Support for Bereaved Parents

 

 

Angel Gowns – Capital Region, NY

Angel Gowns-Capital Region, NY” is a volunteer group based in Albany, NY helping parents who have suffered the loss of a baby by providing burial gowns for their babies. We are ALL UNPAID VOLUNTEERS and rely on donations of time, energy and supplies to carry out our mission. We hope to alleviate further stress on a family who is already suffering the loss of their loved one. Our angel gowns are made from donated wedding gowns, First Communion dresses and other donated fabrics and are transformed into “angel gowns” by our special seamstresses. We offer these gowns for babies weighing under one pound up to (approximately) 13 pounds. Gowns are ALWAYS FREE OF CHARGE to the families who need them.”

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Angel Names Association

“More than 26,000 babies are stillborn in the United States every year. The Angel Names Association is a nonprofit organization that aims to ease the financial burden imposed by stillbirth, provide supportive programs and services for families enduring the trauma of stillbirth, and raise money for stillbirth research. We are here to remind bereaved parents that they are never alone on their journeys to honor and grieve their children.”

2019 Annual Memorial Walk was held on Saturday, September 28th at Saratoga Spa State Park

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EASE (Empty Arms Support Effort)

Our Goals: Sharing insight and information with other bereaved parents can help you cope with feelings of isolation, depression, anger, guilt, and uncertainty about future pregnancies. As an organization of parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or ectopic pregnancy.

Currently meetings are being held via Zoom.

For more information call or text Shannon Bensalah at # 518-331-9645
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/UpstateEASE

 

 

KindNest: Pregnancy Empowerment

A full-service hub of empowering resources for pregnancy, fertility, healing, parenting, and wellness.

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PALS (Pregnancy After Loss Support)

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There are 13 private Facebook groups:

Please contact Shawnte LaTour at PALSMeetUpAlbany@gmail.com for more information about the PALS Meet up group in Albany, NY.

 

 

Project: Cameron’s Story

“The mission of Project: Cameron’s Story is to support the bonding of parents with their premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), through the use of children’s literature and storytelling. We strive to empower parents to form unique and profound connections with their babies within an environment that is often uncertain and intimidating. Our mission is to place a brand new, quality, children’s book in the hands of every parent of a premature baby upon admission to the NICU.”

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Sasha’s Run

“Sasha’s Run 5K run/walk & kids race was organized by the parents of Sasha Hudson White, a beautiful boy, who lived for only 24 days before suddenly passing away on Christmas Eve in 2016.”

“Although Sasha’s Run was first organized in honor of our son, Sasha, this event has quickly became about many other babies and children, who left this world before their time, and about their parents. We adopted the superhero theme in order to honor all parents who had to say a final excruciating good bye to their child — because it takes superhero strengths to go on without your child.” 

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St. Peter’s Hospital

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group – CARES: Compassion, Aftercare, Resources, Education, and Support

Participants: Parents experiencing perinatal loss (miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, stillbirth, early infant death).

Contact: 518-525-1388 for time and location

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The Compassionate Friends

Mission “When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.”

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The TEARS Foundation

“The TEARS Foundation seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a child by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services.  We also offer parents comprehensive bereavement care in the form of grief support groups and peer companions.”

Rock and Walk for Babies was held at the Crossings of Colonie on Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Other resources:

A Beautifully Burdened Life by Jenny Albers – Click here to follow on Facebook

An Unexpected Family Outing – Click here to follow on Facebook

BabySteps – http://www.babysteps.com/

First Candle – https://firstcandle.org/

Grieving Dads – https://grievingdads.com/

I Am A Mother to an Angel – Click here to follow on Facebook

M.E.N.D. – https://www.mend.org/

Miscarriage Matters, Inc. – https://www.mymiscarriagematters.org/

NICU Helping Hands – https://www.nicuhelpinghands.org/

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep – Click here to follow on Facebook

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. – Click here to follow on Facebook

Skyler’s Gift Foundation – Click here to follow on Facebook

Still Standing Magazine – Click here to follow on Facebook

The WARM Place – Click here to follow on Facebook

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