National. Approximately 600 chapters. Founded 1969. Offers mutual support, friendship and understanding for families grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Provides information on the grieving process, referrals to local chapter meetings, online support community and publishes tri-annual magazine ($20/yr). Also has a sibling network. Offers 'virtual chapters' through an Online Support Community (live chats). Write: Compassionate Friends P.O. Box 3696 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696 Voice: 1-877-969-0010 Fax: 630-990-0246 Website: http://www.compassionatefriends.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/26/2012
(BILINGUAL) National. 50 chapters. Founded 1987. Provides education, advocacy, research and support for families of babies who have died from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), stillbirth and miscarriages. Bilingual grief counselors available 24 hrs. Newsletter, conferences and chapter development guidelines. Write: First Candle/SIDS Alliance 1314 Bedford Ave., Suite 210 Baltimore, MD 21208 Voice: 1-800-221-7437 or 410-653-8226 Fax: 410-653-8709 Website: http://www.firstcandle.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/26/2012
International. Over 230 chapters in the U.S., Canada and Costa Rica. Founded 1978. Support organization for families and friends of those who have died by violence. Newsletter 3 times a year. Court accompaniment also provided by many chapters. Parole Block Program and Second Opinion Service also available. Offers assistance in starting local chapters. Write: Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. 100 E. 8th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 Voice: 1-888-818-7662 Fax: 513-345-4489 Website: http://www.pomc.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/24/2012
National. 100 chapters. Founded 1977. Mutual support for bereaved parents and families whose lives have been touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. Provides support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of, or following, the death of a baby. Information, education and resources on the needs and rights of bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. Online newsletter, calendar of upcoming events, helpful hints for caregivers, chapter development opportunities and guidelines available on website. Online message board and chatrooms. 402 Jackson St. St. Charles, MO 63301-2893 Voice: 1-800-821-6819 Fax: 636-947-7486 Website: http://www.nationalshare.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/26/2012
National network. Founded 1988. Support network of parents who have lost an only child or all their children. Provides education and publications to promote communication and healing, to assist in resolving grief and to develop means to reinvest lives for a positive future. Bimonthly newsletter. Write: c/o Kay Bevington 1112 Champaign Dr. Van Wert, OH 45891 Website: http://www.alivealone.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/26/2012
International network. Founded 1987. Support by and for parents who have experienced the death of one or more of their twins or higher multiples during pregnancy, birth, infancy or childhood. Newsletter, information on specialized topics, pen pals and phone support. Write: CLIMB P.O. Box 91377 Anchorage, AK 99509 Voice: 907-222-5321 Website: http://www.climb-support.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/13/2012
Online. Founded 1983. Support for parents who have lost one or more children in multiple births. Website: http://www.tripletconnection.org/triplet_forum/dcboard.php Verified: 6/29/2012
(BILINGUAL) National. 80+ affiliated groups. Founded 1995. Designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families who are struggling to survive their grief after the death of a child. Information and referrals, newsletter, phone support, conferences and support group meetings. Assistance and guidelines in starting groups. Write: Bereaved Parents of the USA P.O. Box 95 Park Forest, IL 60466 Voice: 708-748-7866 Website: http://www.bereavedparentsusa.org Verified: 7/31/2012
International. 38 affiliated groups. Founded 1995. Offers emergency and on-going support for families before, during and after the death of a child of any age and from any cause. Provides information, referrals, phone support, newsletter, pen pals, literature, advocacy and online chatroom support. Information on local group development. Local support group listings online. Write: The MISS Foundation 77 E. Thomas Road, Ste. 112 Poenix, AZ 85012 Voice: 623-979-1000 Fax: 623-979-1001 Website: http://www.missfoundation.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/14/2012
Online. 750 members. Founded 2001. Information, links, references and a number of interactive web features for women who have had a molar pregnancy. Support group, message board and chatroom. Website: http://www.mymolarpregnancy.com E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 6/29/2012
Online. Resource for parents who have had to terminate a wanted pregnancy due to prenatal news such as severe birth defects or risk to the well-being of the mother. Listserv e-mail list, discussion forum and grandparents forum. Website: http://www.aheartbreakingchoice.net E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 6/29/2012
Online. Various discussion groups dealing with bereavement including anticipatory grief, loss of infant, child or grandchild, loss of spouse, loss of specific family member, pet loss, friend and relationship. Website: http://www.hovforum.ipbhost.com Verified: 6/29/2012
Online. Provides neutral, non-judgmental, non-religion based, non-politically affiliated online support, information, resources, help and healing for women dealing with post abortion stress syndrome. Message boards, chat rooms and email lists. Write: PASS Website PO Box 2275 Glen Burnie, MD 21060 Website: http://www.afterabortion.com E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 8/2/2012
Online. Founded 1995. Provides a support network for parents who have lost one or more children in a multiple birth situation (e.g., twin, triplet, quadruplet, etc.). Offers grief support for all parents of deceased multiples from the newly bereaved to those who experienced a loss several years ago. This includes: miscarriage, stillbirth, selective reduction, loss of one or more multiples in utero, neonatal and childhood death. Website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/eLIMBO E-mail: eLIMBOfirstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 4/12/2012
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