Our Purpose

Grieving is a process that affects us physically and emotionally. Sometimes the feelings during grief can be overwhelming and families need the support and understand of others. No membership dues are charged and the group has no religious affiliation. Parents are free to attend the group meetings whenever they choose whether it be for just one session or over an extended period of time.

It is hoped that parents who have journeyed further with their loss will continue to attend and offer support to the newly bereaved parents.

Goals

To provide bereaved parents with a safe place to share their loss and validate their feelings of loss:

  • To provide an environment where ideas for coping can be explored without trying to "fix" one another;
  • To help establish telephone friends who can be contacted as needed;
  • To provide a library of resource materials (books, videos, and cassette tapes) about grieving.