Support

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Kansas City Resources

Alexandra’s House – A community based, peer support perinatal hospice program that provides active management and hope for families pregnant with or who have a baby with lethal anomalies and who is expected to die near or shortly after birth.  Part of their services includes helping to bring meaning to the families’ suffering, birth planning, attending doctors visits, testing, photography sessions, hospital-based labor and delivery, coordination of memorial services, and long-term bereavement care.

Finding Grace Together – Surviving loss, staying together – A Northland support group striving to help couples maintain the safety and security of their relationship in the midst of hard times.  The group serves couples who have endured miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.  They meet the first Tuesday of every month to support and encourage couples who are navigating how to grieve together and stay together.

KC Hope – A Northland Kansas City support group for those who have lost babies through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.  Group gatherings take place the first Thursday of every month from 7-9pm at Antioch Bible Baptist Church in Gladstone, Missouri.

Kyleigh’s Gift – Created in memory of Kyleigh Elizabeth Weller, who passed away at birth on April 5, 2012, at the Liberty Hospital Birthing Center.  With the support of the Liberty Hospital Foundation, Kyleigh’s Gift supports bereaved families by providing Miscarriage Care Packages, sibling and parental bereavement books and other bereavement resources to patients at Liberty Hospital.  Kyleigh’s Gift also encourages safe sleep practices for newborns by providing a Halo SleepSack for all newborns at The Liberty Hospital Birthing Center.  The Kyleigh’s Gift 5K Run/Walk is held in October and includes a candlelight ceremony to recognize National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Lullaby of Hope – A ministry for women journeying through infertility, pregnancy, or infant loss.  They provide curated gift boxes and ship nationwide.

Serendipity Photography – A Kansas City-based Photographer specializing in memorial Photography.  An infant loss mom herself, Allix loves to bless other families in their journey of pregnancy or child loss by honoring their baby through Photography.  facebook.com/SerendipityPhotography5/

Shawnee Mission Health Support Group – Meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Tapestry Room, SMMC, 9100 W. 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, Kansas.  Call 913-632-4223 for more information. 

Titan’s Light – A Kansas City God driven and directed ministry dedicated to helping families through the process of pregnancy and infant loss and to provide assistance through the burial process following a perinatal loss.  It is their hope to be a beacon of light in the darkest hours of this terrible reality.

Unforgotten – A monthly support group of moms of living children after losing a child during pregnancy or infancy.  During our gatherings, we talk about our children in heaven and our present walk with parenting. As busy moms, our lives tend to revolve around our living children. This is a space to spend time in community with other women who have a unique understanding that our children in heaven are just as loved and they are unforgotten. 

You Made Me Mom – A South Kansas City-based support group for mothers who have lost babies during pregnancy or infancy.  The group gathers the third Thursday of every month from 7-9pm in Brookside (KCMO).  Email Amy ([email protected]) for address details.

 


 

Nebraska Resources

Connected Forever – Supports families who have experienced premature birth or infant loss by providing resources, education, and emotional support.

Grief’s Journey – A place to find help, understanding, comfort, and hope after suffering a loss.  Founded as Ted E. Bear Hollow, we’ve grown from our beginning in 2001.  We serve adults and children ages 3-18, grieving a death or serious illness/injury.  Our new name makes it clearer what we do – help anyone along their own journey back to hope.

HEALing Embrace – In addition to the normal expenses of birth, bereaved families now face expenses for funeral services, grief counseling, and may require in-home post-partum assistance.  HEALing Embrace focuses on the finances so families can focus on healing, not the stress of unexpected bills.  Raising awareness about loss, as well as connecting families is another goal of HEALing Embrace.  Ultimately, we strive to validate and support those who have had to say goodbye to the newest member of their family.  Saying goodbye before hello is the most difficult journey anyone should have to walk and one should never have to do it without support.

Nebraska SIDS Foundation – a charitable organization dedicated to increasing community awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and providing support for those impacted, so we may see a future where no parent loses a child to SIDS.

No Footprint Too Small – Supports mothers and families who have experienced pregnancy and/or infant loss by offering birth and bereavement doula support, the support of other volunteer bereaved mothers and families with the assistance of a volunteer mental health professional, as well as by providing referrals to helpful resources related to pregnancy and infant loss. 

Open Arms Infant Bereavement Support Group – For loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.  Meets at West Hills Church (library – lower level) – 3015 South 82nd Street – Omaha, 68124. Meets every Wednesday night in February, March, April, June, July, August, October, November and December 7-8PM.  Contact 402.343.8527.

Remember Our Children Support Group – Held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital – Lancaster Room.  5400 South Street Lincoln, Nebraska.  For more information call 402-477-0857.

Remembering Our Little Ones Miscarriage and Infant Loss Prayer and Support Group – Meets at St. Columbkille (Social Hall) – 200 E Sixth St. – Papillion, NE 68046 every 3rd Sunday of the month 7-8PM.  Contact:  Kristin Heilman at 402.250.7758 or [email protected] – Marci Petta at 402.502.4416 or [email protected].

 


 

International Resources

Angel Gowns – A list of organizations supporting families who have lost the littlest of souls far too soon.  Donated wedding dresses are transformed into beautiful Angel Gowns that are offered to hospitals, birthing centers, and grieving families completely free of charge.

Artful Ashes – Our artists, capture the essence your loved ones spirit in a swirl of color and ashes, sealed forever within glass art.  These amazing pieces comfort your grieving, allowing you to treasure your memories.  Each order is treated with the utmost care and respect, following strict tracking and production methods.  If you don’t live in the Seattle area, we mail you a collection package to securely return a tablespoon of your loved ones ashes for each memorial to be created.  We have mailed safely over 35,000 times.

A Thread Runs Thru It – An Etsy Shop owned and operated by a pregnancy loss survivor and rainbow mom.  The shop is dedicated to making memorial keepsake gifts centered around pregnancy and infant loss.  Follow her creations as she shares them on social media. facebook.com/athreadrunsthruit/

Benjamin Ministries – An outreach to those who find themselves in the bereaving process.  Although our ministry began with the intention to provide special comfort to parents who have lost a child, we have grown into a supportive outreach for any loss.  Our main objective is to offer hope, comfort, and encouragement to the bereaved through the Gospel Message and living truth of God’s Word.

Carly Marie – Project Heal – The mother of a stillborn son who shares her journey to help women to find what heals their hearts after experiencing grief and trauma after the death of their baby or child.

Compassionate Friends – Through a network of over 600 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam, The Compassionate Friends has been providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.  Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process

Genesis and Joy – A ministry created to reach out to loss moms on special dates and anniversaries through handwritten cards.  All cards are handmade, handpainted, or hand-lettered to specifically serve the recipient.  Request your own card or have one sent to a loved one by visiting Genesis and Joy’s website.

Heaven’s Gain Ministry – Heaven’s Gain specializes in providing services and products for families suffering the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.

Kinsey Bells – A boutique that hand creates custom angel baby memorials for infant loss and miscarriage memorials, custom sewn items, and sew much more! 

Memory Glass – Memory Glass provides a unique method of memorializing your family, friends, and pets by suspending cremated remains within solid glass sculptures and keepsake jewelry.

M.E.N.D. Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death – A Christian organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.  We publish free bi-monthly newsletters, hold commemorative ceremonies, and host a variety of support groups throughout the nation.  M.E.N.D. is a place for families to connect, share their unique story of loss, and learn to live life without your precious baby.

Molly Bears – Molly Bears provides a way to fill the empty arms of families who have endured the loss of a baby from conception up to 12 months of age.  They create weighted teddy bears that are customized to weigh the specific weight of the baby that passed away. 

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep – Trained, educated, and mobilized professional quality photographers who provide parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.  Each family is provided with beautiful heirloom portraits that serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring their child’s legacy.

Perfect Memorials – Since 2001 families have chosen Perfect Memorials for their unique memorial products.  Choose from a variety of products such as cremation urns, cremation jewelry, caskets, and other sympathy gifts.  Many of their products are uniquely crafted by skilled artisans, representing the uniqueness of our loved ones.

Pregnancy After Loss Support – a community support resource for women experiencing the confusing and conflicting emotions of grief mixed with joy during the journey through pregnancy after loss. We seek to help expectant mothers celebrate their current pregnancy by choosing hope over fear while still nurturing and honoring the grief over the loss of their deceased child.

Still Standing Magazine – In the face of loss and infertility, our mission is to show the world that we are still standing.  Holding fast to resilience and hope.  Our mission is to help you embrace life for everything that it is after experiencing the loss of a child or infertility.  The focus of this magazine is to give a voice to grief; connect hearts around the world who have similar life experiences; and become a resource for friends, family, and medical professionals, to know how to support someone enduring child loss and/or infertility. 

Still Mothers –  Our mission is to provide support and resources for families who have experienced the death of a baby(ies) and are living without a child to raise; to promote healing, peace, and self-care; to raise awareness surrounding the issues of baby loss, secondary infertility, and the choice to remain childless after loss, to acknowledge/recognize the motherhood of women without children to raise; and to foster a “trigger-free” space where mothers can connect, process grief, and find healing without the additional stress and heartache of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood after loss conversations.

Sufficient Grace Ministries for Women – An organization founded with the purpose of reaching out to women and families to offer comfort, encouragement, and hope.  The Dreams of You division of this ministry was created specifically to provide comfort to women and families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.  Sufficient Grace Ministries offers a comprehensive list of support options for bereaved parents, and parents currently carrying a baby with a life-limiting diagnosis.

While We’re Waiting – While We’re Waiting offers the following services … Sending Hope Packages to newly-bereaved parents, Maintaining a Facebook page for bereaved parents, and Hosting faith-based support groups specifically for bereaved parents in various areas around the country. 

Willow House – A non-profit organization dedicated to providing supportive services for Illinois children, teens, families, schools, and communities who are coping with grief and the death of a loved one.  We are recognized as a leader in the field of children’s grief locally and nationally.  Peer support group services are provided in four locations, Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Bannockburn (ILLINOIS), including a group for children and families grieving a suicide death and a unique expressive arts group.