Bereaved Parents

Bereaved Parents USA
Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families who are struggling to survive their grief after the death of a child. Any bereaved parent, sibling or grandparent is eligible to become a member of BP/USA.

P O Box 95
Park Forest, Illinois 60466
Fax: (708) 748-9184

Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome. Find local chapters by State listing with the Compassionate Friends Chapter Locator

Ethan's House
Is a nonprofit site, incorporated in the hope that the bereaved will find release and comfort and in the hope that the families and friends of the bereaved will learn from us...This is a beautiful and poignant example of how very good things can come from the worst of all human experiences. - Helping After Neonatal Death
A California non-profit corporation, founded to help parents, their families and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during, or after birth. HAND is a resource network of parents, professionals, and supportive volunteers offering a variety of services throughout Northern California and the Central Valley. There are no fees for services.

H.A.N.D. [Houston's Aid in Neonatal Death] Supporting Houston area families in the wake of
miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death since 1978. Someone in H.A.N.D. is always available to speak with you. Messages left on the Help Line answering machine will be returned withing 24 hours.
Help Line - 713 / 529-4661
PO Box 20348
Houston, TX, 77225
A non-profit organization which was formed to support bereaved parents who are now childless. In addition to an outreach to bereaved parents, there are conferences with workshops, sharing sessions and rituals such as a candlelighting banquet, and more.
To help bereaved parents who are grieving after loss of a baby and to help those who are pregnant to prevent the tragedy of a stillbirth.

Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.)
M.E.N.D. is a Christian not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death and offer a way to share experiences and information through support groups, the bi-monthly newsletter, and their Internet web site
E-mail for more information.

P.O. Box 1007
Coppell, TX 75019
Phone:1-888-695-MEND (6363)

An article from a clinic in the UK about miscarriage, what to expect and how to cope.

The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)
POMC provides the ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote a healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief, but with the criminal justice system as well. The staff of the National Headquarters of POMC will assist any survivor and, if possible, link that survivor with others in the same vicinity who have survived their loved one's murder. In addition, the staff is available to provide individual assistance, support and advocacy. The staff will also help interested parents or immediate family members form a chapter of POMC in their community.

National POMC
100 East Eighth Street, Suite B-41
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 721-5683
Fax: (513) 345-4489
Toll Free: (888) 818-POMC

Parents of Murdered Children: Kansas City
Is a self-help support group that provides bereaved families support as they go through the intense grief process that occurs when another person intentionally or recklessly takes the life of someone they love. The Kansas City, MO chapter Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. makes the difference through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness.
E-mail for more information.

Al & Harriett Smith
9218 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64114
Fax:(816)822-7662 (call before faxing)

Peace After Abortion
Sometimes the difficult emotions don't surface until years after the abortion. Distress after an abortion is often connected to another unresolved painful event in your life. Men may also experience emotional or spiritual distress related to their partner's abortion. This web site is meant to introduce you to an ongoing healing process.

Twinless Twins Support Organization
"To serve in support of twins (all multiple births) who suffer from the loss of companionship of their twin through death, estrangement, or in-utero loss. If you're not a twin, but you are the parent, sibling, or spouse of a twinless twin who in turn struggles with how to support the surviving twin in your family, we're here for you, too."

Bereaved Parents' Resources in Australia

Is a voluntary self-help organisation comprised in the main of parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or within days of birth. SANDS provides support, both immediate and on-going, from other parents who have experienced these losses. Sharing with others who have suffered similar experiences can assist parents to work through the often intense grief which follows the death of a baby.
SANDS(Vic) Head Office:
Suite 208/901 Whitehorse Road
Contact numbers:
Admin: (03) 9899 0217
Support: (03) 9899 0218
Fax: (03) 9899 0219

The Compassionate Friends of Western Australia
The Compassionate Friends is an international organisation offering friendship and hope to bereaved parents. The purposes are to support and aid parents in the positive resolution of the grief experienced upon the death of their child, and to foster the physical and emotional health of bereaved parents and siblings and grandparents. The secondary purpose is to provide information and education about bereaved parents and siblings. The objective is to help those in their community, including family, friends, employers, co-workers and professionals, to be supportive.

City West Lotteries House
2 Delphi Street
West Perth 6005
Phone: 9486 8711

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