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AriseDaughter.org is a post-abortion mentoring program designed to help women and men find deeper healing, relevant training and meaningful ministry as they learn to live in newfound freedom. They are an online "house" with "rooms" where members can mentor each other through art, new ministry connections, as well as one-on-one consultations to help ALIGN you with your G.O.A.L.S. Find out more about Arise Daughter on their website!!
Bear For An Angel will help anyone who has lost a baby from just 4 weeks gestation to a child of 16 years old. This covers any type of death including miscarriage, still birth, SIDS, murder, cancer and many many more! At Bear For An Angel, we are determined to make a change, our aims are:
To provide an emotional support network via our Facebook & Twitter pages.
To offer financial assistance & funding towards memorial items.
To provide a free resource to create memorial pages in partnership with much loved.
Help families acknowledge & name their child if they feel it's something that they would like to do.
To raise awareness of pregnancy, baby & child loss.
Here is the story of Molly Bears and Molly Christine:
We lost our angel, Molly Christine at 34 weeks, on May 30th 2010. I was given a weighted teddy bear from a dear friend from high school. This bear weighed three pounds. In an effort to have a bear that weighed the same as Molly, I bought a shell and a package of rice. In the middle of the produce isle, I carefully weighed rice, fluff and the shell. I am sure people thought I was crazy, but I did not care. I went home and with my children and husband, we created the very first Molly Bear. For the first time in weeks, I was able to sleep holding her. It was then that I knew I had to find a way to help other angel families. We officially started in August 2010 and currently have over 4,000 orders and have created over 2,000 bears. We are in 50 states and 13 countries. Often times we are in awe of the amount of people who say Molly’s name. Words can not describe how humbled we are. This road has been hard and continues to be long, but we travel one day at a time and we are in wonderful company.
PLAN (The Pregnancy and Life Assistance Network) facilitates collaboration between assistance programs and their communities in order to empower women and families through comprehensive medical, social, and material support.
View their directory of life-affirming assistance providers HERE.
Erica M. McAfee is the founder of Sisters in Loss, LLC, a faith based Pregnancy Loss Grief Coaching & Doula Service Company that helps women replace silence with storytelling around miscarriage, pregnancy loss, and infertility. Sisters in Loss provides birth and bereavement doula services, infertility and grief coaching services to help women step beyond anxiety and fear and into trust and peace after loss.
Erica is a Pregnancy Loss Grief Coach, Birth & Bereavement Doula, Pastor’s Wife, and Mom to two angels in heaven and one rainbow baby Maxwell also known as Super Mighty Max. She is an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a B.S in Chemical Engineering.
The Virginia Chapter of the Star Legacy Foundation serves the entire state of Virginia and Washington DC. We are a group of dedicated parents, family, friends, medical professionals, advocates, and volunteers who believe that we can do better in Virginia. Together, through our Champion and Awareness Events, Memorials, Socials, Support Groups, Peer Companions, and resources, we are ensuring that no one has to walk the journey of grief alone. We are here to support you and honor the life of your precious baby. We also empower pregnant women with the latest evidence-based recommendations of actions you can do today to increase your odds of a safe delivery. We believe every pregnancy deserves a happy ending.
The Still Loved Foundation is dedicated to celebrating angel babies on their birthday. By signing up for their free service, bereaved parents will receive a handmade birthday card on their angel's birthday. When others may forget or be too afraid to even mention your baby's name, we remember & celebrate your baby year after year.
To read their story and to learn more about their mission and the services they provide, please visit Still-Loved Foundation.
The mission of the Still Birthday global network is to validate a pregnancy loss as the birth, and death, that it is, and to fill the chasm between the moment darkness falls and when resources are discovered. We do this in part through free online materials including printable birth plans, and through our comprehensive doula training, preparing doulas to support families in person prior to, during, and after birth in any outcome and in any trimester. We aim to come alongside families from the very beginning of their parenting journey, whether through rearing or grieving, and provide support for their journey. The still birthday global network is a part of Childbirth Services LLC.
The Next Dimension Marketing and Management, LLC is a unique company that is on the cutting edge of project management, creative concepts, public relations, production stage management & strategic planning. The company provides dimensional services with the marketing support needed to maintain a competitive goal.
First Candle - First Candle is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Current priorities are to eliminate Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) with programs of research, education and advocacy. We also provide compassionate grief support to all those affected by the death of a baby through a dedicated crisis hotline at 800.221.7437.
Graham's Foundation - Graham’s Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Jennifer and Nick Hall in memory of their son, Graham. Its mission is to offer both practical and emotional support to parents of premature babies. The foundation supports the parents by providing care packages during their journey in the NICU and transition home and the foundation's website provides a place for parents to share their stories and find support.
Grieving Dad's Project - This project is designed to reach out to all bereaved dads and to provide a conduit to share their stories. One of my goals is to bring awareness to the impacts that child loss has on fathers and to let society know that it’s okay for a father to grieve the loss of a child. A father shouldn’t have to hide his pain or feel ashamed to show his emotions.
Hiring for Hope - Hiring for Hope is a grassroots, nationally recognized 501(c)3 public charity with an active presence in international social media and physical communities across the United States. Think of us as a Life Management Community (LMC) designed to help you manage and overcome all the obstacles associated with your family building and/or career management challenges. Because of the overwhelming number of individuals impacted by these debilitating and highly prevalent life issues, it made sense to us to put all of the tools to handle them in one place. Especially since we have developed a new and innovative approach to managing and overcoming them that empowers and incentives everyone involved to help not only themselves, but each other as well! Consequently, our services and programs span the spectrum of Career and Family Building Management, Financial Assistance, Online Networking/Support and Workforce Solutions.
Maryville University - Having a baby is typically described as a time of joy. A time to celebrate the new little life that has been brought into this world. A time to be thankful for the family unit that has now been increased by one or more. However, for some women, this life-altering event brings about feelings that aren’t quite as joyful, and begins a condition known as postpartum depression (PPD). Learn more about PPD and Maryville University HERE.
Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, VA - At Moser Funeral Home, they pride ourselves on providing quality products and dignified service at an affordable cost. They understand that the emotional and financial burdens can be overwhelming, and their goal is to alleviate as much stress as possible during this time.
Moser funeral home has served Fauquier County and the surrounding areas since 1836. They are proud of their heritage of service to the community. As funeral service has changed since our founding, our company has endeavored to meet these changing needs. Their spacious facility with ample parking offers two chapels, family rooms, parlors, and an on-site crematory.
Mount Sinai Memorial Park and Mortuaries (Los Angeles) - As a Jewish Funeral Home / Mortuary for all of Southern California, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries maintains its 60+ year tradition of honoring the deceased and serving the living. In 1954, Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills was formally consecrated as a Jewish Memorial Park and since 1964, they have been wholly owned by Sinai Temple of Los Angeles which dedicates its cemetery and mortuary services to the entire Jewish community of Los Angeles. Visit their website for all their services. (Free arrangements/burials for neonatal deaths)
Naomi's Circle - Naomi's Circle is a gathering place for parents of babies in heaven, and for the professionals, friends and family who want to know how to help them. Offering support for parents dealing with Pregnancy Loss and Early Infant Death.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - This is a National Foundation that introduces remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture. To locate a photographer in your area, please visit their website.
Penzu - Penzu is an online diary and personal journal that is focused on privacy. With a unique and compelling user experience, it makes writing online as easy and intuitive as writing on a pad of paper.
Postpartum Depression - Postpartum Depression was created by Jenna Carberg and her husband Chris. Jenna was diagnosed with severe postpartum depression after their daughter was born. Jenna and Chris created a helpful resource for people just like you. They have worked with some of the best medical content writers, mental health professionals and other patients to create a resource that will help you fight PPD.
Postpartum Support International - Postpartum Support International (PSI) was founded in 1987 by Jane Honikman in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. PSI headquarters is located in Portland Oregon and has members all over the world, including volunteer coordinators in every one of the United States and in more than 36 other countries.
SHARE - The primary purpose is to provide support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of, or following the death of a baby. This support encompasses emotional, physical, spiritual, and social healing, as well as sustaining the family unit. The secondary purpose of Share is to provide information, education, and resources on the needs and rights of bereaved parents and siblings. The objective is to aid those in the community, including family, friends, employers, members of the congregation, caregivers, and others in their supportive role.
Star Legacy Foundation - The Star Legacy Foundation, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, was started by family and friends of Garrett Jamison Wimmer, stillborn on July 31, 2004. Thousands of families in the United States endure this pain every year. We believe these are preventable tragedies. Our focus is to raise funding and awareness so that better technology, education, and research are available to families and health care providers. Funds raised by the Star Legacy Foundation support stillbirth research and education projects.
Still Standing Online Magazine - Still Standing Magazine is the vision of artist Franchesca Cox who authors a successful blog,Small Bird Studios, where she shares her inspiring art and words of advice to mothers and families who have lost a child. The online magazine will have the voice of Franchesca as well as 16 other contributing writers from around the world. Offering a unique perspective that will be relatable to anyone who has suffered a loss. It’s no coincidence that the launch date of Still Standing is May 5th 2012…the day Franchesca’s daughter Jenna would have turned three years old."Where hope thrives, love lives, and healing is real." – Franchesca Cox, Still Standing Editor-In-Chief
Sweet Pea Project - The Sweet Pea Project (federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization) was created by Stephanie Cole after the death of her daughter Madeline, as a way to honor her memory and reach out to other bereaved parents. The Sweet Pea Project offers comfort, support and gentle guidance to families who have experienced the death of a baby. Sweet Pea Project Blankets have been donated to hospitals across the country and a new Book Donation Project was launched in June 2010 after the release of Stephanie's book, Still.
The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation - Michelle Valiukenas and her husband Mark created a foundation in the name of their daughter, Colette, who they lost when she was nine days old. Michelle also miscarried at 7 weeks the previous year. The Foundation provides financial assistance to families in one of three situations:
(1) Pregnancy complications, including hospital stays and bed rest
(2) Child in NICU/born prematurely
(3) Miscarriage or other pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or loss of an infant up to one year
The Compassionate Friends - The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again." –Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends
The Fletcher Foundation - The Fletcher Foundation is a 501(c)3 started by Matt and Haley Phillips after they lost their son, Fletcher. Their mission is to walk with families after their tragic loss, providing encouragements, resources, as well as help pay potential hospital bills.
The Recovery Village is a network of rehabilitation facilities operated by Advanced Recovery Systems offering comprehensive treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. To learn more about Postpartum Depression and how it is treated, visit their website.
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