STATEWIDE & NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS

The following are listings for support resources at the State and national levels that cover many types of losses. Inclusion of a site on this page should not be considered an endorsement. The Center for Infant and Child Loss is not responsible for the availability or content of these sites.

Aiding Mothers and Fathers Experiencing Neonatal Death (AMEND)
Maureen Connelly 314-487-7582
Martha Eise 314-291-0892
Jane Borman 618-466-7129
www.amendgroup.com
National network that offers support and encouragement to parents having a normal grief reaction to the loss of their baby. One-to-one peer counseling with trained volunteers.


First Candle 800-221-7437
www.firstcandle.org
Provides referrals to local support groups and operates the SIDSNET List Serve (http://sids-network.org/mlst.htm). Bilingual crisis counselors are available 24/7.


March of Dimes
888-663-4637
www.marchofdimes.com
For parents who have lost an infant with a birth defect of genetic disorder, the MOD provides inexpensive publications on a wide range of specific disorders. A bereavement kit is also available. The Resource Center provides accurate, timely information and referral services to the public. It consistently offers high-quality, reliable and prompt responses.


MIS- Miscarriage, Infant Death and Stillbirth
703-MIS-0911 (703-647-0911)
For information on groups in area.
support@misshare.org or www.misshare.org/index.html
Spanish speaking Maria Robles, 703-326-9262


Seasons - suicide bereavement
410-882-2037 Jack & Dorothy Shamberger


The Compassionate Friends National Office
Call: 877-969-0010 for local chapter information


POMC (Parents of Murdered Children)
Call: 513-721-5683 for local chapters


RTS (formerly Resolve Through Sharing)
Support groups for perinatal loss
Call: 434-200-4568 Evelyn Harker, RN


National SUID/SIDS Resources Center
866-866-7437 www.sidscenter.org


American SIDS Institute
239-431-5425 www.SIDS.org


Bereaved Parents of the USA
Call: Donna Corrigan 630-841-7056. If in crisis or need to talk
800-273-8255


Maryland Crisis Hotline
State-wide 24 hour intervention and supportive counseling hotline for depression, suicide, loneliness, family and relationship problems, shelter needs, violent or threatening domestic situations, chemical dependency issues and others.
Call: 1-800-422-0009


Maryland State-Wide Information and Referral
Call 2-1-1 24 hours/7 days/week Emergency Mental Health Services


UNITE, Inc.
888-488-6483
www.unitegriefsupport.org
Support for parents grieving a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Support for parents through subsequent pregnancies. Group facilitator and grief counselor training programs. Group meetings, phone counseling, newsletter, annual conference

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