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 or
Jane Borman 618-466-7129
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.

CJ First Candle
Provides referrals to local support groups and operates the SIDSNET List Serve Bilingual crisis counselors are available 24/7.

March of Dimes
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. or
Spanish speaking Maria Robles, 703-326-9262

SEASONS-Suicide Bereavement Support Group
Contact John Buck 410-683-0159, or
Linda Buck

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

POMC (National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.)
Call: 513-721-5683 for local chapters,

RTS (formerly Resolve Through Sharing)
Support groups for perinatal loss

National SUID/SIDS Resources Center

American SIDS Institute

Bereaved Parents of the USA
Call: Kathy Corrigan 845-462-2825. 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

Maryland Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
USA National Suicide Hotline: 800-784-2433, 800-273-8255
Baltimore Crisis Response: 24 hour hotline 410-433-5175
Baltimore City Child and Adolescent Response System: 24 hour hotline 410-752-2272
Maryland Dept. of Behavioral Health: 24 hour hotline 800-422-0009 or 301-695-5683
Grassroots Crisis Intervention: 24 hour hotline 410-531-6677
Mental Health Association of Frederick County: 24 hour hotline 301-662-2255
Community Crisis Services, Inc.: 24 hour hotline 301-864-7130
Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services: 24 hour hotline 240-777-4000, 240-777-4815 (TTY)
Every-Mind, serving Montgomery County: 24 hour hotline 301-738-2255
Life Crisis Center, serving the entire Eastern Shore: 24 hour hotline 410-749-4357
SANTE, serving Baltimore County: 24 hour hotline 410-931-2214 (888-407-8018 Eastern Shore), (301-429-2185 Prince George’s County)

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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