Connecticut Resources

 

Tides of Mind Counseling

Annabella's Angels has collaborated with Tides of Mind Counseling to provide a support group to those whom have experienced pregnancy, infant, and child loss in the Greater Waterbury area. The group will begin in September. If you would like to be a part of the group or would like more information please contact Tides of Mind at 203-819-0789. Notify receptionist you are interested in the grief group offered by Luisa.

We are here to support you 💜💙💛

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

The mission of NILMDTS is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture. NILMDTS trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. NILMDTS believes these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s legacy. To look for a photographer in your area visit their website.

 

www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

Hartford HealthCare

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

"Angels Remembered" is a support group for parents who have experienced pregnancy or early infant loss. This group meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30pm. Registration is not required, but for more information you may contact Elynor Carey at 860-889-8331 ext: 4239

Address:
Backus Medical Office Building
Radiation Therapy Waiting Room
330 Washington Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Hope After Loss

Hope After Loss, formerly the Hygeia Foundation, is a community of women and men who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Through peer support, burial assistance, education, and awareness initiatives, we provide connections, comfort, and care to those who have experienced the loss of a baby.

 

www.hopeafterloss.org  

 

900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor

New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203-782-4330

E-mail: info@hopeafterloss.org

 

Healing Hearts Center for Grief & Loss

Regional Hospice and Home Care provides bereavement services at the Healing Hearts Center to families in the community coping with the death of a loved one. Healing Hearts is a place for emotional healing—where individuals and families can get support from social workers, trained volunteers, and more importantly, other grieving people. The family-friendly space of our center, and our compassionate, professionally trained facilitators create a welcoming environment for individuals and families.Healing Hearts is the only program of its kind to service Western Connecticut and nearby New York and is solely funded by donations. More than 30 different programs, support groups, social groups, workshops and memorial events for children, adults, families and caregivers occur regularly throughout the year at our convenient Danbury location. Many of the groups are open-ended, so that people can attend as long as they need to.Through education, support groups and workshops, children and families have a safe place to begin healing. They start to understand their feelings as they face the challenge of rebuilding their lives with meaning and hope.

 

Regional Hospice and Home Care Center for Comfort Care & Healing Healing Hearts adult grief support groups are designed specific to the type of grief.

 

They have groups for:

Loss of a Child

Survivors of Suicide

Loss of an Infant

General loss of a sibling or other loved one

Southbury Adult Bereavement Group at the Jewish Federation of Western CT

Grandchild Loss Support Group

 

Address:

30 Milestone Road
Danbury, CT 06810 

 

www.regionalhospicect.org


Phone: 203.702.7400  Fax: 203.702.7401
Email: info@regionalhospicect.org

 

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital

Pregnancy And Infant Loss Support Group | Bereaved Parent Support Group

 

Support group for mothers and their families who have experienced the loss of an infant meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road in Groton.


Call before attending first meeting

 

 

Saint Francis Medical Center

Support group for parents who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6pm in the Innovation and Learning Center. A Memorial Service is offered in December. Also provides a lending library with resources related to bereavement and loss

 

www.saintfranciscare.org

 

Address:

114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT, 0610

 

Site Phone:

860-714-4801

 

 

SIDS Network, Inc.

Mr. Chuck Mihalko

Executive Manager

P.O. Box 520

Ledyard, CT 06339

Email: sidsnet1@sids-network.org

Website: http://sids-network.org

Heathly Mom, Happy Baby

 Healthy Mom, Happy Baby in Southbury,CT offers a wide variety of services. However, for angel moms we offer postpartum rainbow doula care and coaching for moms who are thinking about conceiving again. For more information visit www.healthymomhappybaby.com.

National & Online Resources

If your situation is life-threatening please dial 911 or your local emergency number.

 

Crisis & Immediate Concerns

 

National Suicide Prevention Line – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (United States)
To find a suicide prevention hotline in your country please visit the International Association of Suicide Prevention website at IASP.Info

 

Postpartum Support International (for pregnant and postpartum women experiencing mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD symptoms) – 1-800-944-4773

Facebook Pages

 

S.O.B.B.S. (Stories of Babies Born Still) offers a private group on Facebook to support parents and their allows for them to share stories of their loss, the struggles encountered form the loss, and images of the angel babies.

 

PALS (Pregnancy After Loss Support) offers a public and private online Facebook support to moms on their journey through a subsequent pregnancy after a loss. You can follow our public Facebook page Pregnancy After Loss Support and join in the discussion about pregnancy after loss, trying to conceive after loss, and parenting in your first year after a loss or if you prefer a more private forum we welcome you join our private Facebook group Pregnancy After Loss Support Group.

 

Babies Gone Too Soon Inc. offers a private group on Facebook to support parents and their allows for them to share stories of their loss, the struggles encountered form the loss, and images of the angel babies.

 

Mommies with Angel Babies offers a private group on Facebook to support parents and their allows for them to share stories of their loss, the struggles encountered form the loss, and images of the angel babies.

 

All That Love Can Do offers a closed Facebook Group for families who are trying to conceive, carrying, or raising their Rainbow (the baby that comes after a loss)- ATLCD_Rainbows

 

Online Sources

 

The MISS Foundation offers online forums and support groups for subsequent pregnancies after a previous loss.

BabyCenter.com offers many groups and forums that focus on trying to conceive after a loss and pregnancy after loss.

DrugRehab.com

The loss of a baby takes an enormous toll on the family, especially the mother. Often times, the grief and stress can lead to substance abuse. DrugRehab.com is working to bring awareness to this issue and to be a resource for families struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and mental health problems.

https://www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/depression/  

https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/pregnancy/ 

 

Bereavement Support

 

If you need bereavement support and are not currently trying to conceive, pregnant, or parenting after a loss, we recommend the following online support groups and phone support:

The MISS Foundation offers online support groups and forums for a variety of specific situations.

 

First Candle offers a 24/7 Grief Support Hotline at 1-800-221-7437.

 

Compassionate Friends offers both local support groups as well as an online support group.

 

For those looking for Christian support, Hannah’s Prayer Ministry offers an online community support forum.

 

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P.O. Box 4874

Waterbury, CT 06704