Resources for Families Dealing with Loss
Carly Marie is an artist and loss mom who has shared her talent with many grieving families. She offers beautiful art work in honor of loved little ones gone too soon, and hosts a wealth of other support services and information on her website.
“Ele’s Place is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. Through peer support group programs, Ele’s Place helps children to cope with the death of a parent, sibling or other close family member or friend.” (Located in Lansing, MI)
"HOPING is a parent-to-parent miscarriage, stillbirth and baby loss support group in Lansing, Michigan. The parents who attend our monthly meetings have lost a baby, and they understand what it’s like. Whether you have lost a pregnancy to miscarriage, a baby near term to stillbirth or complications during pregnancy or delivery, or have lost a baby after birth or from SIDS, this support group can help you work through your feelings of grief and loss. You will find support here, from parents who understand what it’s like."
“The Hummingbird Network exists to help parents and young children struggling with any kind of loss. The Hummingbird Network was founded on August 31, 2012 in memory of Brody Maxwell Riggsbee. Brody died during labor when his mom suffered a catastrophic uterine rupture. The Riggsbee family experienced kindness that year from complete strangers and wonderful friends, old and new. In Brody's memory, they have created a "bank" for donations of kindness to help parents and young children who suffer any kind of loss: the loss of a pregnancy, the loss of an infant or child, the loss of a marriage or parent, the loss of hope.”
"Hurt by Homebirth has been created as a safe place where women can tell the stories of the babies who died or who were left injured by homebirth."
Stillbirthday is a website that offers a wealth of loss support in various capacities. Founded by Heidi Faith, a social worker, counselor, and mother, Stillbirthday offers a thriving blog, loss doulas, and many ways to honor and remember your little one. Stillbirthday has received many accolades for their role in helping grieving families. A special event for Stillbirthday families is Dec 19th, National Homebirth Loss Awareness Day.