Phone: 1-203-202-9714

Bereavement Resources

TTMF has parent mentors who have personally suffered the loss of a child and have the unique ability to provide comfort and understanding to bereaved parents. We also offer referrals to local bereavement support groups, memory portrait artists, therapists, and bereavement resources.  Our bereavement support envelopes are located at each hospital and our office. The staff at the NICU provides this TTMF Support information to any parent who has experienced the loss of their baby.  If you have a family member or friend who has experienced the loss of their premature baby, please contact us at info@ttmf.org and we will send you our support package.

LOCAL BEREAVEMENT RESOURCES

"We Care" Perinatal Support Group, St. Vincent's Medical Center

2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606

(203) 576-5110

For families who have lost a child prior to or at birth.

Third Wednesdays, Ambulatory Infusion Center, 7:00 – 8:15PM

Center for HOPE, Family Centers Darien

590 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

(203) 655-0547

Part of Family Centers, the Center for HOPE is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. All counseling, support and education services are facilitated by specially-trained professionals in an atmosphere of hope and renewal.

Their Parents Bereavement Group provides support to parents who are coping with the death of a child.

The Den for Grieving Kids: Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Group

Please call and ask for Linda Weatherseed.

Danbury Hospital Perinatal Bereavement Group

(203) 739-6136

Danbury Hospital's Perinatal Bereavement Group is open-ended and is for anyone who has suffered a Perinatal loss (miscarriage, stillborn, newborn death) no matter when they had their loss.

The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 PM at Danbury Hospital. People can contact Michele J. Rybos at 203-739-6136 for more information. 

Hope After Loss

www.hopeafterloss.org/support/support-center/

Hope After Loss offers monthly peer-to-peer support group meetings in Connecticut for parents who have suffered the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Meetings are held in Middletown, Guilford, New Canaan, and New Haven. See their website for more details and schedules.

Kelly Ryan Foundation

www.kellyryanfoundation.org

The Kelly Ryan Foundation is a charitable organization of women and men who grieve the loss of pregnancy or infant.  They provide sassistance to CT families who have lost a baby but can not afford the cost of burial or cremation.

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group, Greenwich Hospital

5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830

(203) 863-3417

For families who have suffered a perinatal loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. Some parents who attend this group have lost an older child.

Second Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:30PM

Reconceiving Loss

http://reconceivingloss.com/

A private support center & workshop for you or someone you know who has suffered infant or pregnancy loss.

The Compassionate Friends

www.compassionatefriends.org

The Compassionate Friends assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age, and to provide information to help others be supportive. They have local chapters in Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, and six other locations throughout the state of Connecticut.

The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation

www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

When a baby dies, the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart to families overcome by grief and pain. NILMDTS administer a network of nearly 3,000 volunteer professional photographers, including 15 in Connecticut. At a family's request, a NILMDTS Affiliated Photographer will come to your hospital and conduct a sensitive and private portrait session. The portraits are then professionally retouched and presented to the family on an archival DVD or CD that can be used to print portraits of their cherished baby. These services are offered at no cost and allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives.

TTMF Bereavement Parent Mentors

(203) 202-9714

We have Tiny Miracles volunteers who, having suffered the loss of a baby or child, are now trained mentors who specialize in supporting other families. Please call us at 203-202-9714 if you would like us to put you in touch with a volunteer — they can contact you by phone, by email or in person.

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