ALL IN-PERSON SUPPORT GROUPS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED THROUGH 2020
Fourth Thursday of the month: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
We will be meeting at:
UCG Parish House
323 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06510
The Parish house is located on the corner of Temple and Wall St. in a recessed brick building (parking at can be found directly behind the building and is free for our groups to use for the meeting.)
1 biological (miracle baby!) daughter, Angela, 27 years old
1 lost pregnancy at 5 months, Danny, 23 years ago
1 adopted daughter, Gianna, 17 years old
When I lost my baby boy, there were no support groups available. I found some comfort online and with my therapist, but now that I've been involved with Hope After Loss, I realize how wonderful support groups can be! I no longer feel isolated, or worried about talking about my loss - afraid I might upset some one else. I welcome questions from people, even strangers, when they see the pin that I wear, symbolizing infant loss.
I was first introduced to Hope After Loss a few years ago when I was asked to join the Board as the Treasurer. Once I became a part of this wonderful organization, I decided to volunteer with the Annual Walk committee. I met wonderful people, who also belonged to this sad club. Because of our lossess, we formed unique bonds.
My next step was to become a facilitator. I went through the training, then sat in on several meetings before I felt secure enough to lead a group. I now facilitate in New Haven, and Guilford - if needed. I continue to meet wonderful people and each meeting is a blessing. Yes, we shed tears, but it’s ok because we all understand- I’m so grateful to this organization!! I may be helping others, but I’m also helping myself.