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Counseling Parents

If you have found your way here, it means you are a professional caregiver who cares about your patients and that you have a desire to provide the best care possible when someone in your care experiences a devastating loss. You have come to the right place.

We provide a number of free resources to help support you and the patients in your care.

 

Outreach & Education

What do the bereaved want and expect from their caregivers? How can professionals best support their grieving patients/clients?

 

Through our educational programming, we work to close the communication gap between the bereaved and the professionals who care for them. Our overarching goal is to help professionals gain insight into the experiences of those who have lost a baby, thus improving the quality of the emotional care and support that women and men receive following the loss of a baby. Our programming is flexible: we can easily move from a lecture for one-hundred students to a roundtable discussion with a few established professionals. We will work closely with you to create a program that meets the needs and interests of you and your colleagues.

 

To learn more about our educational programming and to discuss how we might collaborate on a program, please contact us.

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Burial and Cremation Assistance

Do you have patient who has suffered pregnancy or infant loss and does not have the financial means to afford a burial or cremation? If you are from a Connecticut hospital or medical practice, you can refer patients to us. Please contact us to learn how we can help your patients who might benefit from this program.

 

 

Hand-made Burial Gowns

We have a supply of hand-made burial gowns in premie and infant sizes that have been lovingly made from donated wedding gowns by caring volunteers.  If you would like to have some on hand to offer your patients at their time of need, please contact us.

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Support

Hope After Loss runs free peer-led support groups in several locations across the State (currently all are run online.)  Please ask us to send you information about our groups that you can pass on to your patients so they can easily find us early in their grief journey.

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​AnnualVirtual Compassionate

Care Awards

​​Each year, we present our Compassionate Care Awards to health care providers in the state of Connecticut who have provided exemplary care to a member of our loss community. The purpose of this award is to recognize and promote excellence in the care of families that have lost a pregnancy or infant. Nominating a colleague and attending our event are great ways to support our cause!

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Our support for the pregnancy and infant loss community continues virtually for the coming weeks.

A warm reminder that our virtual support groups are continuing this week via zoom. These virtual support groups have been successful and helpful to many. We hope that you will join us. If you need help with zoom, please contact aliciaj@hopeafterloss.org

 

Weekly 'Pregnancy and Infant Loss' Support Group: 8PM Wednesdays

Bi-weekly 'Trying to Conceive/Pregnancy After Loss' Support Group: 7PM every other Thursday

 

**Dates and times of all meetings are subject to change, especially if a regular meeting date falls on a holiday. Please visit our website prior to each meeting to confirm the date and time; last-minute schedule changes are posted on the Home page.**

Meeting links will go out each week via email and on Facebook.

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