Organizations and Support Groups
Finding Support After a Loss
Golisano Children’s Hospital Bereavement Support
Golisano Children’s Hospital offers opportunities for bereaved parents to connect in both formal and informal settings. Through casual meet-up nights and more formal bereavement group meetings offered yearly, we aim to normalize the feelings of deep grief, provide opportunities for parents to talk about their children, and connect parents with others who understand the painful experience of losing a child.
For information on the next bereaved parent gathering, contact Liz Conrow at 585-275-8304.
Rochester Area Support Groups
Loss of a Child – Any Type of Death
Loss of a Child to Cancer
- SAIL: A monthly peer-to-peer support group that meets on the third Saturday of each month and supports families through stillbirth, miscarriage, and infant loss. Contact Liz Conrow at (585) 275-8304 or by email at Elizabeth_Conrow@urmc.rochester.edu for meeting information.
- Forget Me Not: A monthly peer-to-peer support group that meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month and supports families through stillbirth, miscarriage, or infant loss.
Contact: Kim Doolittle at (585) 454-9299, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Loss of a Child to Congenital Heart Defects
- Mended Little Hearts Angels: A once a month group that meets on the second Saturday of each month and supports families who have lost a child to a congenital heart defect.
Contact: Lindsay Brooks (585) 698-5326, email@example.com or Laura Edwards at (585) 703-8359
Loss of a Child to Crime/Violence
Support for Grieving Children/Siblings
- Dreams from Drake: A support group offered to children and teens who have lost a sibling or parent.
Contact: Jamie Erskine-Pettit at (585) 225-5606 or Haverly Erskine at (585) 230-7109, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need help finding support groups in surrounding counties, please contact Liz Conrow, Bereavement Coordinator.