NJ - Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties
PA - Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties
About us - Three Little Birds Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support is a fiscally sponsored project of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers Philadelphia (EIN 23-1630073). We support the one in four families walking the journey of pregnancy and infant loss in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. Our volunteer-based, peer-led non-profit relies on contributions from the local community to continue keeping our services accessible to everyone.
Our mission - Our mission is tri-fold – 1. We provide immediate and long-term support to families experiencing the loss of a pregnancy and baby through various peer-assisted programs and services. 2. We aid in the education and training of medical professionals so they can best support the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of perinatal loss families. 3. Along with the thousands of other perinatal loss advocates, we work to #shatterthestigma of pregnancy and infant loss globally.
Three Little Birds focuses on assisting families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, SIDs, infertility, terminal fetal prognosis, and pregnancy after loss. We help families locate condition-specific resources, initiate peer connections, and validate their grief through loss. We guide them into creating their community of support within our community. Since our founding in 2016, we have supported more than 350 families. Our mission includes educating and empowering maternal/fetal medical professionals who support loss families bedside, with our Perinatal Bereavement Training Program. Last year through our program, we certified 10 local professionals and 11 volunteer advocates, and received attention from KYW News Radio! Lastly, we stand in solidarity with the thousands of other loss advocacy groups with similar missions, to shatter the stigma associated with these losses along all family-building journeys.
Our goals - Our goals are to support the ever-growing community of parents seeking validation in their grief, a safe space to explore their unique parenthood, and to help them find healing through advocacy for families like theirs. Since launching our free membership program in January 2023, we have had more than 115 families attend our diverse support groups and signature event offerings. In 2022, we opened the doors to our office/meeting space, the Healing Nest, in downtown Blackwood, NJ. Here, we facilitate our support groups, bereavement workshop training, and personal consultations. The nest is also home to our brick-and-mortar Etsy store, where we sell perinatal loss bereavement support items. Our storefront items include self-published support journals, pregnancy loss/after-loss bereavement door signs, personalized vinyl decals, and gift packages. These items are meant to provide comfort, support, and validation to loss parents, both locally and across the country. The funds are used to both further support our mission as well as raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss.
Our impact - Providing the gifts of validation and support through our services and programs has paved the way for loss families to find inspiration and healing, in their baby’s memory. We have met several of our families at a time they felt the most broken, vulnerable, and hopeless. Now, these same families are hosting fundraisers, going bedside to support others, and even running support groups specific to their interests or personal journey. They are healing their hearts by helping others. Three Little Birds is a nest of support, created by a community of strangers who connect through the deepest wounds in their hearts…and what has grown from that is something beyond our wildest dreams. We couldn’t do it without the support of the local community.
Community is the foundation of Three Little Birds - We would be honored if you or your business joined our nest as a Community Partner or Sponsor. Tax-deductible donations can be made through our Fiscal Sponsor, FNC Philly, and include special recognition on our website and social media channels. Tax donation letters can be provided by FNC. 100% of funds raised and support received goes towards supporting the mission of Three Little Birds, in addition to keeping our services accessible to the community. For more information on sponsorships and donations that support our programs, click here!
Why residency restrictions? - We are 100% volunteer-run and donation/grant based. Over the past two years, we have tripled the number of families we are serving. Even with opening our office in Blackwood, NJ, we can still only host a small number of people per event. For our off-site events, we are charged a monetary fee per person. With limited funds, we are limited to inviting only families in our region who actively participate in support groups, legacy projects, or volunteer. Additionally, many guidelines set by grantors ensure funding strictly adheres to serving families in our region (Southern NJ/Philadelphia and the PA metro area).
EVERYONE NEEDS SUPPORT
Family building is hard. You don't have to do it alone. For families struggling with miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, infertility loss, or diagnoses of a life-limiting conditions, we understand how overwhelming this is. We also know how hard it can be to talk to others. Our organization was founded by volunteers with similar experiences hoping to help others going through the same. Our nest is comprised of certified Bereavement Doulas, medical professionals, and grieving families. Please reach out to us however you feel comfortable as you walk your healing journey. It would be an honor to walk alongside you. As always, our support comes at no charge.