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Other local support/resources

Below is a listing of other groups local to the Philadelphia/South Jersey region offering support for pregnancy and infant loss. It is part of our mission to stand in solidarity with other groups working towards similar missions in the local community and beyond. Be sure to check their individual websites for support information, dates and contacts.

  • Noelle's Light - Noelle's Light delivers financial support to distressed families that are receiving treatment and care following a life-threatening fetal diagnosis. Their efforts are dedicated to uplifting families during their time of need.Treating a fetal diagnosis can cost families thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses that they may not be able to afford. Noelle's Light provides eligible families up to $5,000 in financial assistance. Three Little Birds supported Noelle's parents bedside at her birth through our Bedside Bereavement Support Program.

  • The TEARS Foundation -The TEARS Foundation provides up to $500 in financial assistance for families facing the unexpected burden of burying or cremating their baby. Additionally, we work with the South Jersey Chapter of TEARS through referrals, sharing resources and supporting each other's events.

  • Kindred Beginnings - Lynn and her team of infertility warriors have a family building program to support the one in eight families that have not traditional paths to parenthood. This includes one-on-one mentorship, virtual and in-person support as well as hosting the annual Walk for Hope in April. Lynn also has published a documentary on her personal journey with IVF and supports referrals from our families walking similar journeys.

  • Aubrey's Advocate - Aubrey's Advocate is focused on managing the medical bills and administrative tasks relating to a perinatal loss. They provide a thorough review of your claims, working with insurance companies and employers to exhaust all avenues for financial liability from the parents. They also host an annual fundraiser, Aerobics for Aubrey in memory of their daughter who was stillborn.

  • Today is a Good Day - The mission of Today is a Good Day is to provide personal and financial support for families who experience the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

  • It Takes a Herd - It Takes a Herd is dedicated to raising awareness about infertility, pregnancy and infant loss, surrogacy and rainbow babies. They offer support groups and resourceful to guide all family building journeys.

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  • Mending Hearts Ministry - a 501(c) (3) faith-based non-profit organization that provides hope and strength to mothers who have endured the loss of a child from miscarriage to adult by encouraging one another and sharing the hope and love of God.

  • UNITE, Inc., a non-profit organization, has been providing peer to peer grief support following the loss of a baby, including miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and infant death to parents in the Philadelphia area since 1975. UNITE recognizes that parents need to grieve following the death of their baby. Even when the child’s life was brief, parents feel the normal, painful, response of grieving. This can be particularly lonely when the baby was not yet known to family and friends.

  • Start Healing Together - A 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports educators experiencing pregnancy loss and infertility. Their success with educators has allowed them to actualize relationships with HR departments and employees worldwide. Their mission is to champion employee advocacy in the workplace by providing information, instruction, and support to help alleviate the stigmas surrounding pregnancy loss and infertility. 

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Northern & Central New Jersey support/resources
  • NJ Family Connect - Support, at home nurse visits and postpartum screening and adoption su services for families in Mercer, Essex, Cumberland, Gloucester and Middlesex Counties experiencing perinatal loss.

  • Pockets of Light provides Support, Compassion and Hope for women and men who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Montclair, Essex, County.

  • The 2 Degrees Foundation - Their mission is to raise funds for stillbirth research, support the implementation of the Autumn Joy Stillbirth Research and Dignity Act, increase stillbirth awareness and education, empower expectant moms to advocate for themselves and their babies and provide bereavement support for families who have been affected by stillbirth and other forms of pregnancy loss.

  • Life After Two Losses - Life After 2 Losses is a maternal child health organization focused on improving maternal and infant health while striving for systemic change. They offer virtual support groups, healthcare education workshops and healing retreats.

  • Courage in Time - Courage in Time Inc. supports families who have experienced stillbirth and infant loss through curated bereavement boxes, grief and postpartum resources, and connection to other bereaved families.

  • Griffin Cares Foundation - Griffin Cares Foundation provides support for families who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. Our community is here to help you honor your baby, take care of yourself, and navigate life after loss.

  • NJStillbirth - A grant from the New Jersey Department of Health was awarded to Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC) and its three collaborating partners, Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey (PMCH), Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC), to develop a statewide stillbirth awareness campaign. In recognition of the fact that all pregnancies carry some risk for stillbirth, the title of the campaign Stillbirth: Can Happen to Any Pregnancy was established.

  • SIDs Center of New Jersey - Established in 1988, the Mission of SCNJ is to study the causes and risk factors associated with Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, develop and offer risk reduction education and resources and provide bereavement support to grieving families whose infants died suddenly and unexpectedly.

National support/resources
  • Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. We serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families. Share is a national organization with over 75 chapters in 29 states. Their services include bed-side companions, phone support, face-to-face and online support group meetings, resource packets, private online communities, comfort kits, memorial events, training for caregivers, and so much more.

  • is a global network of birth and bereavement doulas that can support any birth outcome. You can search for support near you under their Find a doula tab.

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  • The MISS Foundation, established in 1996 by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, is an international 501(c)3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.

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  • The Compassionate Friends - The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

  • Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep strives to introduce remembrance photography to parents experiencing the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture. They offer an international network of trained photographers, dispatched by location to support families bedside.

  • Count the Kicks is a low-cost and turnkey solution to save babies in your state. By partnering with us to provide free educational materials and other resources to healthcare providers in your state, we can work together to reach as many expectant parents as possible and help to reduce the impact of stillbirth in your state. 

  • Butterfly Baskets - Butterfly Baskets was founded in July 2020 to provide immediate comfort and support to individuals and families in the midst of pregnancy loss or infant loss by partnering with local hospitals and healthcare organizations to provide comfort baskets and packages.  They provide ongoing support to our Butterfly Band community through peer support groups, events and activities. They are based in Exton, Pennsylvania and serve the Greater Philadelphia area and recently opened a chapter in Tampa, Florida.

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