Three Little Birds is grateful to our local businesses/community partners for providing services for supporting our shared mission in supporting perinatal bereavement and advocacy. Below is an overview of our community partners and how we work together to support our community.
Image is Everything Studios
230 N Woodbury Road, Suite C, Pitman, NJ; imageiseverythingstudios.com
Three Little Birds Co-Founder, Desiree Miller and her business partner, Stacy, offer the families in our nest several complimentary or discounted photography services. For families receiving a life-limiting or uncertain fetal diagnosis, Image is Everything offers complimentary maternity session for parents and siblings to bond with their baby as they prepare for their birth. For families continuing their family building journey after loss, Image is Everything offers complimentary "rainbow baby" themed portraits and discounts for maternity and newborn sessions to honor their baby who has passed away, as well as celebrating the newest child coming.
Wondertime 3D/4D Ultrasound Studio
152 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ; wondertimellc.com
Glenda Barachko and her team at Wondertime have supported the families in our nest since our founding with such compassionate and personalized care. For families under our Palliative Care Program, Wondertime offers families the opportunity to bond with their baby in a non-clinical setting, bring additional family members and friends, as well as provides heartbeat capture bears for families to take home at no charge. For the families in our nest walking the journey of pregnancy after loss, she hosts "Sneak Peek" events quarterly for parents to check in on their little one and have family members join. Families are reassured that everything, is gonna be alright!
The Village - Support, Education & Wellness
915 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ; thevillagesj.com
Three Little Birds is partnering with The Village - Support, Education & Wellness to bring our Pregnancy After Loss Support Program to their clients. The Village is dedicated to providing a safe space where families can obtain support and education on their journey throughout pregnancy
and early parenthood.
Hey Mama Lactation and Perinatal Care
Blackwood, NJ; heymamalpc.com
The mission of Hey Mama LPC is to provide clinical lactation services, as well as postpartum support and care for parents and babies. While using current best practices as recommended by the governing bodies of lactation and postpartum care, Hey Mama LPC provides professional services, expertly and without judgement. Additionally, they work to provide support and education to women of color to reduce breastfeeding and mortality disparities through partnerships and advocacy efforts with other healthcare workers and the community at large. Chelly and her team will support our loss families with lactation suppression and our families pregnant after loss to find the feeding method best for them in welcoming their newest child.
Krista Gervon Doula Care
Eastern Pennsylvania/Central New Jersey; kgdoulacare.com
Krista Gervon is a full-spectrum doula that provides compassionate care for families experiencing baby loss in Eastern PA and Central NJ. She also co-produced the documentary, Don’t Talk About the Baby, a film that explores the culture of shame and silence surrounding pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and infertility through expert interviews and personal stories, which is used in Three Little Bird's Perinatal Bereavement Training Program.
Across the Spectrum Doula
Southern New Jersey; acrossthespectrumdoula.com
Daniela Natali is a BADT certified Full Spectrum Doula, a certified birth and grievance doula (SBD), a trained birth lactation consultant, and childbirth educator (CBI), DONA trained postpartum doula, and a trained sexual wellness, peer lactation couselor, childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula. She is supporting Three Little Birds with instituting our spanish speaking support group!
Dr. Jenny Starosta, Ph.D, Need to Evolve, PC
Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in working with maternal mental health; addressing challenges from pre-conception, through pregnancy and birth, to being the best mother you can be to children, adolescents and families. She supports our families with a live virtual Q&A quarterly and provides a discount for personal sessions.
Heaven's Baby Angels
New Jersey and Pennsylvania; heavensbabyangels.com
Heaven's Baby Angels is a non-profit program of volunteer seamstresses that create one-of-a-kind bereavement outfits and gowns for babies that pass away. They are local to the Philadelphia/South Jersey region but have served hospitals in more than 13 additional states. They provide these gowns at no charge to hospitals and families and bring peace and dignity to parents when they have to say hello and goodbye. Their program was recently highlighted on 6ABC News! Click here for information on what types of gowns they accept and how to donate. They serve as a Bedside Bereavement Program Sponsor with their generous donations of gowns to our bereavement doulas to gift to families.
Bokeh Love Photography
Southern Jersey Shore; bokehlovephotography.com
Bokeh Love Photography is a full service photography business based in New Jersey that focuses on capturing the legacy of new love and was established in 2013. Creating beautiful imagery and educating clients on a tangible experience which allows and encourages images to be printed and preserved is what they are most passionate about. Bokeh Love Photography owner, Lauren Adams, serves as a Program Sponsor through her volunteer work with our Bedside Bereavement Program.
Susan Gold, LPC
Southern New Jersey; Read more about Susan here
Susan Gold is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in supporting parents through perinatal loss. In addition to accepting referrals from Three Little Birds, she hosts annual Q&A's virtually through our online support program.
A Bit of Heaven Reborn Babies by Susan Hetrick
Pennsylvania; Read more about Susan here
Susan Hetrick, owner of A Bit of Heaven Reborn Babies, serves as a Program Sponsor of our Perinatal Bereavement Training Program. We are so grateful for her hand-painted reborn doll which will be used to assist with in-person photography demonstrations and will also be kept at the office for anyone who may be interested in learning more about the benefit reborn dolls can have for grieving parents.
In an effort to #shatterthestigma of pregnancy and infant loss, Three Little Birds stands in solidarity with other non-profit projects and organizations with shared missions. Many of these organizations support our events and we are often in attendance at theirs. Below is an overview of their missions and our affiliations.
Philadelphia, PA and Southern NJ; noelleslight.org
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.
Southern New Jersey; kindred-beginnings.com
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 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.
Preferred Provider Sponsor (Community Partner) - $325 annual donation or in-kind services - A trusted relationship between medical providers and our families is of utmost importance to us. We have a list of providers with whom our families have had exemplary care (i.e., bedside manner, financial flexibility and more). Joining our preferred provider sponsorship program is ideal for funeral homes, mental health professionals, boutique sonographers, photographers, gym owners or those providing in-kind donations of materials or services. Donated funds benefit the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing of our families by helping us alleviate financial burdens during this difficult time. Sponsors will also receive quarterly emails with information on training, medical reports/abstracts, and giveaways from our nest!
Program Sponsor (Community Partner) - $400+ annual donation or in-kind services/products - We offer several programs to our families featuring complimentary or discounted support. Included is our Palliative Care Program for families who receive a life-limiting or uncertain fetal diagnosis, as well as our Pregnancy After Loss Mentorship Program for families continuing their family building journeys. Image is Everything Studios and Wondertime 3D/4D, LLC were founding partners for both programs. They both provide complimentary support for our Palliative Care Program, as well as discounts for services for any family pregnant after a loss. Both businesses have seen a 50-75% ROI rate, with families valuing the support and wanting to give back to their business. Other current community partners include Hey Mama Lactation & Perinatal Care, as well as two local mental health counselors providing free or discounted virtual support.
Major Corporate Sponsor - $1000 annual donation - Three Little Birds provides our services at NO CHARGE and do not directly solicit support from the families we serve. We believe that NO ONE should have to pay for support during this difficult time. Corporate financial donations support our general operating fund, as well as support services and groups. Examples of our current corporate sponsors include the WaWa Foundation, Holman Leasing and Women’s Way Grantors. With their support, we have been able to open our office/meeting space, the Healing Nest, in Blackwood, NJ where we are supporting more than 80 families.
Perks of becoming a Community Partner!
Annual tax donation letter
Annual promotion on our website/blog/social media channels and at our fundraising events
Return business from families through our Palliative Care and Pregnancy After Loss Programs
Social Media and website promotion