Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
For nearly 40 years, the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (CFSID) has been Canada’s only foundation solely focused on SIDS, and also dedicated to reducing infant mortality and other sudden and unexpected infant and child deaths including stillbirth and miscarriage.
The Quebec Association for the parents who are living a perinatal mourning
Véronique Latte, president-founder: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nos petits anges au paradis
A discussion forum on the Internet for the saddened parents. You can have access via this site to several resources.
Centre de soutien au deuil périnatal
Free of charge support line for all Quebec: 1-866-990-2730
This service is provide by volunteers perinatal nurses. Ms. Francine Chartrand is one of them. She is working at the St-Eustache’s hospital on the nursing department.
A Place to Remember
1855 University Ave. #110, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. 55104
Uplifting support resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of baby.
The Baby’s Breath Newsletter
The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, 586 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 308, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 1P2
We provide loving, nonjudgmental support.
Center for Loss in Multiple Birth, c/o Jean Kollantai, P.O. Box 91377, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A. 99509
We are parents throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond who have experienced the death of one or more, both, or all of our twins or higher multiples at any time from conception through birth, infancy and childhood.
Centre for Reproductive Loss / Centre des pertes reproductives
c/o Kathleen Gray, Director, P.O. Box 282, Station Côte St. Luc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4V 2Y4
Tel : (514) 486-6708; Fax :(514) 486-7226
The Centre for Reproductive Loss provides support in response to the emotional, psychological, and spirituals needs of individuals and families who suffered a reproductive loss.
The Infertility Awareness Association of Canada / L’association canadienne de sensibilisation à l’infertilité Inc.
2100 Marlowe Ave. Suite 342, Montreal, QC H4A 3L5
Tel: 514 484-2891, Toll free: 1 800 263-2929
IAAC is a national organization, providing educational material, support and assistance to individuals and couples who are experiencing the anguish of infertility, the reproductive health disease that affects over half a million Canadian men and women.
The Nuturing Network
Mary Cunningham Agee, Director, P.O. Box 1489, White Salmon, Washington, U.S.A., 98672
Tel: (509 )473-4026, Fax: (509) 493-4027, Toll Free: 1-800-TNN-4MOM
The Nurturing Network is an international charitable organization that responds to the immediate and comprehensive needs of a woman facing the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy.
The Post-Abortion Review
Elliot Institute, P.O. Box 7348, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A., 62791
This quarterly publication focuses on the impact of abortion on women, men, siblings and society, through summaries of the latest research findings, first hand testimonies, and critiques of pro-abortion propaganda.
HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death)
Helping Hands Newsletter, P.O. Box 341, Los Gatos, California, U.S.A., 95031-0341
Tel: (408)995-6102, (888) 908-HAND
HAND is a resource network of parents, professionals, and supportive volunteers that offers a variety of services throughout Northern California and the Central Valley.
160 Pickering St., Toronto, Ontario, Ontario, M4E 3J7
Tel: (416) 691-3611, Fax: (416) 690-8015
Information, support & advocacy
10351 Dawson’s Creek Blvd, Suite B, Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A., 46825-9323
Tel: (219) 490-2222; Fax: (219) 497-9622
Willowgreen is a multi-faceted provider of information, and inspiration and support for life transition and aging, loss and grief, illness and caregiving, hope and spirituality, and healing presence.
Alliance of Grandparents, A Support in Tragedy, 353 East Verde Lane, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A., 85012
P.O. Box 17281, Pheonix, Arizona, U.S.A., 85011-0281
Tel: (602) 604-8462; Fax: (602) 604-8461; Toll Free: 888-774-7437
AGAST has operated since 1993 as an all volunteer organization dedicated to helping grandparents through the trauma, stress and grief after the loss of a grandchild.
National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved
28700 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., 44092-2527
Tel: (440) 943-3480; Fax: (440) 943-3500
We envision a compassionate Catholic ministry which will lead to the transformation of the bereavement ministry. We will ensure services and education which will respond to the needs of people throughout the grief process. We look to expand the role of the laity in leadership to ensure this Catholic ministry into the future.
Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries
Weekend retreats for healing after abortion: Manual available
National Hotline 1-877-HOPE4Me
Healing the pain of abortion – one weekend at a time.
National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing
3501 South Lake Drive, P.O. Box 0-7477, Milwaukee, Wisconsin , U.S.A., 53207-0477
Toll Free: 1-800-5WECARE
Founded in 1990, the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing, Inc. networks researchers and psychotherapeutic professionals working in the field within the U.S. and abroad, consults on the formation of post-abortion support services within secular and religious settings including Project Rachel, provides training for care providers, maintains a national "800" referral line for those seeking assistance in reconciling an abortion experience, publishes the International Post-Abortion Support Services Directory, produces and vends audio, video, and printed materials, maintains an annotated book list, tracks support group models, and sponsors the Healing Vision conference at Marquette University.
SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Inc.
National Office, St. Joseph Health Center, 330 Capitol Drive, St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.A., 63301-2893
Toll Free: 1-800-821-6819
The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.
Morning Light Ministry
c/o St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 11 Peter St. South, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5H 2G1
Tel: 416-342-7342; Fax: (905) 278-0961
Morning Light Ministry is a Catholic ministry for bereaved mothers and bereaved fathers who have experienced the death of their baby through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death up to one year old.
P.O. Box 904, Libby, Montana, U.S.A., 59223
Fax: (406) 587-7197
Support group for parents continuing pregnancy after adverse prenatal diagnosis (fatal or non-fatal). Newsletter, referrals, Guide for parents, family, caregivers and friends. Contact Parent and Grandparent Listings.
Anencephaly Support Foundation
30827 Sifton, Spring, Texas, U.S.A., 77386
Tel: (281) 290-8383; Toll Free (In U.S. only): 1-888-206-7526
Support for individuals with Anencephaly and for those around them.
SOFT (for Trisomy 13, Trisomy 18 and other related conditions)
c/o Barb Van Herreweghe, 2982 S. Union St., Rochester, New York, U.S.A., 14624
Toll Free in Canada and U.S.: 1-800-716-7638
Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13, and Related Disorders (SOFT) is a nonprofit volunteer organization offering support for parents who have had or are expecting a child with a chromosome disorder (especially Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13), and education to families and professionals interested in the care of these children.
National Potter Syndrome Support Group
c/o Evy Wright, 225 Louisian, Dyess AFB, Texas, U.S.A., 79607 Tel : (915) 692-0831
Cherubs (for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia)
c/o Dawn Torrence, P.O. Box 1150, Creedmoor, North Carolina, U.S.A., 27522
The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
811 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 2A4
Toll Free : 1-800-883-5608; Tel: (403) 270-8500; Fax : (403) 270-8291
Mission: To ensure equitable opportunities for all Canadians with Down syndrome. This means, to make sure all Canadians with Down syndrome have the right supports to give them the same opportunities as everyone else.
The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada
220-388 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 2J4
Toll Free: 1-800-565-9488; Fax: (204) 925-3654
It’s about life.
Easter Seal Society
1185 Eglinton Ave. East Suite 706, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3C 3C6
Tel: (416) 421-8377; Fax: (416) 696-1035; Toll Free: 1-800-668-6252
Easter Seals offers the following programs dedicated to helping children, youth and young adults achieve their full individual potential and future independence.
Ontario Association for Infant Development (O.A.I.D.)
c/o Peel Infant Development, 6660 Kennedy Road, Suite 200, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5T 2M9
Tel: (905) 564-7485
Infant Development Programs in Ontario
Centennial Infant and Child Centre
(An Infant Development Programme for Children with Special Needs)
1580 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4T 1Z8
Tel: (416) 935-0200; Fax: (416) 935-0300
Centennial Infant and Child Centre is committed to the development and education of young children with developmental challenges. Centennial focuses on the individual needs of each child and family through early intervention at home, in our integrated preschool and kindergarten programs, and through participation in community programs.
The Shrine of the Holy Innocents
(In Memory of Children Who Have Died Unborn)
128 W. 37th st., New York, N.Y. , U.S.A., 10018
Tel: (212) 279-5861 ext. 224; Fax: (212) 868-2501
Often children who have died before birth have no grave or headstone, and sometimes not even a name. At The Church of The Holy Innocents, we invite you to name your child(ren) and to have the opportunity to have your baby's name inscribed in our "BOOK OF LIFE".
1531 N. Saddle Creek Rd., Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A., 68104
Tel: (402) 553-1200
The Centering Corporation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization dedicated to providing education on grief and loss for professionals and the families they serve.
Daya Counseling Centre (Formerly: London Interfaith Counselling Centre)
141 Dundas St., 6th floor, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 1G3
Tel: (519) 434-0077; Fax: (519) 434-3370
Helping people their full potential by providing counselling and education programs that respect their human and spiritual nature.
ARENA (Adoption Resource Exchange of North America)
67 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. , U.S.A., 10003
Tel: (212) 254-7410
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
5640 Nicholsen Place, Suite 300, Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A., 20852
Tel: (301) 231-6512; Fax: (301) 984-8527
An encyclopedia of adoption.
Group B Strep Association
P.O. Box 16515, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 27516
What you should know about the leading cause of newborn infections.
King’s College Centre for Education about Death and Bereavement
266 Epworth Avenue, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 2M3
Tel: (519) 433-3491 ext. 4374;Fax: (519) 432-0200
The Natural Family Planning Association
3050 Yonge St., Suite 205, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 2K4
Tel: (416) 481-5465
Our association teaches the Billings Ovulation Method of natural family planning. The Billings Ovulation Method teaches a woman to interpret her natural signs of fertility through all her changing life stages from puberty to menopause.
WOOMB (World Organization of Ovulation Method Billings)
1506 Dansey Ave., Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, V3K 3J1
Tel: (604) 936-4472
The Billings Ovulation Method enables couples to plan or postpone pregnancy, simply, effectively, naturally, and inexpensively.
BOMA--U.S.A. (Billings Ovulation Method Association)
316 North 7th Street, St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.A., 56303
Tel: (320) 252-2100; Fax: (320) 252-2877; Toll Free: 1-888-637-6371
Couples using the Billings Ovulation Method track the woman's natural and unique signs of fertility and infertility each day. Based on the primary observation of sensation, four simple rules are applied within the woman's cycle (the first three rules are used before ovulation and the fourth rule is applied once the fertile phase is over) based on a couple's desire to achieve or postpone pregnancy.
SERENA Canada(Service for the Regulation of Natality)
151 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario , Canada, K1Y 0Y2
Tel : (613) 728-6536; Fax : (613) 724-1116
Serena is a Canadian organization which is composed of trained members that use and teach the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) of Natural Family Planning (NFP).
The Couple to Couple League (CCL)
P.O. Box 111184, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A., 45211
Tel: (513) 471-2000;Fax: (513)557-2449
Toll Free: 1-800-745-8252
The Couple to Couple League (CCL) is an international, Catholic, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and teaching fertility awareness (natural family planning) to married and engaged couples.
Hannah’s Prayer Ministries
Christian Support for Fertility Challenges, P.O. Box 15053, Long Beach, CA, U.S.A., 90815
Tel: (682) 365-4308
Hannah's Prayer Ministries provides Christian-based support and encouragement to married women around the world who are struggling with the pain of fertility challenges, including primary and secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, early infant death, and adoption loss. Our outreach extends to those who become mothers of living children through pregnancy, adoption, and/or foster care.
Angels in Heaven Ministries
Founders: Doug and Debbie Heydrick
Angels in Heaven® Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christ-centered ministry dedicated to sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with families who have suffered the loss of a loved one, particularly that of a child.
3630 Eileen Street, Maple Plain, Minnesota, U.S.A, 55359
Tel and Fax: (952)476-1303
A website which has been designed to help parents and families who have experienced the devastation of a perinatal loss and infant death
The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research
3089 Bathurst St., Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6A 2A4
Research and Scholarship for an informed social response to human life questions.
Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation, 1910 South Avenue, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 54601
Bereavement Services is the leading national and international provider of bereavement training and support services for professionals who care for bereaved families. Recognizing death as a part of life, and grief as a normal, healthy response to loss, Bereavement Services teaches an interdisciplinary approach to help professionals implement effective, consistent bereavement care in their own healthcare, organizational, or community setting.
Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Centre Fertility Care ™ Programme
Coxwell Medical Building, Suite 100, 688 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4C 3B7
Tel: (416)465-2868; Fax: (416) 465-3538
Mission: To treat women’s health issues by providing innovative medical care which respects the dignity of the person. To educate all in the truth about love and human sexuality through fertility appreciation, rooted and grounded in Catholic teachings.
National Down Syndrome Congress
7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Bldg. 5, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 30328
The mission of the NDSC is to provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.
National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, 8th floor, New York, New York, U.S.A., 10012-2317
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.
M.E.N.D. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death)
P.O. Box 1007, Coppell, Texas, U.S.A., 75109
Tel: (972) 459-2396
A Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.
(help for women who have experienced pregnancy loss)
P.O. Box 5016, Auburn, California, U.S.A., 95604-5016
The women who make up our membership come from diverse backgrounds, both personal and spiritual.
A web site especially for Jewish women who have suffered a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or the death of a child younger than 30 days old, designed by a woman who has shared that experience; site includes a collection of prayers, prose and poems (can be used to create a ceremony or to add to the suggestions already given for one), a discussion board, a memorial area, links to religious, spiritual, medical, and emotional support groups (especially in the Montreal area), and information about healing aromatherapy and herbal treatments for grief and mourning.
The loss of a baby takes an enormous toll on the family, especially the mother. Often times, the grief and stress can lead to substance abuse. We are working to bring awareness to this issue and to be a resources for families struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and mental health problems.