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Compassionate Friends, The

National. Approximately 600 chapters. Founded 1969. Offers mutual support, friendship and understanding for families grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Provides information on the grieving process, referrals to local chapter meetings, online support community and publishes tri-annual magazine ($20/yr). Also has a sibling network. Offers 'virtual chapters' through an Online Support Community (live chats).

Write:

Compassionate Friends

P.O. Box 3696

Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696

Voice: 1-877-969-0010

Fax: 630-990-0246

Website: http://www.compassionatefriends.org

E-mail: nationaloffice@compassionatefriends.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)

International. Over 230 chapters in the U.S., Canada and Costa Rica. Founded 1978. Support organization for families and friends of those who have died by violence. Newsletter 3 times a year. Court accompaniment also provided by many chapters. Parole Block Program and Second Opinion Service also available. Offers assistance in starting local chapters.

Write:

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.

4960 Ridge Ave, Ste. 2

Cincinnati, OH 45209

Voice: 1-888-818-7662 or 513-721-5683 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST)

Fax: 513-345-4489

Website: http://www.pomc.org

E-mail: natlpomc@aol.com

Verified: 1/9/2013

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc.

National. 100 chapters. Founded 1977. Mutual support for bereaved parents and families whose lives have been touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. Provides support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of, or following, the death of a baby. Information, education and resources on the needs and rights of bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. Online newsletter, calendar of upcoming events, helpful hints for caregivers, chapter development opportunities and guidelines available on website. Online message board and chatrooms.

Write:

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc.

402 Jackson St.

St. Charles, MO 63301-2893

Voice: 1-800-821-6819

Fax: 636-947-7486

Website: http://www.nationalshare.org

E-mail: info@nationalshare.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

The Triplet Connection

Online. Founded 1983. Support for parents who have lost one or more children in multiple births.

Website: http://www.tripletconnection.org/triplet_forum/dcboard.php

Verified: 2/14/2013

Bereaved Parents of the USA

(BILINGUAL) National. 80+ affiliated groups. Founded 1995. Designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families who are struggling to survive their grief after the death of a child. Information and referrals, newsletter, phone support, conferences and support group meetings. Assistance and guidelines in starting groups.

Write:

Bereaved Parents of the USA

P.O. Box 95

Park Forest, IL 60466

Voice: 708-748-7866

Website: http://www.bereavedparentsusa.org

Verified: 1/31/2013

The MISS Foundation

International. 38 affiliated groups. Founded 1995. Offers emergency and on-going support for families before, during and after the death of a child of any age and from any cause. Provides information, referrals, phone support, newsletter, pen pals, literature, advocacy and online chatroom support. Information on local group development. Local support group listings online.

Write:

The MISS Foundation

77 E. Thomas Road, Ste. 112

Poenix, AZ 85012

Voice: 623-979-1000

Fax: 623-979-1001

Website: http://www.missfoundation.org

E-mail: joanne@missfoundation.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

A Heartbreaking Choice

Online. Resource for parents who have had to terminate a wanted pregnancy due to prenatal news such as severe birth defects or risk to the well-being of the mother. Parental stories, private discussion forums, and other related information.

Website: http://www.aheartbreakingchoice.net

E-mail: info@aheartbreakingchoice.net

Verified: 1/16/2013

Post Abortion Stress Syndrome Support (PASS)

Online. Provides neutral, non-judgmental, non-religion based, non-politically affiliated online support, information, resources, help and healing for women dealing with post abortion stress syndrome. Message boards, chat rooms and email lists.

Write:

PASS Website

PO Box 2275

Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Website: http://www.afterabortion.com

E-mail: help@passhugs.com

Verified: 1/9/2013

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