Along with helping families financially after the loss of a child, we also look for other resources that families may need. Below is a list of resources that we have found that may be helpful to families in their time of need.
A nonprofit charity that serves to provide services and support to local families with critically injured and terminally ill children. Their initial mission is to offer non-traditional outreach to these families; providing memorial planning, funeral expenses, and insurance co-payments. http://www.jaidensangel.org/index.shtml
The program is out of Boston Children's Hospital but has groups outside of Massachusetts. They provide services for children dealing with grief. This grief does not have to the the loss of a sibling, but can be.
Helping families in times of grief is at the heart of their company’s mission, and their research has shown that families who lose a loved one wish they had more resources and support available to them. In an effort to address this gap, they have developed this dedicated online grief resource which offers articles, expert tips, personal stories and local resources for families, educators and community members.
Molly Bears creates weighted teddy bears for families coping with any form of infant loss. The teddy bears are made to match the weight of the infant who passed away. More information can be found on their website: https://www.mollybears.org
MEND offers support to mothers who have lost a child. Although they do not have a NH chapter, they do have a nation-wide online support group. https://www.mend.org
Friends of Aine was founded following the sudden passing of eight year old Aine, to raise awareness about the grief that children experience upon the loss of a sibling. Friends of Aine aims to support children in NH and the Northeast through bereavement services. https://www.friendsofaine.com
The Audrey and McKenna foundation will build, personalize, and ship, hand-crafted, hardwood cremation boxes completely free of charge to a family in need who has lost a child from gestation to the age of 5, in the last six months.
KidSaid is a daughter site of GriefNet.org. GriefNet is a place where anyone dealing with grief or major loss can come for help. They have email support groups, resources and a bookstore. KidSaid is where kids can come, to get help and to help each other.http://kidsaid.com
The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. Through our Pathways Program we provide a safe place for families facing an advanced serious illness.https://www.dougy.org
Centering Corporation is a non-profit (501 C-3) organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved. Centering was founded in 1977 by Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson. Centering started with nine little coloring books for hospitalized children and two workshop offerings for nurses and families. In response to the need for support by families and caregivers while facing their grief experience we developed many new resources. Today we have over 500 grief resources for children and adults. Centering continues to provide educational resources and bookstore for caregivers and families.https://centering.org
POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.
Open Discussion Support Group
Conference Room B
1 Elliot Way
Manchester, NH 03103
Date: 3rd Wednesday of every month
Contact: Kim Badessa 603-546-8222
Darcie Champagne 347-529-9476
GRIEF WATCH is a publisher and manufacturer of bereavement books and materials used by families and professionals around the country. It is based at the 18th Ave Peace House, site of a variety of ministries focused on hospitality, community, peace-making, and care for the dying.
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.
Birth Injury Guide is a website, staffed by a birth injury advocacy group, based out of Houston, TX. They work with professional writers and researchers, medical providers, attorneys, and other birth injury experts to produce the most comprehensive birth injury information source available. Their website has information about birth injury types, causes and other resources for families.
Below is a list of people or companies that make angel gowns out of wedding dresses throughout the US and Canada.
Please contact the company or person to ensure they are accepting wedding dresses at the time.