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Local Support Groups
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Beverly, MA 01 915
(978) 922-3000 ext. 2200
L.O.S.S. (Lifting Other Sorrowful Spirits)(miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss)
Meets 4 th Tuesday of'each month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Contact: Donna Canuel or Dottie Princie, ext. 220
Brigham & Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 732-6462 (Department of Care Coordination)
Pregnancy Loss Support Group
4-week sessions; meets every Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Contact: Tami May, L.ICSW
375 Nichols Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Community Birth/Loss Support Group for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal loss.
Meets the 4th Thursday of every month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
First Baptist Church
1400 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Contact: Lee Kirkpatrick, LSW,
Neponset Valley Counseiing Center
32 Baker Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
Contact: Marsha Gefter
Support groups, individual and couples counseling. Fee on a sliding scale.
Columbia Metro-West Medical Center
Framingham, MA 01701
Support Group (late miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn loss) for couples or individuals. 6-week sessions (as needed when there are a number of participants)
Contact: Mindy Shuster, LICSW,
242 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
Community Birth/Loss Support Group for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of an infant.
Meets the 1 st Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM
Heywood Medical Building
The Conference Room
250 Green StreetGardner, MA 01440No fee.
Contact: Jill Cormier, L.ICSW,
Lowell General Hospital
295 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854
Contact: Linda Jezak
Pregnancy Loss Drop-in Group.
Meets 3m Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in hospital chapel.
585 Lebanon Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Support group for people who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal/infant death.
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
MWH Community Building
8 Porter Street
Contact: Ann Dyer, (-i'81) 338-7561, through Childbirth & Family Education
Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital
14 Prospect Street
Milford, MA 01757
Community Birth/Loss Support Group for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Hill Building, 2nd Floor.
Call (508) 422-2273 for more information
Greendale Avenue Worship Center
Needham, MA 02494
Focuses on loss, not particularly perinatal loss; parents who have lost an infant are very welcome.
Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Contact: Carol Cole, (781) 444-1091
Anna Jacques Hospital
25 Highland Avenue
Newburyport, MA 01 950
Perinatal Loss Group.
Meets 2n" and 4n Thursday of each month from 7:30 -9:00 PM
Contact: Lindamae Lucas, (978) 463-6929, ext 2
Center for Loss and Renewal
1075 Washington Street
Newtonville, MA 02465
Offers individual, couple, family counseling. Accepts most insurance; sliding scale fee.
Contacts: Leah Sherman, Alexa Bresnan Rochelle Friedman, M.D.
304 Otis Street
West Newton, MA 02165
Co-wrote Surviving Pregnancy Loss. Sees individuals/families who have experienced miscarriage to loss of child up to one year of age.
Jewish Family & Children's Service
1340 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 0245@)
Contact: Peggy Kaufman, ext. 216
Fee: $20 per session for individuals and $35 per session for couples
Miscarriage 7 8-week group for individuals and couples who have experienced a childbirth loss within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy
Late Pregnancy Loss -- 8-week groups for individuals and couples who have experienced a childbirth loss after the 20th week of pregnancy or a newborn death
2014 Washington Street
Newton. MA 02462
'Pregnancy in Difficult Circumstances', a support group for women who wish to discuss the emotional issues present in a pregnancy following loss or grief.
Meets once a month on Tuesday evenings
Contact: Childbirth Education (617) 243-6566
Newton Wellesley hosts a group called, HEAL, for pregnancy loss.
Call the Wellness Center (617) 243-6221 to be referred to a group.
Berkshire Medical Center
725 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Support group (miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal loss).
Contact: Roberta Bal(,olm
Empty Arms Bereavement Support Group
Cooley Dickinson Hospital http://www.emptyarmswesternma.blogspot.com/
275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Focuses on miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.
Meets the 2 nd and 4 th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in Jordan Hospital Meditation Room
Contact: Janet Garnier
Tom and Jean O'Hare facilitate support groups for Compassionate Friends. They are happy to talk with parents who have had a pregnancy loss. They can be reached at (978) 664-4931.
North Shore Medical Center
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 0 1 970
Loss Support GroupFor individuals/couples who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death.
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:15 PM
Davenport Building, room 1 01
Contact: Mary Hall or Valerie Perod
(978) 741-1200, ext. 4380
4 Phillips Road
Stoneham, MA 02180
Local self-help chapter. Focuses on loss, not particularly perinatal loss; parents who have lost an infant are very welcome.
Contact: Trudy Senier'
Morse & Rosenbaum Counseling and Consultation Associates
321 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
Contact: Nancy L. Morse, M.A., LMHC, or Barbara Rosenbaum, LICSW. Third Party payments accepted; sliding fee scale.
RESOLVE of the Bay State, Inc.
9 Spring Street
Waltham, MA 02454
Pregnancy loss after infertility. Drop-in support group for individuals/couples who have experienced infertility and early pregnancy loss. Meets periodically
Call RESOLVE for more information
South Shore Hospital
55 Foss Road
South Weymouth, MA 021190
H.O.P.E (Hel@in-q Other Parents EndgLe). (miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss)
Meets for 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
No fee. Pre-registration required.
Contact: Debbie Kerr, LICSW
H.O.P.E. (Helping Other Parents Endure)
200 Unicorn Park Drive, first floor conference room
Focuses on miscamage, stillbirth, and neonatal loss.
Meets 2nd Wednesday, of each Month from 7:30 - 9:00 PM.
No fee. Donna McDonnell – 1-978-663-5477
Community Birth Loss Support Group Provides emotional support to parents who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Assists parents in understanding the grieving process, and fosters emotional insight into coping with the loss of their child. Creates a safe, supportive forum in which parents can share their thoughts and feelings with others who have had a similar experience. Provides acceptance and creating a framework within which parents can integrate their loss and learn that there is hope, and there is a future. Open to everyone, no matter where they live, or where they delivered.
Day/Time: Third Thursday of each month, 7 - 8:30 pm
Location: Nursing Conference Room, first floorMemorial Campus,
119 Belmont Street
Sponsor: Community Birth Loss Support Group Collaborative
Call: Elena Ann Coffey, MA, LCSW
Subsequent Pregnancy MeetingSupport group for individuals/couples
who have had a pregnancy loss and are currently pregnant or are planning a
pregnancy. Contact: Claudia Neithercut, LICSW,
St. Joseph's Hospital
172 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH 03061
Empty Cradle Program Pregnancy Loss.
Meets the 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. No feePre-
Contact: Beth Morehouse
Middle Street Baptist Chuirch
18 Court Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Pregnangy and Infancy LOSS.
Meets the 3m Tuesday, of every month at 7 PM
Contact: Cindy Dodd (603) 433-8916 or 3073