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Local Support Groups

Listed by Town



Beverly Hospital

Herrick Street

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

No fee

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

No fee

Contact: Tami May, L.ICSW




Memorial Healthalliance

Healthy Directions

375 Nichols Road

Fitchburg, MA 01420

(978) 348-1702


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

No fee

Contact: Lee Kirkpatrick, LSW,

(978) 348-1702



Neponset Valley Counseiing Center

32 Baker Street

Foxboro, MA 02035

Contact: Marsha Gefter

(508) 543-8888

Support groups, individual and couples counseling. Fee on a sliding scale.  



Columbia Metro-West Medical Center

Lincoln Street

Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 383-1370

Support Group (late miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn loss) for couples or individuals. 6-week sessions (as needed when there are a number of participants)

No fee.

Contact: Mindy Shuster, LICSW,

(508) 383-1377



Heywood Hospital

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,

(508) 630-6383



Lowell General Hospital

295 Varnum Avenue

Lowell, MA 01854

Contact: Linda Jezak

 (978) 937-6324

Pregnancy Loss Drop-in Group.

Meets 3m Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in hospital chapel.



Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

585 Lebanon Street

Melrose, MA 02176

Ended Beginnings

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

Meetings at:

MWH Community Building

8 Porter Street

Melrose, MA

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.

No fee.

Call (508) 422-2273 for more information



Compassionate Friends

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

(978) 463-1000

Perinatal Loss Group.

Meets 2n" and 4n Thursday of each month from 7:30 -9:00 PM

No fee.

Contact: Lindamae Lucas, (978) 463-6929, ext 2



Center for Loss and Renewal

1075 Washington Street

Newtonville, MA 02465

(617) 527-2599

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

(617) 965-0536

Co-wrote Surviving Pregnancy Loss. Sees individuals/families who have experienced miscarriage to loss of child up to one year of age.

Fee variable.


Jewish Family & Children's Service

1340 Centre Street

Newton Center, MA 0245@)

(617) 558-1278

Contact: Peggy Kaufman, ext. 216

Fee: $20 per session for individuals and $35 per session for couples

Groups offered:

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


Newton-Wellesley Hospitall

2014 Washington Street

Newton. MA 02462

(617) 243-6000

'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


Pre-registration required

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

(413) 447-2000



Support group (miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal loss).

No fee.

Contact: Roberta Bal(,olm

(413) 447-2201


Empty Arms Bereavement Support Group

Cooley Dickinson Hospital





Jordan Hospital

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

 (508) 830-2412



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



Compassionate Friends

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.

No Fee.

Contact: Trudy Senier'

 (781) 662-7448



Morse & Rosenbaum Counseling and Consultation Associates

321 Boston Post Road

Sudbury, MA 01776

(978) 443-6115

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

(781) 647-1614

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

(781) 340-8423


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

Woburn, MA.  

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,

(508) 835-4613



St. Joseph's Hospital

172 Kinsley Street

Nashua, NH 03061

(603) 882-3000

Empty Cradle Program Pregnancy Loss.

Meets the 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. No feePre-

registration required.

Contact: Beth Morehouse

(603) 577-2000


Middle Street Baptist Chuirch

18 Court Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Pregnangy and Infancy LOSS.

Meets the 3m Tuesday, of every month at 7 PM

Pre-registration required.

Contact: Cindy Dodd (603) 433-8916 or 3073

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