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Community Hospitals

Ph: 317-621-5275 (Contact person: Joni Cutshaw)

They offer a support group free of charge to families who are grieving the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. The group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Although the group is open to anyone (regardless of where the birth of child occurred), an individual wanting to attend will need to call to find out directions to the location of the gathering.

Compassionate Friends

Ph: 317-996-3209 or 634-5561 (Contact person: Penni Risener ),

www.compassionatefriends.org (then follow links to the Central Indiana chapter)

They offer support groups for parents, grandparents, and adult siblings when a child of any age dies. There are two free opportunities for support groups, meeting at different locations and times. They meet the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church in Greenwood (99 W. Main Street, Greenwood). There is also another group that meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:30 pm at Second Presbyterian Church (7700 N. Meridian Street). These groups are on-going. Registration is not required, however, an individual can call Penni Risner at the numbers listed above for more information.

First Candle

Ph: 1-800-221-7437

www.firstcandle.org

They offer one-on-one support to families who experience death of a baby to SIDS, stillbirth, or other cause of infant death. Individuals can visit the website or call the number listed above for a bilingual crisis counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hendricks County Regional Health

Ph: 317-745-3417 (Contact person: Josephine Manns)

They offer a support group free of charge to families who are grieving the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. The group meets every other Wednesday. Although the group is open to anyone (regardless of where the birth of child occurred), an individual wanting to attend will need to call to find out directions to the location of the gathering.

Methodist Hospital

Ph: 317-962-8153 (Contact person: Jane Heatis, Bereavement Office)

They offer one-on-one support free of charge to families who are grieving the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. (Child does not have to have been born at Methodist.)

Neo-Fight, Inc.

Ph: 317-446-3013 (Listening Line Contact Person: Theresa)

www.neofight.org

NeoFight is an Indianapolis based organization dedicated to helping families experiencing a perinatal crisis. They provide support to families who have lost a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth, have a premature or critically ill newborn, have delivered an infant with birth defect, or have experienced the death of a child shortly after birth. They have no formal support groups. However, they match someone (or a family) up with someone else who has experienced a similar situation. An individual can either call (or visit the website) to talk with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

St. Francis Hospital

Ph: 317-865-5199 (Contact person: Marcia Jenkins)

They offer a support group (Memories to Hold) free of charge to families who are grieving the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Although the group is open to anyone (regardless of where the birth of child occurred), an individual wanting to attend will need to call to find out directions to the location of the gathering.

St. Vincent Hospice Bereavement Center

Ph: 317-338-4040

Any bereaved parent who has lost a child of any age (baby/child/or adult) may attend this seven-week support group called Safe Haven. It is offered twice a year (Spring and Fall). They meet at the St. Vincent Hospice (8450 N. Payne Road). An individual must call to register and learn specific details of the dates and times.

St. Vincent Hospital

Ph: 317-338-2726 (Contact person: Kathy Carroll)

They offer a support group free of charge to families who are grieving the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. The group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Although the group is open to anyone (regardless of where the birth of child occurred), an individual wanting to attend will need to call to find out directions to the location of the gathering.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Center of Indiana

Ph: 317-254-9255/1-877-507-SIDS

www.insids.org

They offer an on-going support group, free of charge, that meets every third Thursday of the month from 7:00PM-9:00PM. This is open to anyone who is seeking support, reassurance, and encouragement after the loss of a baby. An individual will need to call the number listed above to find out location information. This is operated by volunteers so if calling, a person will need to leave a message and someone will return the call.