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Grief and Bereavement

Baystate Health Bereavement Support Resources

 

Baystate Health's bereavement support program provides weekly support groups that offer a balance of supportive sharing in a group setting and informational sessions on grief and bereavement. 

  • The meetings on the first & second Thursday of each month are dedicated to open discussion and sharing of experiences and feelings. 
  • The meetings on the third & fourth Thursday of each month focus on a particular topic. Usually the presentation
    of a professional will be followed by a discussion. 

 

Read more about all the support groups we offer.

 

Location:

 

The Community Room
3rd Floor - Rm 335
3300 Main Street
Springfield, MA

 

First and Third Thursday Meetings:  10:00 a.m.
Second and Fourth Thursday Meetings: 5:30 p.m.

 

Local and Regional Bereavement Resources

 

Aiding Mothers and Fathers Experiencing Neonatal Death (AMEND)

Offers free counseling services to parents who have experienced the loss of an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. www.amendgroup.com

314-487-7582

 

Baystate Family Advocacy Center Homicide Bereavement Program  413-794-9816

 

Baystate Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice      

Contact the Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Marianne.Powers@baystatehealth.org  413-794-6411

 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Baystate Behavioral Health

For information and referrals for outpatient services such as individual, family, and group therapy 413-794-5555

 

Compassionate Friends

For families who have experienced the loss of a child www.compassionatefriends.org 

National toll-free hotline: 877-969-0010

 

Massachusetts SIDS Center

Infant and Child Death Bereavement Program

800-641-7437

 

Rick's Place Inc.

www.ricksplacema.org   413-348-3120

 

SHARE Support Group for Families

For families who have experienced a stillbirth, miscarriage, or neonatal loss. 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm

3300 Main Street, Springfield, MA 413-562-1731

 

Social Services, Baystate Health

For support locating bereavement resources

413-794-3264

 

Spiritual Services, Baystate Health

413-794-2899

 

Baystate Health Link

Telephone health referrals and resources 413-794-2255

 

Springfield Department of Health & Human Services

Home visitation bereavement outreach for bereavement assistance following an infant loss, and for participation in our Fetal Mortality Review Program www.springfieldcityhall.com/healthservices 413-787-6741

 

United Way of the Pioneer Valley Helpline 413-737-2691

www.uwpv.org  888-894-8144

 

A Parent Directory www.parentingdirectory.org