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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Resources

Central Ohio Child/Infant Loss Support Groups

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Seasons for Caring (Hospital Family Bereavement Group)
    A support group open to all parents who have experienced the death of a child.
    655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 722-5250
    nationwidechildrenshospital.org/family-support-groups
  • Mount Carmel Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Services
    Provides comfort and education for individuals, couples and family members who have experienced pregnancy loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or who have lost a newborn or infant. They meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Women’s Health Center on Cooper Road and the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Center on Dublin Road.
    477 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
    (614) 234-5999
    mountcarmelhealth.com/pregnancy-infant-loss
  • The Compassionate Friends Columbus & Central Ohio Chapter
    A local support group to help families with their grief after the death of a child at any age. They meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Ascension Church. They also meet in Delaware and other areas around Ohio.
    1479 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 882-8986
    tcfcolumbusoh.org
    National Website: compassionatefriends.org
  • Baby 1st Network
    Offers bereavement support services throughout the state to families who have lost children to SIDS. Call their toll-free hotline for advice, support and help finding a local support group.
    421 Graham Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
    (330) 929-9911 or (800) 477-7437
    baby1stnetwork.org

CJ First Candle

CJ First Candle is dedicated to helping people learn about pregnancy and newborn care, stillborn births and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/ Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS). There are extensive resources for grief support. Grief counselors are available over the phone 24 hours a day. Parents can join online support groups, share stories with other parents and find out more about SIDS.
49 Locust Avenue, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
For Grief Support: (800) 221-7437
cjsids.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pastoral Care

They provide Catholic Mass, Interdenominational services and Muslim prayer service weekly in the hospital. This program is designed to provide support and resources to all members of the family after the loss of a child. Pastoral Care can be contacted for support and information regarding the loss of a child, burial services and support groups.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5250
nationwidechildrens.org/pastoral-care

Ohio Health Grief Support Services

Ohio Health offers several grief support classes, support groups and one-on-one counseling for kids and parents of all ages at several different locations in central Ohio. They have teen groups, preschool groups, infant loss groups and more.
800 McConnell Drive Columbus, Ohio 43214
Columbus (614) 566-5377
Delaware (740) 615-0540
Toll-free: (888) 389-6231
ohiohealth.com/patients-and-visitors/support/grief-support

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

Helps people nationwide whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. Parents can go online to chat with others going through similar situations, participate in discussion groups and find local resources and information about infant loss.
402 Jackson Street, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301
(800) 821-6819
nationalshare.org

Vineyard Church Value Life & MotherHeart Mentoring

Provides one-on-one mentoring for women experiencing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. Mentors assist new moms in finding resources, including educational assistance, job help, financial direction, parenting classes, adoption information (if requested), material assistance and spiritual support.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio, 43081
(614) 259-5318
vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/value-life