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Information for Bereaved Families

Dear Parent:

Please accept our sincere condolences on the recent loss of your child. I hope that the enclosed materials from SIDS Mid-Atlantic will be of help to you. Some of this information may be useful immediately, while others may not be needed until a later time or not at all. We developed this packet to try to assist you, newly bereaved parents, through a very difficult and painful time.

Our services are for all families who have experienced the sudden unexpected death of an infant. As time goes on, you may have a number of questions concerning your child's death as well as questions for other parents who have survived such a loss and moved on. We offer a monthly support meeting, and you will receive quarterly newsletters from our organization to keep you informed of what we are doing. I hope that the following resources provide information that is helpful to you.

For more information on coping with the death of a baby, please contact  www.novababyloss.org or www.sidscenter.org    www.firstcandle.org 

SIDS Mid-Atlantic support group for anyone who has lost a baby.

the second Thursday evening of every month from 7 to 9 pm at McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Road, McLean, Virginia in the Parlor.

NEW GROUP! For anyone who has suffered an infant loss

Third Tuesday evening of every month at 7 pm.

Gainesville Church of God 14215 Lee Highway, Gainesville, VA 20155

  Turn onto Linton Hall Road from 29 and take the first right at the gas station.  At the stop sign take a right and then the first left.  You will see signs for the church.    


MIS/SHARE Grief Group Meeting Schedule

301-460-6222 (24-hour message line)

Virginia MIS/SHARE

Meeting Location:

St. Luke's United Methodist Church

7628 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church Virginia

Meets the 2 nd Thursday of every month 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Contact: Carolyn Mara ( 703-754-5836


For support with subsequent pregnancies,

Carolyn Mara ( 703-754-5836


For Spanish Speakers:

Call Maria Robles ( 703-326-9262 )

Para Información en Español:

Llame por Teléfono a Maria Robles

( 703-326-9262)




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