Loss of Child


“Healing does not mean forgetting, because moving on with life does not mean that we don’t take a part of our lost loved one with us.”  ~ Adolfo Quezada


ONline Resources

The Compassionate Friends


The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.


The Grief Toolbox 



Grief in Common 


Heal Grief


New Hope 


New Hope’s Mission is to help bereaved children & families  find hope, healing and a community to connect with.

MISS Foundation


The MISS Foundation is an international 501c3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.

Open To Hope Foundation


Provides an online forum to support people who have experienced loss, helping them to cope with their pain, heal their grief, and invest in their future.

The Bereaved Parents


To offer support, understanding, encouragement and hope to other bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of their children, brother, sister or grandchildren.


Support Groups

Compassionate Friends                



Bereavement support for parents who have lost a child. Newsletter, telephone support, monthly meetings.

3rd Friday from 7:00 - 9:30 pm.

South Natomas Community Center, 2921 Truxel Rd, Sacramento, 95822

Small group available.

  • Beth Oliver 916-284-9540

  • Lilian Adams 916-726-6844

  • Pamela Amo 916-955-3180


Compassionate Friends, Davis        



Sharing Parents                



Support group for those whose babies have died from the time of conception through early infancy.

  • Newsletter 6x yearly.

  • 2nd Sunday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Mercy Women's Center, 650 Howe, Ave., Ste. 530

  • Call for directions.


SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)


  • SIDS Alliance of Northern California

  • Support groups and information.

Hospice North Coast






The mission of Okizu is to provide peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs to meet the needs of all members of families affected by childhood cancer.

New Hope Family Camp


New Hope Family camps and retreats are designed for all types of families, not just the traditional. It’s for families who have experienced the death of a loved one, and each family member is encouraged to attend.  In a safe and supportive environment families explore their loss with other families touched by grief.