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The following Internet web sites are listed for your convenience. This is not all-inclusive, nor should it be considered an endorsement of the accuracy of, or support for, the information/views expressed in each site.
- Bereavement Services/Resources for Families who Have Experienced the Death
of an Infant or Mother
- Internet Resources
- General Resources
- Pregnancy Loss - Bibliography
May 1, 2010
- Bangor Area Visiting Nurses - Provides bereavement services to their clients. Serves Bangor
area, southern Penobscot and parts of Hancock County and Waldo County.
885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401, phone - 207 973-6550, www.bavn.org
- Compassionate Friends Maine Chapters - Provides support to family members and friends
after the death of a child.
TCF of Piscataquis County
Meeting Info: Call the National Office for contact information (877-969-0010 - toll-free)
TCF of Southern Aroostook
Meeting Info: 2nd Wednesday/month 6:30 pm Houlton Regional Hospital - Hartford
TCF of Lewiston, Maine
Meeting Info: 2nd Wednesday/month 6:00 pm OCR room D'Youville Pavilion - 102 Campus
- South Paris
Chapter Name: TCF of Oxford Hills
Chapter Number: 2263
Meeting Info: 1st Tuesday of each month 6:00 pm Haskell House
- Bereaved Parents Support Group - Contact: Rhonda Wiles, (207) 778-5911
Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Farmington, ME 04938,
Support group for parents who have lost a child.
Serves Franklin County.
- Center for Grieving Children - (207) 775-5216
555 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04104,
Provides support for children, occasionally groups for parents of children as the need arises - useful for siblings.
Serves southern Maine.
- Guidance Through Grief Support Group - (207) 777-7740
Central Maine Medical Center, 12 High Street, Lewiston, ME 04240,
6 week structured support group and education services.
Serves Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, Sagadahoc counties.
- Hospice of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605, 667-2531,
Provides group and individual bereavement services.
Serves Hancock County.
- Hospice of York
- (207) 363-7000
Medical Office Building Basement, 16 Hospital Drive, York, ME 03909,
General bereavement support and Living with Loss Support Group, a 10 week general support group for persons who have experienced a loss. Appropriateness of group may depend on make-up of group.
Serves York County.
- Hospice Volunteers Center for Grief and Loss in Mid Coast Maine - (207) 729-3602
45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011
Provides a variety of bereavement services from groups to peer counseling depending on the need of the individual.
Serves Cumberland, Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties.
- Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County - (207) 474-7775
19 Pleasant Street, Skowhegan, ME 04976
Support group for adults who have experienced a death.
Serves Somerset County.
- Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County - (207) 930-2677
119 Northport Avenue, Belfast, ME 04915
Has a large resource library open to the public with specific section on infant deaths. Match trained volunteers for 1 on 1 support. Sometimes run groups depending on the need.
Serves Waldo and Knox counties.
- Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area - (207) 873-3615
304 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04903
Provides a variety of bereavement services, including a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of an infant, miscarriage or stillborn, 1 on 1 volunteers and lending library.
Serves Kennebec County and Waterville area.
- Maine SIDS Foundation - Contact: Michelle Corson (207) 474-6478 voice/fax
22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME
Support group meetings held Tuesdays at 7 pm
Serving all of Maine.
- March of Dimes - Maine Chapter: (207) 878-1199 or 1(800) 668-5678
60 Gray Road, Unit 8, Falmouth, ME 04105
Bereavement materials for families with a loss from conception through the first month of life. Information and links to other resources.
Serving all of Maine.
- Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
A nonprofit organization that provides photography services for families who have lost an infant. Volunteer
photographers can be found on the website and will come to the hospital or hospice and conduct a private portrait session. Time and services are donated. NILMDTS is supported through donations.
- Pine Tree Hospice - (207) 564-4346,
895 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Provides general bereavement support group. Offers the Evergreen program for children who have experienced the loss of a sibling. This includes a group for parents while their children are receiving services.
Serves Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset counties
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group - Contact: Peg Bradstreet or Charles A. Dana (207) 662-2827
Health Education Center, Classroom 10, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102, Provides support and information for families who have lost an infant or experienced a miscarriage or stillborn death. Located in Cumberland County
Serving all of Maine.
- Share Maine Groups - Provide support to those who have lost a baby through early pregnancy
loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.
- Sharing Through Experience Support Group - (207) 212-
9528 or (207) 851-6029
100 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240
Support group for adults who have lost an infant or pregnancy, meets 3rd Tuesday, 7 - 8:30 pm.
Serves Lewiston and surrounding area. (Also Pregnancy and Infant Support Group for St. Mary’s,(207) 777-4300)
- American Academy of Pediatrics - AAP
Maine Chapter, 160 Fifth St., Auburn , ME 04210-6717
E-mail:Aubrie Gridley Entwood
- Babies Remembered Consulting -
Offering personal, professional, and facility and organizational services such as: Program Evaluation,
Development, and Expansion, Education, Speakers, Caregiver Support, Identification of
Resources, Perinatal Loss Birth Planning, Companioning, Peer Support Training, etc.
- Centering Corporation -
Provides education and resources for the bereaved, with many books and pamphlets for those who have
experienced an infant loss.
- Compassionate Friend -
Though its national office, internet resources and local chapters (Maine chapters listed above), The Compassionate Friends provide support to family members and friends after the death of a child.
- First Candle -
Provides guidance and resources to bereavement professionals such as clergy, medical professionals and funeral directors who are dealing with an infant death.
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Other Infant Death -
Through online resources, the purpose is to provide support to those who have experienced the loss of a baby due to SIDS.
- Twinless Twins Support Group International -
For parents who have lost a twin.
- 211 Maine - Provides program description and contact information for services across the state. Search: grief, bereavement services, infant death, mental health services, counseling services.
- General Counseling and Supportive Resources - In addition to the resources specific to infant
death listed above, general counseling services and/or a person’s faith community and related
pastoral services might also be appropriate referrals.
- Allen, M. & Marks, S. (1993). Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
- Davis, Deb. (1996). Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing.
- Douglas, A. & Sussman, J. (2000). Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy after Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss. Dallas: Taylor Publishing.
- Horchler, Joani Nelson & Rice, Robin. (2003). SIDS & Infant Death Survival Guide. Maryland: SIDS Educational Services.
- Isle, Sheroke & Nelson, Tim (2008). Couple Communication After a Baby Dies. Minnesota: Wintergreen Press.
- Isle, Sherokee. (2008). Empty Arms-Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death, Surviving the First Hours and Beyond. Minnesota: Wintergreen Press.
- Isle, Sherokee & Burns, Linda Hammer. (2001). Miscarriage: A Shattered Dream. Minnesota:
- Isle, Sherokee. ( 1993). Precious Lives, Painful Choices: A Prenatal Decision-making Guide. Minnesota: Wintergreen Press.
- Kluger-Bell, Kim. (2000). Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion, and Other Pregnancy Loss.Minneapolis: Quill Publishers.
- Kohn, I. & Moffitt, P. (2000). A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss: Guidance and Support for You and Your Family. London: Routlege.
- Kushner, Harold. (1981). When Bad Things Happen to Good People. New York: Shocken Books.
- Lanham, Carol. (1999). Pregnancy After a Loss. Berkley: Berkley Publishing
- Limbo, R. & Wheeler, S. (1986 and 2003). When a Baby Dies. LaCrosse: Resolve Through Sharing [1st printing].
- Peppers, L. & Knapp, R. (1985). How To Go On Living After the Death of a Baby. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers.
- Schwiebert, P. & Kirk, P. Still to Be Born: A Guide for Bereaved Parents Who Are Making Decisions About Their Future. Portland, OR: Perinatal Loss Company. Phone (503)284-7426
For Information Contact:
Ellie Mulcahy, Panel Coordinator,
Maternal and Infant Mortality Review Panel
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Maine DHHS, 286 Water Street
11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
Instate toll free: 1-800-698-3624