Grieving Parents Program
"When a child dies, very few people can really help, much less understand. KinderMourn has done both, not only for me, but for many, many others."
– KinderMourn Dad
KinderMourn provides support services for parents who have experienced the death of a child. Services are available regardless of the cause of death or age of the child.
Support Services include:
Bereaved Parent Support Group – The group offers a supportive environment where parents can express their pain, find understanding and acceptance of their feelings, and explore concerns surrounding their child's death. Most importantly, KinderMourn fosters an atmosphere of encouragement and hope. The group is open to any parent who has experienced the death of a child – regardless of the age of the child or the cause of the child’s death. The group meets weekly.
Empty Arms Support Group – The professionally–guided group brings together parents whose baby has died during or shortly after pregnancy. With guidance and reassurance from the facilitators and other group members, parents are free to share their feelings, thoughts and learn healthy ways of coping. The group consists of six-weekly sessions and is limited to 12 participants.
Individual Counseling – Some newly bereaved parents cannot imagine talking with others in a group setting and choose to schedule individual counseling. The goal is to facilitate a safe and supportive environment where parents can discover ways to cope with their grief and find hope.
Workshops - Workshops on grief related topics are offered at KinderMourn several times throughout the year. Information regarding upcoming events can be found on KinderMourn’s website, and through our newsletter.
Parents interested in learning more about KinderMourn's Grieving Parents Support Services are invited to schedule an initial visit with a counselor. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 704.376.2580. There is no charge for the initial visit and fees for additional services are based on a sliding scale. KinderMourn does not handle insurance billing. Receipts for insurance reimbursement are provided and must be filed by the individual. Scholarships are available for those experiencing financial stress.