Welcome to our Support Center

 

If you are here, you are probably looking for support for yourself or a loved one. We are so sorry for your loss, but are glad you have found us. As bereaved people ourselves, we can empathize with the pain you must be feeling and will keep you in our thoughts and our hearts.

 

We are honored to welcome you to Hope After Loss – a community of women and men who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Through peer support, burial assistance, education, and awareness initiatives, we provide connections, comfort, and care to those who have experienced the loss of a baby.

 

Losing a much-wanted baby can feel like being plunged into darkness. Finding your way out of that darkness is no simple task, but it is made easier when others extend their hands to help. As bereaved women and men ourselves, we reach out our hands to all those who grieve the loss of a baby, and we walk out of the darkness together. Honoring and remembering our babies together, we can help each other through our grief, and we can find light and hope in our lives once more.

 

Guided by our values of compassion, acceptance, empathy, respect, and inclusion, we are committed to ensuring that no one who has lost a baby must grieve alone.

 

Hope After Loss offers Peer-led Bereavement Support Groups

 

We hold free peer-to-peer support group meetings in Connecticut each month for women and men who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. These meetings provide the opportunity to connect with others who have experienced similar losses. We foster a welcoming and inclusive environment where women and men who have experienced the loss of a baby can freely share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences while supporting each other. There is no judgment at our meetings: only understanding, compassion, and respect.

 

Each of our support group meetings is led by either trained volunteer facilitators who have themselves experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant or professional perinatal loss counselors. All of our groups are drop-in groups: new participants are always welcome, and you may attend as many or as few meetings as you like.

 

To join a group, simply come to a meeting. You may come by yourself, with your partner, with a relative, or with a friend. There is never any pressure to speak; you may come to a meeting just to listen.

 

Though most people feel nervous before their first support group meeting, nearly everyone is glad they came. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings. Please find the current schedule here.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Groups

 

Our Loss groups are open to anyone who has lost a pregnancy or infant, no matter when your loss occurred. You may attend as many meetings each month as you like.

 

Please RSVP by noon the day of the meeting by calling 203-782-4330 or email ambers@hopeafterloss.org

 

New Brooklyn, CT Support Group

First Monday of the month

Starting Monday October 1, 2018

7:00 - 8:30 pm

 7 Providence Road

Brooklyn, CT

at Trinity Episcopal Church.

 

Third Tuesday of the month (9/18)

7:15 - 8:45 pm

421 Wolcott, Road

Wolcott, CT 06716

This location is on the Waterbury Line. Plenty of Parking is available

 

Second Thursday of the month (9/11)

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Hope After Loss at the

St. John’s Episcopal Church

679 Farmington Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06119

Please park behind the church and use the entrance with the ramp on S. Highland St

 

Third Thursday of the month (9/20)

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Hope After Loss at the

Guilford Women & Family Life Center

96 Fair Street

Guilford, CT 06437

Meetings will be in the Bracken Room (previously the pink living room) which is the room to the right of the reception desk when you walk into the house.

 

Second Thursday of the month (9/13)

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

New London Group

Temple Emanu-El

29 Dayton Rd. in Waterford, CT 06385

 

Fourth Tuesday of the month 9/25)

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Manchester Group

Trinity Covenant Church

302 Hackmatack St, Manchester, CT 06040

 

Fourth Thursday of the month  (9/27)

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

We will be meeting at:

UCG Parish House

323 Temple St.

New Haven, CT. 06510

 

The Parish house is located on the corner of Temple and Wall St. in a recessed brick building. Parking at the Parish house can be found directly behind the building. This lot is free for our groups to use for the meeting.

If you have any questions, please email ambers@hopeafterloss.org

 

Subsequent Pregnancy Group

 

If you are thinking about trying to conceive, trying to conceive, or pregnant again following a loss, this group is especially for you. *This meeting will run by RSVP only. Please call  203-782-4330 or email ambers@hopeafterloss.org by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting if you would like to attend.

 

First Thursday of the month (9/6)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

We will be meeting at:

UCG Parish House

323 Temple St.

New Haven, CT. 06510

 

The Parish house is located on the corner of Temple and Wall St. in a recessed brick building. Parking at the Parish house can be found directly behind the building. This lot is free for our groups to use for the meeting.

If you have any questions, please email ambers@hopeafterloss.org

 

Third Thursday of every month (9/20)

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

We will be meeting at:

St. John's Episcopal Church

679 Farmington Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06119

 

** Dates and times of all meetings are subject to change, especially if a regular meeting date falls on a holiday. Please visit our website prior to each meeting to confirm the date and time; last-minute schedule changes are posted on the Home page. **

 

Please RSVP by noon the day of the meeting by calling 203-782-4330 or email ambers@hopeafterloss.org

 

One-on-One Bereavement Support

 

If you can’t make it to one of our support groups, or if you feel you need support between meetings, we can connect you with a support provider who can speak to you via phone or e-mail. Please contact us if you are interested in one-on-one support.

 

Online Video Support Groups

This group will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 7:30 - 9:00 PM. (9/16)

You may access the online support groups on your phone, tablet or computer using a free google account! Please email ambers@hopeafterloss.org to receive an invitation to the group or if you have any questions!

900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor

New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203-782-4330

Fax:203-782-4329

E-mail:info@hopeafterloss.org