Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support for
Miscarriage, Fatal Diagnosis, Stillbirth, or Infant Death

(Printable page found under “Resources” section)

Funeral Homes

Becker Funeral Home
Westwood
201-664-0292

Bergen Funeral Home
Hasbrouck Heights
201-343-7900

Costa Memorial Home
Hasbrouck Heights
201-487-1010

Earl Jones Funeral Home
Hackensack
201-487-8822

Gentile Funeral Home
Hackensack
201-487-1010

Louis Suburban Funeral Home (Jewish)
Fair Lawn
201-791-0051

Mikatarian Funeral Home
Fort Lee
201-944-0100

Santangelo Funeral Home
Woodland Park
973-345-2500

Scanlon Funeral Home
Pompton Plains
973-831-1300

Support Groups

Englewood Hospital

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
For newly bereaved parents who have suffered a pregnancy or newborn loss.
Meets first Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
350 Engle St., Englewood
PerinatalBereavementTeam@ehmchealth.org
201-608-2333

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group
Professionally-run. Support for parents and significant others who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant death.
Meets 3rd Wed., 7:30pm
Englewood Hospital
350 Engle St., Englewood
Call Sue Dziemian 201-384-8258 or 201-835-4328

Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Stillborn and newborn death
  • Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy
  • Heartbreaking choices (interruption of the wanted pregnancy)
  • Crossroads (subsequent pregnancy after the loss of a baby)
  • Bereavement support for parents who have experienced the loss of a
  • baby/babies of a multiple pregnancy (ex. 1 twin dies and the other survives)
  • Grandparents/family/friends
  • Recurrent loss and/or loss complicated by infertility

255 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY 10901
Contact: 845-368-5297

Mary Radatovich
Mary_Radatovich@bshsi.org
203-228-4366

Lee DeNigris
Lee_Denigris@bshsi.org

Hackensack Hospital

Bereavement Support Group
Professionally-run. Provides support for parents and significant others (grandparents, boy/girl friends, young adult siblings, etc.) to help cope with the loss of a child.
Meetings vary, 7-8:30pm
96 Summit Ave, Hackensack
Pre-registration required. Before attending call Carlie Cord 201-996-5437

Bereavement Support Group
Professionally-run. Provides support for parents and siblings grieving the loss of a child. Creative arts are used to help the children express themselves.
Meets Wed., 6-7:30pm,
96 Summit Ave, Hackensack
Pre-registration required. Before attending call Judy Solomon 551-996-5437(day)
E-mail: info@tcikids.com

Valley Hospital

Healing Hearts
Professionally-run. Provides support for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death to help with the grieving process.
Meets 3rd Thurs., 7:30-9pm
Valley Hospital
233 North Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood
Before attending call Trudy Heerema, LCSW 201-447-8539 (day)

Men’s Perinatal Bereavement
Professionally-run. Support for men who have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death to help with the grieving process.
Meets 2nd Wed., 7:30-9pm (except July)
Valley Hospital
233 North Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood
Before attending call Trudy Heerema, LCSW 201-447-8539 (day).

Other Areas

Compassionate Friends Support
For parents grieving the death of a child. Grandparents and siblings are welcomed.
Meets 4th Tues., 7:30-9:30pm (beginners 7:15pm),
Christian Healthcare Center
301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff
201-567- 0089
http://www.compassionatefriends.org
tcfbergennj@aol.com

Nechama Comfort
Professionally-run. Support for primarily Jewish parents and grandparents who have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death to help with the grieving process. Open to people of any faith.
Meets 2nd Wed., 7pm
Jewish Family Services of Bergen and North Hudson
1485 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck
Pre-registration required. Before attending call Reva Judas 201-692-9302 (day).
E-mail: nechamacomfort@gmail.com

Parents Who Have Lost A Child
Education and spirituality for parents who have lost a child.
Meets 3 rd Mon., 7:30pm,
St. Peter the Apostle Church
445 Fifth Ave., River Edge.
Call Mary Davis 201-261-5400 (day) or 201-265-3688 (eve.)

Post-Abortion Stress (PAS) Support Group
Professionally-run. Support for women healing from post-abortion stress to help resolve their feelings of loss. Literature and phone help.
Meets Fri., 7-8:30pm
Leonia
Call Linda 201-320-9907
E-mail: lindadiazmurphy1@verizon.net

Stepping Stones Support Group
Professionally-run. Support for parents who are grieving the sudden or illness-related death of a child age 22 or younger.
Meets 1st and 3rd Wed., 6-7:30pm
Kraft Center
15 Essex Rd., Paramus
Pre-registration required. Before attending call 201-291-6243 (day)

Stillbirthday Bereavement Doulas

Donna Ore, SBD
DonnaOre.SBD@stillbirthday.com

Anne Schuchman Berrettini, SBD
AnneSchuchman.SBD@stillbirthday.com

Katy Larsen, SBD
KatyLarsen.SBD@stillbirthday.com

Kathleen Garcia, SBD
kathleengarcia.sbd@stillbirthday.com

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Photographers

Brielle Kaschak
Oak Ridge, NJ
201-230-8883
www.briellekaschak.com

Katherine Hoos
Oakland, NJ
551-427-3245
www.katherinehoos.com

Renee Valente
Morristown, NJ
973-979-6331
www.CapturedByRenee.com

Hotlines

First candle
24/7
1-800-221-7437

COPEline
Leave a message if it’s after hours and a volunteer will call you back
516-364-COPE (2673)

National Council of Jewish Women
(212) 687-5030 ext. 28
plsp@ncjwny.org

US National Suicide Prevention Hotline
24/7
800-273-TALK

Grassroots Crisis Hotline
410-531-6677

SIDS Hotline (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
800-232-SIDS (7437)

Facebook Groups/ Websites

www.silentgrief.com
www.havelofhopeandhealing.org
www.babysteps.com
www.mends.org
www.innocents.com
www.emptycradles.com
nationalshareoffice.com
www.vitas.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/570508089772992/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1432720827018260/

www.facebook.com/PerinatalBereavement

Facebook Seach Key words:
Infant Loss
Pregnancy Loss
Miscarriage
Postpartum Depression

Books

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby- Deborah Davis
I will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy – Angie Smith
When Hello Means Goodbye – Paul Kirk
A Guide for Fathers: When A Baby Dies – Tim Nelson
Grieving the Child I never Knew – Kathe Wunnerberg
(Children’s) We Were Gonna Have A Baby, But We Had An Angel Instead – Pat Scwiebert
(Children’s) Something Happen: A book for Children and Parents who have experienced pregnancy loss – Cathy Bblanford

Getting Pregnant Again

Reproductive Science Center- NJ
Eatontown- 732-918-2500
Toms River – 732-240-3000
Lawrenceville – 609-895-1114

NJ Fertility Acupuncture Clinic
209 Main Street, Fort Lee
201-242-9001

Grandparent Support

www.compassionatefriends.org/Find_Support/Family-Support/grief_support_for_grandparents.aspx
www.firstcandle.org/grieving-families/grandparents/
www.missfoundation.org/support/articles/grandparents
Good Samaritan Perinatal Bereavement Program, 845-368-5297