Our aim is to offer programs that serve to strengthen families and communities when a child has died, and that through education and research, we will help to reduce the number of child deaths. No family should have to endure the pain of a child family member's death alone: The MISS Foundation is committed to building interdisciplinary communities that provide long-term support to families after a child's death. We are committed to the memory of the children who lived, who died, and who continue- even in death- to matter.
"A community of sorrow is the strongest community of all."
In our MISS community, we offer support in a myriad of ways. You'll find areas in this section of the site to request support group information, to be matched with a HOPE Mentor, to access to family packet information and resources, plus forum membership information and so much more. Please be gentle with yourselves and explore all that our support programs have to offer.
MISS Foundation support programs are offered in many formats, most of them run by bereaved parents themselves who were helped by MISS when in crisis themselves. Over time, as these families felt stronger, they began to want to give back in all the ways they were helped when in need. We currently have almost 200 volunteers world wide helping to make these programs available to you. Click on any from the list below to find out more about them: