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A child died. What do I do?

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Request a support packet

The MISS Foundation provides Family Support Packets with books, brochures, and other support information for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.

If you would like a Family Packet or to Request Additional Supportclick here.

NOTE for professionalsIf you work at a hospital or agency, please direct your patient/client to the MISS Foundation at 602.279.MISS or 1.888.455.MISS. After our initial intake, we will provide a family support packet directly to the family in need.  We do not send packets to hospitals or agencies.  If you'd like information for professionals, please click here.


Request a HOPE mentor

The MISS Foundation provides one-on-one support to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings for free via our HOPE Mentor program.  In this program, you will be matched with a trained volunteer who is also a bereaved parent, grandparent, or sibling who will connect with you in-person if they are local to you OR via email, phone, and Skype if not in your area.

If you'd like to be matched with a HOPE Mentorclick here.


Attend a support group

The MISS Foundation provides monthly, free support groups in various locations around the world.  Our trained facilitators and co-facilitators are also bereaved parents themselves, and they will be happy to give you more information about their group meetings, locations, and other local resources.  

If you'd like to find out if there is a Support Group near you, click here.


Join our online support group forums

The MISS Foundation provides free, 24/7, fully-moderated online support group forums.  Our moderators are fully trained and are also bereaved parents, grandparents, or siblings themselves.  If you are new to the forums, you'll need to apply for membership which will take 24 to 78 hours before it clears.  All applications and moderation are handled by human beings, all volunteer moderators, so please be patient and kind to them!

If you'd like to apply to join our online support group Forumsclick here.


In-person counseling

The MISS Foundation works with providers worldwide through our Compassionate Bereavement Care® Training & Certification Program.  CBC providers are trained in the specialized area of traumatic grief.

If you'd like to find out if counseling is available in your area, click here.