Welcome to the MISS Foundationā€™s website where you will find quick access to counseling resources, advocacy information, research on traumatic grief, education for healthcare providers and community members, and support services for those grieving the death, or impending death, of a child. This is also the home of the Selah Carefarm and the beloved 50 rescued animals who help traumatically bereaved families from around the world every day.

Become a Volunteer

Get involved and help grieving families find hope and healing

Give A Donation

Help provide a measure of love, education and grief support

Adopt an Animal

Help provide care by symbolically adopting one of our rescue animals


Provider, volunteer and support group network

Our Compassionate Bereavement CareĀ® Providers are located in cities throughout the world. They receive specialized training in traumatic grief and compassionate care. You may find our provider network here. Also, learn more about our wonderful volunteers, and connect with our in-person and virtual support groups.

Learn about MISS Foundation Founder Dr. Joanne Cacciatoreā€™s provocative story

Photo Gallery

Experience the sights and sounds of MISS Foundationā€™s good work, as well as that of the Selah Carefarm.

Our Board of Directors

The Executive Board of Directors includes skilled, compassionate leaders from all backgrounds, many of whom have lost children, as well as others who simply support what we do.


Training Opportunities

Compassionate Bereavement Education

Do you work with bereaved family members after a child’s death, suicide, homicide, accidents, or other losses? The MISS Foundation and Dr. Joanne Cacciatore offer an intensive, four-day training in traumatic grief to providers around the world. Itā€™s a rare opportunity to become a Certified Provider in Compassionate Bereavement Care (R), a mindfulness-based, non-medicalized approach to traumatic grief, with trainings held at Selah House, near stunning Sedona, Arizona. Offering 30 CEUs (continuing education credits), this one-of-a-kind, specialized program, prepares you for an in-demand field of training often overlooked in graduate and post-graduate training. The next CBC Provider training (in person and virtual) will be held September 5-8, 2024.

Community Testimonies

Our purpose is to create an atmosphere of a compassionate, safe, healing community.

MISS Foundation News

Find out about the latest news at the MISS Foundation from local and national feature stories about what we do to help people suffering from traumatic grief to our own informational updates about everyday happenings.

Our Generous and Dedicated Donors

We are so grateful for your continued support. Thank you for all of your generosity and giving in memory of those you love!!