All local (to Portland, OR) resources are marked with a star.
A Bed for My Heart
A place to rest your grieving heart and let its truth spill outside the covers.
A Place to Remember
Offers resources for infant loss, including books, announcements, memory boxes, and materials for dads, grandparents, siblings and caregivers.
For bereaved parents whose only child or all children have died. This site provides a self-help network and newsletter to promote communication and healing.
Alliance of Grandparents, a Support in Tragedy (AGAST)
Dedicated to helping grandparents through the trauma, stress and grief after the loss of a grandchild.
Named after the baby steps that form the long and difficult road to recovery from the loss of a child.
Bereaved Parents of the USA (BPUSA)
Offers support, care, and compassion for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents.
Butterfly’s Touch, A
An Oregon-based, non-profit Christian organization providing support to parents whose lives have been impacted by the heartbreaking loss of a child to early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or newborn death.
Center for Loss in Multiple Birth
Supports parents who have experienced the death of one or more twins or higher multiples at any time from conception through birth, infancy and childhood.
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved, including bereaved parents and siblings.
Comfort Zone Camp
A nonprofit camp for siblings and children (age 7-17) coping with the loss of a sibling or parent.
Dougy Center for Grieving Children
Provides support in a safe place where children, teens and their families grieving a death can share their experiences as they move through their grief process.
Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Established to raise awareness of ectopic pregnancies amongst women of childbearing age, the medical profession and the general public.
Facts About Miscarriage
Offers information and support for those experiencing or who have experienced a miscarriage.
Grief Watch/Perinatal Loss
Offers spiritual, emotional and other support to persons who are grieving through bereavement resources, memorial items, and links. The site and its resources are all created by, for, or in memory of someone who has gone through the process of perinatal loss or bereavement.
Group B Strep Association
Dedicated to the fight against GBS infection by serving the public as a resource of information and support.
Offers e-mail support groups for the bereaved including parents, siblings, and grandparents. It also offers a wide variety of bereavement related content including a comprehensive resource guide of bereavement organizations and a sister Web site for bereaved children, KIDSAID.
Grief Recovery Online (GROWW)
Offers wide variety of grief and bereavement resources.
Glow In The Woods
For parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds. In the beginning you stagger, disoriented, through this storm. We want to be a glow through the trees, a golden refuge of log and glass.
Hayden’s Helping Hands
Hayden’s Helping Hands assists Oregon families after the birth of a stillborn baby by paying for a portion or all of their hospital delivery medical expenses.
Offers information and support on Hemolysis, Elevated Liver, Low Platelet (HELLP) Syndrome and pregnancy-induced hypertension, a condition that affects both mother and child.
Enables the exchange of stories and thoughts on message boards and in a private, international e-mail community between those who have experienced a pregnancy loss, intrauterine death, stillborn infant, or other perinatal, neonatal and early childhood loss.
The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and couples explore their family-building options. INCIID provides current information and immediate support regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss, and offers guidance to those considering adoption or child-free lifestyles.
In Mourning Band Campaign
An effort to change the way our culture mourns. The MISS Foundation, in association with the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, has designed the â€œIn Mourning Band,â€ a black wristband intended to serve as an outward symbol of a person who is newly bereaved.
For bereaved mothers who would like to donate breast milk to the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank, but don’t have a pump, we have a few used, very good condition, double electric breast pumps available for loan (with new tubing) at the Peace House. For information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all questions about donor eligibility and requirements, please contact the NW Mothers Milk Bank directly: 417 SW 117th Ave #105, Portland, OR 97225 | (503) 469-0955 | www.nwmmb.org.
Resources for bereaved mothers who would like to learn about how to stop lactation (dry up milk supply)
- Lactation Suppression – Australia Breastfeeding Association
- Lactation After Loss: A Guide for Bereaved Mothers
- Managing Milk Production After Loss
- how to stop lactation when there is no baby
Loss of All in Multiple Birth Support
Closed Facebook support group for those who have had a complete loss of multiples (twins, triplets, quadruplets or higher). If you are having problems joining, email the moderator for assistance: email@example.com
Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (MEND)
A Christian not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death through support groups, a quarterly newsletter and Web site.
Mothers in Support and Sympathy (MISS) Foundation
A non-profit organization providing immediate and ongoing support to grieving families and caregivers.
National Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
Share serves those who have experienced the death of a baby due to early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.
National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center
Provides information services and technical assistance on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and related topics with a goal of promoting an understanding of SIDS and providing comfort to those affected by SIDS through information sharing.
National Stillbirth Society
Works to “educate, agitate and legislate” for greater stillbirth awareness, research and reform.
Nora Madelyn Fund for Infant and Child Loss
An Oregon-based, non-profit fund that provides resources to families who have experienced pregnancy loss or the death of a child. Recognizing the emotional impact on medical professionals and caregivers who attend to these families, Nora’s Fund also provides support and educational resources to assist these professionals and caregivers in their work.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Through its nationwide network of professional photographers, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep will arrange a tasteful private sitting at the hospital with no charge for any services or pictures.
Oregon Chapter of Resolve
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) offers information, emotional support, referrals, and advocacy for infertile couples, their families, and friends. 24-hour message line: (503) 762-0449.
Resolve: The National Infertility Association
Provides education, advocacy and support for women and men facing infertility, including a help line, a physician referral service, and a monthly magazine.
Meant to be a safe place of healing, support, and hope during a time of grief, loneliness, and depression. Includes articles, forums and other resources of Christian-based support.
A real magazine for bereaved parents “who just like any other community and walk of life” want to feel normal, connected by a common thread. Though tragic, it is somewhat comforting that we don’t walk these dark paths alone.
Twinless Twins Support Group
Supports twins and other multiples who suffer from the loss of their twin through death or estrangement. is an e-mail list specifically for those who have lost all their children in a multiple birth, whether their loss is recent or years ago.
Willamette Valley Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Providing conversation and support for those in Oregon’s Willamette Valley who lost a little one much too soon. Our in-person support group meets from 7-9 pm on the second Thursday of each month at the Ike Box in downtown Salem, OR. For more information, contact Annie: 503-510-0417 email@example.com