Free/Low-Cost Memorial Items for Families
Held Your Whole Life
Mamie's Poppy Plates
Molly Bears- custom weighted teddy bears
A Beautiful Remembrance
Mainely Urns and Memorials
PA Dept. of Health and Human Services Cremation and Burial Assistance
- -Individuals who received Supplemental Security Income or SSI.
- -Individuals receiving cash benefits from the Department of Human Services prior to death.
- -Individuals who were found eligible for cash assistance prior to death.
Natural Funeral Co. is who we work with.
Find a local grief support group
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BEREAVED PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
Bereaved Parent Virtual Support Group hosted by the Supportive Care Department using the Microsoft Teams app.
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Questions, contact- Melanie Szigethy, Coordinator Sibling Bereavement Camp,
412-748-1596 or email@example.com
CAMP WAKCHAZI: Sibling Bereavement Program
Camp Wakchazi is an initiative of the Supportive Care program at UPMC Children’s Hospital, a summer camp dedicated to addressing the needs of bereaved siblings. Campers are encouraged to make new friends and share their experiences while taking time to heal in a safe, supportive environment. Camp Wakchazi 2020 was a virtual experience.
LOST & FOUND
Family-driven support group for women/adults who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Fourth Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank
3127 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
THE STILL REMEMBERED PROJECT
The Still Remembered Project provides bereaved parents and families Christian-based support and encouragement for a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.
Still Supported support group is limited to bereaved mothers. In order to make you more comfortable, a support person can attend with you at your initial meeting. There are no restrictions on this support person so a husband/partner would be welcomed at this meeting.
Still Supported meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7 – 9pm at 1226 Stoltz Rd, Suite B, Bethel Park, PA 15102.
OLIVE TREE BEREAVEMENT
Olive Tree wants to provide a place of encouragement and to help you find peace and acceptance, instead of hiding behind a closed door. Bereaved parents Jona and Jonathan will welcome you into their home on the first Tuesday of the month, from 6p-8p. Jonathan is really good at talking to bereaved fathers and has a good message. There will be a small meal provided.
Please RSVP by contacting Jonathan and Jona Reyes 412-315-9168.
THE LULLABY FUND
Their mission is to help and provide comfort to those who tragically lost their child, assisting financially with all or some of the funeral costs.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH BEREAVED PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Hosted by the Supportive Care Department of UPMC Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh. This is functioning as a group for bereaved families who have been part of the hospital.
Location: The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
5324 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Contact: Lori Malazich, Bereavement Coordinator UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
at 412-692-3585 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PREGNANCY LOSS SUPPORT: STS. JOHN AND PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
Meetings: 1st Thursday of every month from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Come join women who have suffered the loss of a pregnancy through miscarriage. Through community and friendship, we can navigate the grieving process and grow with the Lord.
Location: Conference room in the lower level of the church.
2586 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
Contact: Judy Kristan, 724-272-0331
HIGHMARK CARING PLACE-A CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
A safe place where grieving children and families can come together and be with others who understand what they’re going through.
Pittsburgh Region: 620 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; 888-224-4673
Cranberry Region: 200 Warrendale Village Drive, Warrendale, PA 15086; 888-734-4073
Erie Region: Bayview Office Park, Building 2, 510 Cranberry Street, Erie, PA 16507; 866-212-4673
Harrisburg Region: 3 Walnut Street, Suite 200, Lemoyne, PA 17043; 866-613-4673
The Emma’s Footprints Care Team is comprised of moms who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Our Care Team provides one-on-one emotional support by connecting new-loss moms with moms who are further along in their grief journeys. We also provide financial assistance to families in their time of need, to help ease the financial strain this unthinkable loss can place on them. Our assistance programs help with funeral and memorialization costs, as well as burial and cremation expenses.
ACHING ARMS SUPPORT GROUP
Aching Arms is a parent-led support group for families that have lost a child. Couples are welcome along with any other support person you may need.
When: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m
Location: The Mario Lemieux Children’s Home of Pittsburgh
5324 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
HEALING HEARTS INFANT BEREAVEMENT RESOURCES
Healing Hearts Infant Bereavement Resources program, an initiative of Cribs for Kids®, assists families who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby. It is a place where invited members can share stories and other information about their precious child. Meetings occur the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Cribs for Kids®
5450 Second Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Andrea Wilson, MSW Support and Education Coordinator
(412) 322-5680 ext. 4
PREGNANCY AFTER LOSS CHILDBIRTH CLASS
Helps parents prepare for the upcoming birth with confidence. Healing activities, trigger recognition, birth vision creation and comfort and coping techniques will be included.
Two Saturdays 10am-12:30pm Fee $150
2019 Dates -June 22/29, Sept 21/28, December 7/14
Location: Mid-Atlantic Mothers' Milk Bank
3127 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Contact Jan Mallak at 412-973-3521
L.A.M.P.S. (LIFE AFTER MISCARRIAGE, PERINATAL LOSS, AND STILLBIRTH) SUPPORT GROUP
If you have lost a child through pregnancy loss, miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss, then L.A.M.P.S. may be a valuable source of support for you. We are a volunteer-based organization committed to providing crisis support and long-term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause.
First Tuesday of each month 7:30-9:30 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church
311 Cumberland Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
QUEEN B PROJECT
Tiffany’s story is beautifully told, and she has reached out to area hospitals to provide her Queen B bags to support grieving parents. Our mission is to provide connection and resources, as well as help in the healing journey of bereaved families by offering comfort to those whose sweet precious babies have gone too soon.
PO Box 9 Marysville, Pennsylvania 17053
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS-Pittsburgh Chapter
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. Compassionate Friends provides comfort, hope, and support for people whose children, grandchildren, or siblings have passed away at any age, including pregnancy loss. There are 25 groups in a 200-mile radius of Pittsburgh from Akron, OH to Johnstown, PA.
Local- TCF Pittsburgh Chapter
Monthly meeting the last Sunday of the month
Bower Hill Community Church-Mt. Lebanon
70 Moffett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15243
(412) 835-1105 email@example.com
LUCY'S FIRST STEP (out of Erie, PA)
We are running a counselor-moderated group therapy program, as well as providing financial assistance for private counseling and infant burials. To register for a group therapy session, please contact us.
PO Box 9372
Erie, PA 16505
HEART OF CENTRAL PA FERTILITY ISSUES AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (out of Central, PA)
HEART (Helping Empty Arms Recover Together) of Central PA is an organization that provides support for individuals who have experienced pregnancy loss, stillbirth, infant death, and/or fertility issues
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: CHOICES, 2214 N. Atherton Street, Upper Level, State College, PA 16801
Contact: For more information and to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TOUCHED BY NATHAN FOUNDATION (out of Poland, OH)
The organization helps parents, their family members, and their babies. We emphasize the need to educate families in order to help the parents of fragile babies. These families are coping with the overwhelming stresses and anxieties felt when their newborn has a life-threatening problem. Often, they need emotional support as well as help with their everyday responsibilities. Programs include – bereavement education and the funeral home program.
ANGEL TALK SUPPORT GROUP (out of Lewisburg, WV)
Angel Talk offers child loss support group meetings to families in West Virginia. . We welcome anyone affected by child loss, from parents to siblings to grandparents and friends. Children are welcome at our meetings. Though this may seem counterproductive, it is important that children affected by child loss also have a place to grieve and to witness how healthy grieving occurs. We are Christian-based and believe that faith in God is part of healthy grieving.
Meetings: Quarterly meetings, contact for details
Location: Lewisburg, WV.
Contact: Jenifer Richmond, 304-716-6681 or email@example.com
Non denominational home funeral celebrant and ordained minister
Karen Bernard-Services grounded in the mystery and love at the heart of the universe
firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-487-5060