The Massachusetts SIDS Center recommends the following support group meetings for parents, grandparents and care providers whose infants and young children have died of sudden infant death syndrome, medical illness, conditions of prematurity, stillbirth and accidental injury. Topics discussed include dealing with grief, information about cause of death, changing relationships with family and friends, helping parents help children to comprehend the death of a sibling and feelings about subsequent children.
Boston Area Meeting
Boston Area meetings are not routinely offered, for the time being. Please contact (800)641-7437 if you are interested in a Boston Area support group meeting.
Western Mass. Area Meeting
Meetings held per request on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (except September) at Shriner’s Hospital, Volunteer Conference Room, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA. Facilitator: Marcia Kelly, RN, MA, 413-210-2117.
Several grief programs and trainings are held during the year at Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360. Please call Kathleen McAleer, LICSW at 508-746-0215 for additional information.