Perinatal Bereavement Support Resources

Buffalo Area Hospitals:

Sisters of Charity Hospital
Amy Creamer can be reached at (716) 862-1678 or by email at

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
Jen Liberti can be reached at (716) 828-2618, or by email at
Lisa Wolff can be reached at (716) 828-2618, or by email at

Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Jessica Jordan can be reached at (716) 517-1510, or by email at

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
     Contact:  Sister Brenda Whelan can be reached at (716) 878-7920 or at

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
     Child Bereavement Support: (716) 568-6653



Community Resources & Assistance Programs

Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network (WNYPBN)
Meeting the needs of people facing perinatal death: the death of a baby due to miscarriage, etopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death.
     Contact: Christine Scott at (716) 626-6363 or email

Footprints on the Heart
A comprehensive resource, helping families deal with the loss of a child due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and newborn death.
     Contact: Amy Creamer at (716) 862-1678 or email

Wings of Love Memorial Fund
A program of WNYPBN providing financial support for burial or cremation to families in need.
     Contact: Christine Scott at (716) 626-6363

Josh Rojas Foundation
A Rochester based organization that can help assist with headstones or markers for families who have lost a child.

Catholic Cemeteries Diocese of Buffalo Bereavement Support Services
     Contact: Nancy Weil at (716) 873-6500 or email

Sudden Infant Death & Child Death Resource Center at the Family Help Center
The Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center is a statewide program helping families and communities affected by the sudden and unexpected death of an infant or young child from any cause. Family support services are available upon request or referral including telephone support, grief literature tailored to family needs and referral to local services. Professional family services and case consultation are available free of charge.
     Contact: Jan Walkden (716) 822-0919

The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care's Essential Care Perinatal Program
Provides support, education and guidance to expectant parents and families whose unborn child has a life-threatening illness. This unique program helps expecting parents and families prepare for and cope with physical, emotional and spiritual issues at the time of diagnosis and through the remainder of the pregnancy.
     Contact: (716) 686-8006 or email



Keepsakes & Cremation Jewelry

Kindred Soul Keepsakes
Turn your most precious memories into jewelry using breast milk, placenta, ashes, hair, sand, or fabric.

Expressed Impressions
Photo etching and custom engraving for necklaces, bracelets, key chains, dog tags, and more.

The Seashore of Remembrance
Sunset beach remembrance artwork can be customized with your baby’s name beautifully written in the sand.

Close By Me Jewelry

919 Cremation Jewelry



Online Support Communities

The Holding Space: A Birth Trauma Healing Community
A safe space for all who have experienced birth trauma and/or perinatal death.

Solace for Mothers



Additional Bereavement Support Resources

Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance
(888) 693-1435

Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.)

Prenatal Partners for Life

Bereaved Parents of the USA

MISS Foundation

Centering Corporation

Stories of Babies Born Still (S.O.B.B.S.)