Please be aware that there have been a lot of changes in support group meeting locations (virtual vs. in person) as community transmission rates change with Covid-19. Please check with the group contact before attending an in-person meeting to be sure the information has not changed.
A peer led, pregnancy loss support group located in Indianapolis on the southside. “Hannah’s Wish exists to provide those who have suffered infertility, pregnancy loss, and infant loss a safe place to come share and receive support.” Hannah’s Wish is a Christian non-denominational faith based group, but all are welcome!
Ministry: In addition to monthly support group meetings, Hannah’s Wish provides a meal for families who are grieving from pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant loss. Simply send a text to 1-317-370-2327 and provide an email address for a member of the grieving family (yes, even if that family is yours), and they will receive an emailed gift card to a place nearby where they can pick up a hot meal.
Location: Mount Pleasant Christian Church 381 N Bluff Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Day: Every 4th Thursday of each month
Contact: Jenna Wright email@example.com (317) 370-2327
Donate: Help provide meals for grieving families by donating to Hannah’s Wish.
Pregnancy Loss Support Programs: Johnson Memorial Hospital Franklin, Indiana
A peer led, pregnancy loss support group trained through Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) for perinatal bereavement training. “You are not alone. Let us walk this journey with you.”
Ministry: Beats for Bristol is a non-profit organization that provides doppler rentals for pregnant women who have experienced a prenatal loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, complications during pregnancy, or fetal demise. Women in a subsequent pregnancy can rent a doppler for free during their pregnancy with a script from their OBGYN. Beats for Bristol works with local support groups, hospitals, and other organizations to spread the word about doppler rentals and advocate for women in subsequent pregnancies.
Location: Cancer Care Center Building at Johnson Memorial Hospital 1159 W Jefferson Street Franklin, IN 46106 on the third floor in room 1159 -B
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Day: First Tuesday of each month (Pregnancy Loss Meeting) — Third Tuesday of each month (Pregnancy After A Loss Meeting)
Memories to Hold: Franciscan Health (St. Francis)
Health care professional and counselor led support group at St. Francis Hospital that offers support to families who have lost a child due to ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. They also provide memorial services and public memorial events a few times a year, such as the Walk to Remember (October 12, 2019) and the Christmas Service. Additional pregnancy support group is available for moms who have miscarried and are pregnant again.
Location: Outpatient Conference Room 8111 South Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46237 *To access the Outpatient Conference Room, enter the Outpatient Center (Zone 2, Entrance 6) and turn to your immediate right. If you go past the visitors desk you’ve gone too far. Covid update: During instances of high community transmission, meetings will be exclusively on Zoom. Please call or email Julie Jackson for the link.
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Day: Second Tuesday of every month (except December)
Contact: Bereavement coordinators, Allison White, (317) 528-5199 firstname.lastname@example.org , or Julie Jackson, MSW, LCSW, (317) 528-4798 email@example.com.
Donate: Donate to the Memories to Hold program through the Franciscan Alliance.
Open Arms: Community Hospital South
Extends support to families who experience a pregnancy or newborn loss. This free program offers many different services to help families grieve in a way that meets their specific needs. All Open Arms services are coordinated by a Grief Support Person specifically trained to offer support to grieving parents. They offer help during this difficult time by listening, comforting or providing resources and advice.
Location:Community Hospital South, Education Center (1st floor), 1402 East County Line, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Day: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Contact: Deb Barrett, RN, at 765-887-7900 or email Deb.
Compassionate Friends, Greenwood & Shelbyville
For families that have experienced the death of a child at any age.
Location: 99 West Main Street Greenwood, IN 46142
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Day: first Tuesday of each month
Contact: Chapter Phone Line (317) 250-0351 or visit www.compassionatefriends.org for more information.
Location: 1473 E McKay Rd Shelbyville, IN 46176
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Day: third Tuesday of each month
Contact: Brenda (812) 593-8762 firstname.lastname@example.org