While much of the focus on healing after a loss is placed on the mother, dads hurt, too. Often, dads are forgotten or set aside when it comes to providing adequate support resources for grief. Here are a few local Indiana and online support groups dedicated to supporting dads.
Hannah’s Wish- Men’s Group Meeting
Peer led, individualized pregnancy loss support groups for moms, dads, & those parenting or pregnant after a loss 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 separate monthly support group meetings for moms, dads, and those parenting or pregnant after a loss, 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, and they will receive an emailed gift card to a place nearby where they can pick up a hot meal.
Men’s Group Meeting:
Location: Indy Therapy & Counseling 7550 S. Meridian St. Suite A Indianapolis, IN 46217
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Day: First Thursday of the month- every other month. Please contact Jenna for updated schedule.
Contact: Jenna Wright firstname.lastname@example.org (317) 370-2327
Donate: Help provide meals for grieving families by donating to Hannah’s Wish.
Star Legacy Foundation: Dad’s Grief Discussion Group
Sign up online using the link above.
Meets online via webcam/audio only conferencing the 2nd Monday of each month.
7:15 pm EST