Central Indianapolis Support Groups

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.

Pathways to Hope Perinatal & Infant Loss Program at Riley Maternity Tower, Indianapolis 

Perinatal & Infant Loss Support Support for those experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. 

Location: Private Facebook Group- Bereavement Support Group information available upon request
Contact: Rebekah Delaney MSN, RN Pathways Perinatal Bereavement Clinical Coordiantor at (317) 948-7207 or via email at rdelaney1@iuhealth.org for more information. 

Hope in Healing Riley Children’s Hospital

Hope in Healing Pediatric Bereavement Program provides compassionate and comprehensive grief support to families who have experienced the death of a child. Services provided include: mailings, educational materials, phone support, individual and family grief support, and support groups.  Ages 4 to adult. Be sure to access Riley’s Grief Support Guide where you can find a myriad of resources.

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
1828 N. Illinois Street      
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Contact Riley Bereavement Services for more individualized information based on your needs:    
(317) 963-0829 rileybereavement@iuhealth.org

Infant Loss Parent Support– St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis

Location: St. Vincent Physician’s Medical Plaza 8550 Naab Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Day: 1st Thursday of every month
Contact: Jenny Cable (Bereavement Nurse Navigator) at (317)415-7494 for more information

Healing Hearts Support Group

Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis

Location: 1001 W. 10th St. Indianapolis, IN 46202 8th floor conference room 300A
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Day: 2nd Wednesday of every month
Contact: Contact (317)880-8898 for more information or if needing a Spanish-speaking support group.

Open Arms: Community Hospital East

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.

For Open Arms at Community Hospital East please call 317-355-5805 or email HHale@eCommunity.com.

HOPESt. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Indianapolis

Offers group and/or one on one support.

Location: Spiritual Life Center at 100 W. 86th St.
Time: 7 p.m.
Day: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Contact: Contact Rev. Marsha Hutchinson at (317)846-3404 ext. 315 for more information. 

Angel of Hope Support Group, Hendricks Regional Health, Brownsburg

Location: Comfort Suites Conference Room – contact Beverly Johnson for more info.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Day: 3rd Tuesday of every month
Contact: Beverly Johnston at bjjohnsto@gmail.com 

Connections of Hope

Connections of Hope is a six-week structured support group for families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy, infant or young child. All supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack or a drink.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., over six consecutive weeks
Location: Community Health Pavilion Washington, Community Room, 7910 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, In 46219
Registration: Groups are free, but registration is required as space is limited. To register, please call 800-777-7775 or e-mail InTouch@eCommunity.com.

Contact: InTouch Bereavement at 317-621-4646.