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Information for Grieving Families

Bereavement Services

The Home Interview

We reach out to every family who loses an infant to death or stillbirth in our two county region.  During the home interview, the family is able to remember their lost baby and discuss the pregnancy, birth, parenting experience, and their grief.   The information gathered during this interview is also incorporated into the work of the fetal and infant mortality review team.  Click here to learn more about this valuable resource for you.

Walk to Remember

Walk to Remember,” an annual “evening of comfort, wisdom and hope for families who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of an infant” is attended by approximately 200 people each year.

The Capital Area Healthy Start reaches out to the community through "Walk to Remember." This walk at Lake Ella is held on the Thursday nearest to October 15th, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. The Walk is dedicated to our local grieving families and to their lost babies.  All grieving families in our community, as well as their friends and family members, are welcome at the Walk to Remember.

Memorial Quilts

Parents are able to leave a lasting memorial to their babies through participation in our Memorial Quilts. We have several beautiful quilts made from the names of beloved and much-missed local infants.  These quilts are a wonderful community treasure and resource, and they are housed at Capital Area Healthy Start.  They are available for loan to community groups who wish to use them for health education and awareness.

Other Resources

Click here for additional information and sources of help.