Welcome to In His Name

We are an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We hope to offer comfort to those affected by a devastating loss to SIDS {Sudden Infant Death Syndrome} or SUID {Sudden Unexplained Infant Death} through educational resources, grief support, community, and prayer. We will be sending out the "SIDS Survival Kits" to families in Alabama and Tennessee, and will extend our support to any family that finds themselves on this hard, lonely grief journey. Our goal is to reach newly bereaved parents as soon as possible after their loss of an infant. To order a kit or to find out more about our kit, please go to the SIDS Survival Kit page, or click here. No one should have to walk this road alone!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

How to Help Bereaved Families

The more I talk to other bereaved moms and dads, the more I realize that a section is needed on how to reach out to bereaved families. While on my grief journey, I have been so amazed at the generosity and the loving nature of people. And even though everyone that has reached out to my husband and I during this time has meant well, there have still been those that have said hurtful things unintentionally. So I would like to compile of list of resources {websites, articles, etc.} to help those who are looking to reach out to grieving families.

I know one of the sites that helped us tremendously is Take Them a Meal - a free online tool for coordinating the delivery of meals to someone in need. A dear friend of mine organized a meal train for us which lasted for about 2 months. I can't even express how appreciative we were to have those meals since we were in no shape to cook or go grocery shopping. It made our early grieving process much "easier."

So if you have a list of resources that you would like people to know about. Please post a comment and I will make sure to include them in my list. Thanks!


New Year Mum said...

What a lovely idea... wish I had suggestions for you, but I live in Australia. Our loss was during pregnancy, but SIDS & Kids here help bereaved families from pregnancy to 6 y/o. Seeing a bereavement counsellor and attending a group was one of the most valuable things that we did.... and the meals idea is a great one. I've got a list of books on my blog that I found really helpful too - and I think most of them are from the US. You're doing amazing work xoxo

Jeanette said...

The things you are doing to reach out to others in pain is so honest and pure, so much like you. Still praying for you and your family. Please continue the great work you've been doing.

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