Local Support Organizations
In difficult times, we all need support. These local organizations can help:
Footprints for Hope
Footprints of Hope is a bereavement group meeting for parents who have suffered the loss of a baby through stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or infant death. Maddie’s Footprints is excited to collaborate with bereavement specialists to facilitate discussion and provide information. It is available to families no matter where they are in their grief and no matter how long it has been since their loss. The group meets on the second Sunday of each month. You may choose to talk or listen; no one will be required to share. There are no registration or fees are required for your attendance. Due to the sensitivity of the issue we appreciate you understanding this is an adults only group meeting.T
Second Sunday of each month
4:00 pm to 6:00pm
234 Rue Beauregard Ste. 201
Lafayette, LA 70507
Companions Along the Journey
Second Thursday of each month
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Peter & Paul in Scott
(Church Hall Room #1)
Contact: Carla Oliver (337) 654-8917
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Providing gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner to families who are suffering the loss of an infant.
Heartstrings and Angel Wings
Heartstrings & Angel Wings is a non-profit charity organization which provides clothing and other handmade items for babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The items aid in comforting the babies and uplift the spirits of the baby’s family members
The mission of Healing House is to provide support and education for grieving children, their caregivers and the Acadiana community.
Guardian Angel Memorial Site
Hospice of Acadiana
Phone: (800) 738-2226
Provides free grief counseling in either an individual or group setting. Hospice of Acadiana is a local organization of compassionate, well-trained professionals, support staff, and volunteers who provide a comprehensive program of medical care, counseling, and spiritual direction to persons with life-threatening conditions and their families. When Hospice of Acadiana, Inc. was established in 1983, one of the guiding principles was a pledge to accept all medically eligible patients, regardless of their ability to pay for services. Since that time, they have dedicated themselves to compassionate care for the dying as a form of community ministry rather than as a business and have set quality of care, not financial reward, as the ultimate measure of success.
Offers information to individuals, families, and government agencies on on a broad range of services, including rent assistance, food banks, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy, job training programs; and where gaps in services may be.
Phone: (985) 690-7444
Savannah Smiles primary mission is to reach out to parents who have experienced the untimely death of their child. We provide financial and emotional support for those on this difficult road. Savannah Smiles strives to be an outreach for the Slidell, LA community first, then go wherever God leads us.
Phone: (225) 931-1960
Anna’s Grace was designed to help families in the Greater Baton Rouge Area who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or other loss of a child under one year of age by providing financial and emotional support.
Ainsley’s Angels Support for Infant Loss
Contact: Danielle Hollier (225) 241-6597
Ainsley’s Angels Support for Infant Loss offers financial support for miscarriage and stillbirth loss in the state of Louisiana.
Angel Gowns by Diane
The mission of Angel Gowns by Diane is to provide, at no cost to the family, burial gowns and other garments for families who have suffered the loss of a child before, during, or shortly after birth.
To do this we will seek out donations of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and other formal wear in suitable condition to be disassembled and the resulting material used to create angel gowns.
The mission of the Blessing Box is to gather donated baby items and deliver them to parents in need at the local hospitals. To donate to the Blessing Box or for more information contact Stephanie (337) 446-9103 or Ann (337) 581-9851