Mother to Mother is an in-patient, one-on-one peer support program for parents enduring the loss of a child. When people are faced with this harrowing pain, they do not know who to turn to. Research has demonstrated that social support is a significant factor in assisting someone coping with loss. The hope is that the social support provided by Mother to Mother will aid parents to connect to others who have undergone this pain, and assist in the grief process.
By having someone who has undergone this heartbreaking journey sit with the parents, they will be able to see that it is possible to make it through the pain.
The goal of Mother to Mother is assist parents enduring loss understand that they are not alone. The program consists of volunteers who themselves have experienced loss. The program will offer a personal touch, which will hopefully assist parents to feel that their sorrow and grief is recognized and validated.
The volunteers will also create a safe atmosphere where the grieving parents can feel comfortable to openly express feelings associated with their loss so that their grief is not left unresolved. This recognition and validation will aid parents to minimize feelings of shame, self-blame, and guilt which is so very common after experiencing the loss of a child. Please contact Mother to Mother, an in-hospital peer support group, and we will come to the hospital to speak with you. Resources also available after you go home. We can’t take away your heartache but we can give you the gift of hope.
If you would like to learn more about this service, or if you’d like to contribute, please Contact Us today.