Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bereavement Resources for Infant and Pregnancy Loss

When experiencing the deep grief of pregnancy or infant loss it is often difficult to think clearly enough to seek out the resources you need. Here are a list of resources I recommend, most are local to the Erie PA area. If you are seeking something specific and cannot find it here, please feel free to email me at and I will do all I can to find the resources you need.

Support Groups

Empty Arms of Erie

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30
Where: Liberty Family Practice Building
3413 Cherry Street
Erie, PA

Highmark Caring Place

Support for children and families after the loss of a loved one
Address: Bayview Office Park, Building II
510 Cranberry Street
Phone: 814-871-6868


Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Providing the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby

Erie Coordinator:  Kenny Sturm
Phone: (814) 881-7187

Funeral Homes

Van Matre Funeral Home

Cambridge Springs: 814-398-2413

Edinboro: 814-734-2413 

Waterford: 814-796-2413

Edder Funeral Home

309 Main Street
Girard PA, 16417

Phone:  (814) 734-4306

Burton Funeral Home

602 West 10th St
Erie, PA 16502

Phone:  (814) 454-4551

Online Resources

Compassionate Friends
First Candle


Emma's Footprints Our goal is to provide compassionate guidance, resources and personalized services, including referrals and financial assistance as families begin this difficult journey.

Grady's Decision was created to present a glimpse of God’s love to families experiencing premature births as well as those families with children needing specialized medical attention.
We serve as a beacon of hope through prayer, words of encouragement, gifts and acts of kindness. Grady’s Decision provides an avenue for people to donate and assist these family members during this difficult and emotional time.
Assistance is case managed based on need. Grady’s Decision can assist with parking costs, food, housing near hospitals and transportation needs. Ultimately, our organization meets the needs of families whether they be financial, emotional or spiritual.
Sufficient Grace Ministries was founded in 2004, with the purpose of reaching out to women and families to offer comfort, encouragement and hope.


Holding On to Hope - Nancy Guthrie
One Year Book of Hope - Nancy Guthrie
Sufficient Grace - Kelly Gerken
I Will Carry You - Angie Smith
I'll Hold You In Heaven - Jack Hayford