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Thank you for choosing to support Empty Arms Bereavement Support, a Western Massachusetts organization who supports families whose babies have died through miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, or termination for medical reasons. By cultivating personal connections, creating a compassionate community, and fostering professional collaborations, we provide grieving parents with valuable resources and validation as they navigate the murky days, weeks, and lifetime without their baby. We believe that every person whose baby dies is deserving of thoughtful, compassionate, curated support. There are no exceptions.
Every person is a complex blend of their own personal history, family background and family structure, their support systems, their faith and belief systems, their racial and ethnic identities, and more. We all have strengths, we each have unique challenges, and some of us have privileges. All of these things influence our grief process, and each grieving person is honored in their individual process as part of the Empty Arms community.
Silencing grief only prolongs suffering. Each grieving individual will learn what expression of grief, and sharing of their personal history, helps them to heal. We invite our community to always speak their truth, and to know that within the Empty Arms community they will always be met with compassion and without judgment.
Every parent deserves to follow their own path to ease their suffering in the wake of their baby’s death. We encourage parents to find their voices, to exercise their free will, and to claim what works to ease their own suffering. No one else should tell a parent how to do grief, yet in a community of grievers we learn so much from hearing one another. We value equally the individual and also the collective experiences of grief.