Support Sites, Counselors and Groups

Ending a wanted pregnancy private support group

Termination for Medical Reasons at Babycenter

All Options judgment-free support hotline (formerly “Backline”)

National Society of Genetic Counselors

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

Genetic Alliance

Modern Loss

March of Dimes

Compassionate Friends

Still Standing online magazine

Exhale ProVoice

The MISS Foundation

Center for Loss and Life Transition

ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)

Tara May Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

 

 

Counselors and Local Support Groups

UNITED STATES

ARIZONA

Phoenix: Phoenix Perinatal Associates
Nicole Weston, MS, Genetic Counselor at (602) 528-0060 x561

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles: Pregnancy Loss Support Group
2001 S. Barrington Ave, Suite 307, Los Angeles, CA 90225
Contact Lee Forseter at (310) 837-5842

Oakland: Beyond Choice, Genetic Support Group
Contact Jeanne Menary, PH.D. (510) 845-4656 or Ann Bourguignon, Genetic Counselor, (510) 752-6755

Pasadena: Caring Connection
Contact Wendy Kohlhase at (818) 577-4002 or Alfigen/Genetics Institute at (818) 666-3300

San Francisco: California Pacific Medical Center
Contact Kerstin Spangner, Genetic Counselor, at (415) 600-2628

Stanford: Surviving Painful Decisions
Genetic Support Group at Stanford Medical Center, Call (415) 723-5198

Colorado

Denver: Difficult Decisions—A Time to Heal.
Email dr.kathleenkennedy@me.com

CONNECTICUT

Farmington: HOPE
University of Connecticut Heath Center, Genetics MC-6310, Farmington, CT 06030
Contact Leslie Ciarleglio, MS or Alicia Craffey, MS

GEORGIA

Atlanta: A Time to Heal
Northside Hospital, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30342
Contact Cathy Wing or Barbara Douglas at (404) 851-8177

ILLINOIS

Chicago: Support Group for Prenatal Decisions
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
To register, Contact Nancy A. Goldin, L.C.S.W., Coordinator for Perinatal Loss, at (708) 570-2883, ngoldin@enh.org
Group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:30 — 9:00 PM

INDIANA

Indianapolis: Shared Concerns Support Group
Co-sponsored by Indiana University Hospital and Methodist Hospital of Indiana
Contact Jane Heustis at (317) 929-8153 or Lynn Deardorff (317) 274-1639

IOWA

Des Moines: Prenatal Decision Conference
Iowa Methodist Medical Center, 1200 Pleasant, Des Moines, IA 50309
Contact Linda Bets, Department of Chaplaincy at (515) 241-5845

Iowa City: Prenatal Loss Support Group
Duffy and Associates, 1039 Arthur Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact Alison Milburn at (319) 337-9649

MARYLAND

Bethesda: Licensed Psychologist
Rachel E.K. Freedman, Ph.D.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 529-6944
Groups meetings are held on some Saturdays and Thursday evenings for individuals and couples who have terminated a pregnancy for medical reasons

Rockville: Julie Bindeman, Psy-D
5818 B Hubbard Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 801-6775
drbindeman@gmail.com; drjulieb.com

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston: G.O.A.L. (Going on After Loss)
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
Contact Laura Lubetsky, L.I.C.S.W. at (617) 732-5500 ext. 32214

Boston: Boston Metrowest: Listening, Reflecting, Healing
Individual and group support services
Contact Mary-Frances Garber, MS, CGC at (781) 366-5300
Licensed Genetic Counselor, www.listeningreflectinghealing.com

Lexington: After Words
Prenatal Diagnostic Center, 80 Hayden Avenue, Lexington, MA 02173.
Contact Barbara Thayer or Bonnie Braddock at (617) 862-1171

Springfield: Prenatal Decision Support and Information Group
Baystate Medical Center, Women & Infants’ Unit, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199
Contact Karen Banta, MSW at (413) 784-5402

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor: SHARING – Support and Healing After Difficult Decisions
Open meeting held every third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan – East Ann Arbor Health Center. RSVP required.
Call (734)-615-0322 or (734) 936-9758

East Lansing: Genetics Support Group
Michigan State University, B-240 Life Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824
Contact Tonya Diehn or Susan Selke at (517) 353-2030

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis/St. Paul: Perinatal Center
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 800 E. 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Contact Joanne O’Leary, Shari Baldinger or Bonnie Hunt at (612) 863-4502

Rochester: (SE Minnesota and SW Wisconsin area): Mayo Perinatal Loss Support Group
Rochester Methodist Hospital, C/O Jeri Sehl, 3W-20 Eisenberg Building, Rochester MN, 55902, Phone (507) 266-7360

NEW JERSEY

Long Branch: HART-Healing And Recovering after Termination
Monmouth Medical Center, 255 3rd Ave. Long Branch, New Jersey 07740.
Contact Judy Rokeach or Ivy Leight (732) 923-6527

Summit: FATE — Feelings After the Termination Experience
Center for Human & Molecular Genetics, 90 Bergen Street, Suite 5400, Newark, NJ 07101
Contact Gisela Rodriguez at (973) 972-3302, rodriggi@umdnj.edu

Trenton: Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA areas. Time for Healing
Meets one Sunday per month from 7-9 p.m. at the Mercer Campus of Capital Health System in Trenton, NJ. Please call coordinator Carolee Watkins, M.S., Genetic Counselor at (609) 394-4072, ext. 2 for more information. No fee.

NEW YORK

Albany: St. Peter’s Hospital
Contact Maureen Cavanagh, (518) 525-1388

Long Island:  Winthrop University Hospital
259 First St. (516) 663-2288 or (516) 742-2934 Anna Orologio, A.C.S.W. We provide support groups for AHC and individual counseling

New York City: Mount Sinai Medical Center
1 Gustave Levy Place, New York, New York 10029
Contact Laurie Chameides at (212) 241-4685

New York City: Painful Choices in Pregnancy Support Groups
30 E. 60th Street, Suite 802, New York
Contact Joann Paley Galst at (212) 759-2783

Suffern: Good Samaritan Hospital
Rt. 59, Suffern, NY 10901
Contact Pamela Magi, RN at (845) 368-5297. Serves Rockland, Westchester, Orange, Ulster and Putnam counties in New York state and Bergen and Passaic counties in New Jersey

Watertown: Samaritan Medical
830 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601
Contact Sheila Marie at (315) 785-4184 or (315) 785-4182

Williamsville: Precious Lives (Caring Arms Support Circle)
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville, New York
Contact Kathleen Skipper, R.N.C. at (716) 568-6653

NORTH CAROLINA

Fayetteville: SHARE
Fayetteville Diagnostic Center, 1767 Metromedical Drive, Fayette-ville, NC 28304.
Contact (910) 323-2209 on Tue/ Thur or (910) 487-2986 (Mon/ Wed/Fri). FAX (910) 323-9860

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill: HOPE (Helping Other Parents Endure)
Contact Carla Boor Smith, or DJ Pappas at (919) 966-2229

OHIO

Cincinnati: SHARED (Shared Help After Reproductive Decisions)
Children’s Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039.
Contact Martha Walker at (513) 559-4798

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia: A Time for Healing
Sunday evenings, 2nd or 3rd of the month, 7-9 pm, 191 Presidential Boulevard, Suite 133-135, North Building, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, (215) 955-0605

Pittsburgh: Unexpected Choices
Contact Bev Tenenholtz, MS at (412) 578-7346

Pittsburgh: Unexpected Choices
320 E. North Avenue, Department of Human Genetics, 11th Floor, South Tower, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Contact Darcy L. Thull at (412) 359-6388

RHODE ISLAND

Providence: SHaRe (Support, Healing and Reflection)
Contact: Jacky Halliday, Women and Infants Hospital, (401) 453-7510

TEXAS

Austin: HOPE (Helping Ourselves through this Pregnancy Experience)
Applied Genetics, Inc., Contact Melanie Casal at (512) 443-4363

Houston: Resolution
7400 Fannin #1212, Houston, TX 77054.
Contact Joy Redman, MS, at (800) 543-1346 or (713) 798-9500

WASHINGTON

Seattle: Start Where You Are
UWMC Maternal Health Programs, Seattle WA.
Contact Teresa W., teresaw@u.washington.edu or 206-598-7561

CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Vancouver: Empty Cradle
52548 RPO Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7J4 Canada.
Contact Patty Lou Bryant at (604) 469-1272

ONTARIO

Mississauga: Wednesday’s Child
RR #2, Erin, ON N0B 1T0.
Contact C. Lynn Wilson at (519) 833-2442

North York: North York General Hospital
Department of Clinical Genetics, 4001 Leslie Street, North York, ON M2K 1E1 CANADA.
Contact Andrea Shugar at (416) 756-6345