Bereavement Support Group


Empty Arms Bereavement

These support organizations are led by Empty Arms, specifically designed for mothers who have experienced infant loss.

please note
During November and December, the support group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 4th Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 140 Pine St. Room B2
  • Florence, MA 01062

The monthly bereavement meeting provides a safe space for families who have lost a baby during pregnancy, birth, or shortly after birth to connect and share about their experience. In our meetings we support bereaved parents by naming the incredible challenges they are experiencing, knowing that this group is one of the few places where parents can speak the truth about the depth of their emotions and the details of their experience. We believe that speaking the truth about the heartbreaking journey of losing a baby is essential. Healing comes through understanding what we have been through and what may lie ahead. By speaking about our experiences they can become integrated into who we are and allow us to move along. We celebrate breaking the silence that bereaved parents have been historically subjected to. That being said, group members are also welcome to come just to listen to others’ stories so that they can be supported by the knowledge that they are not alone. We believe nobody should suffer their loss alone.