All our support and services are offered free of charge.
Specialized Support: As a minister through the Church of the Brethren denomination, Regina is available for funeral and memorial services and ceremonies as well as hospital visitations.
We offer Baby Naming Ceremony for those who have experienced miscarriage/pregnancy loss. Contact our office for details.
Interpersonal Support: We offer several different monthly support meetings and special ceremonies. See details below.
Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss Support: Please contact Brittany Bates at 540-421-3881 or email@example.com.
Bereaved Parent Support Meeting: Adults Only, the second Monday of the month, 7 p.m. at our office, 195 Main Street Dayton, VA 22821 Suite B. A place of support, empathy and understanding for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Led by Regina Cyzick Harlow. Grandparents can also attend. For more information, call Regina at 540-810-4351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bereaved Family Support Meetings: The fourth Friday (not the last Friday) of every month at our office, 206 Main Street Dayton. This meeting is for bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents and extended family who have experienced the death of a child. Children/siblings are welcome. Childcare provided. Led by Regina Cyzick Harlow.
Some of our special events are held in place of our monthly meetings and might be at a different location so be sure to check our website calendar or Facebook page for details. (Bereaved siblings are often present at these events.)
Individual/Family Office Appointments: We offer one-on-one support at our office. Contact Regina at 540-810-4351 or email email@example.com to schedule a time.
Informal Coffee: Every second Thursday at our office from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Bereaved siblings are often present at this event.)
Communication and Internet Support
Weekly Online Support Chat: Every Sunday night at 9 p.m. EST. This is a great way to fill in the gaps between our monthly support meetings or to “meet” others from our group before attending a meeting.
Share Your Story: We invite bereaved parents and families to share their personal stories of loss on our website. This not only allows them to know their story is being heard, but also helps them connect with parents and families who have experienced similar losses.
Facebook/Email/Texting: We communicate with bereaved parents and siblings via Facebook, email and texting. We also post events and support information on our Facebook page. This aspect of our support, along with our blog and “share-your-story” pages allows us to provide national and international support along with our local outreach.
Instant Messaging and Skype meetings are also available.
Monthly Newsletter: We publish a monthly newsletter that contains articles, monthly remembrances, poems, quotes and events related to child-loss. The newsletter is available by postal mail, email and on our website.
Bereavement Packets: When we are made aware of a loss locally, we make every effort to connect with the family. We make the initial connection by taking or sending a bereavement package with some helpful grief resources and information about our support.
Funeral Arrangements: We have volunteers who are willing to help walk you through the funeral arrangements process or help you with the details, including planning the service. We do not make decisions for you, but we are there to help support you through a process that is difficult at best. We can also assist you in finding a Pastor and/or can provide special music and readings for the service.
The Funeral Meal: We, at the Sadie Rose Foundation, can provide a meal for after the funeral services when needed. We do this by partnering with a church, an organization or by doing so independently should there be no one else available to provide the meal.
Special Annual Ceremonies – All support groups are welcome to participate. ***Children are usually present at these events.
Memorial Picnic: This casual event replaces our monthly support meeting for the month of June. Drinks and table service provided. Please bring a dish to share. (This is always held the fourth Friday of June. Please check website or Facebook calendar for location and specific details.) Due to environmental concerns, we are looking for alternatives to the balloon release previously associated with this event. Stay tuned for updates.
Remembrance Walk: We host this walk in conjunction with the National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This walk takes place in October and coincides with “October 15th” walks around the country. Check our calendar for date and details.
November Meal: In place of our Friday evening Bereaved Family Support Meeting in November, we gather for a carry-in meal. Drinks, table service and turkey provided. Date, location and time are posted in our calendar.
Candlelight Ceremony: We participate in The Compassionate Friends’ Worldwide Candlelight Ceremony the second Sunday of December. We welcome you to bring a picture or memento for the Remembrance Table. To submit a photograph (or a picture to represent your child) in advance to be included in our slideshow, email photo and information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Date, location, time and additional details are posted in our calendar.
Sadie Rose 5K Run and Walk: This fundraiser provides a recreational community event as well as a way for parents to remember their child. Bereaved families are encouraged to get teams together to walk in memory of their child.
Help us help others: If you know of someone who has experienced child or pregnancy loss, please pass our information on to them or contact us on their behalf. Regardless of how recent or long ago their loss, connecting with others bereaved families and remembering our children together can be both comforting and healing.
We are a non-profit organization and are funded solely by the generosity and support of those who believe in our cause. All donations are tax deductible and can be made in loving memory of any loved one of your own. With your continued support, we can continue shining a light of hope into someone’s darkest night.