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Resources

Not sure where to turn? Noelle's Light has a network of suggested recources to help support all aspects of your journey.

Select the option below.

 

Loss & Grief Resources

Butterfly Baskets

Grief Support

The mission is to support women, their partners and families enduring pregnancy challenges and baby loss. They provide resources and self-care items to individuals and couples who have lost a baby or a pregnancy.

TEARS Foundation

Grief Support

The TEARS Foundation seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a child by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services. We also offer parents comprehensive bereavement care in the form of grief support groups and peer companions.

Three Little Birds

Grief Support

The mission of Three Little Birds Perinatal is to provide immediate and long-term advocacy and support to families experiencing the devastating loss of a pregnancy or baby in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey metro area.

Hope Mommies

Grief Support (faith-based)

A Christian organization whose sole purpose is to come alongside moms and families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, and/or infant loss, bringing comfort, encouragement, companionship, and hope as they continue to walk this side of eternity without their beloved son or daughter.

Auroras for Aurora

Art that Heals

Inspired by the loss of her infant daughter,  Angelina Salgado uses her art to advocate for pregnancy and infant loss awareness with an art project in memory of Aurora, called “Auroras for Aurora”. Its goal is to spread joy through color, raise awareness for pregnancy infant loss, and provide comfort to people during their darkest moments, just as the Aurora Borealis illuminates the night sky with its bright and beautiful colors.

Visit Auroras for Aurora

ZW Woodworks

Art that Heals

Inspired by the love for his late grandson, Zachary's grandfather hand-carves wooden name signs to not only carry on Zachary's name, but the names of other babies and children that have left this world too soon.

Read ZW Woodworks Brochure

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Birth Support

NILMDTS and their team of volunteer photographers provide professional portraits to families with stillbirth or impending infant death at no charge.

Still Birth Day

Birth Support

Birth planning and resources for pregnancies with a poor prognosis or unknown outcome, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.

Visit Still Birth Day
 
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Care Packages

A care package for recently bereaved families. Our Buddy Box is a compilation of artwork, creativity, and goods that can only come from the love we have for our children. Each organization that has contributed was established after the loss of their child or grandchild. This box is from Noelle’s buddies. We hope it helps the recipient remember that the love of a child never dies and that their spirit lives on through them.

To request a Buddy Box for a recently bereaved family, contact us at info@noelleslight.org

 

Books for Grieving Parents

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

by Elizabeth McCracken

A memoir of a woman who finds out her baby boy has died during the ninth month of pregnancy. "This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending" she writes.

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

by Deborah L. Davis, PhD

A book offering reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair during and after the loss of a child. Covering many kinds of loss and offering guidance for fathers.

I Will Carry You

by Angie Smith

After receiving the news that their daughter was "incompatible with life", Angie and her husband decide to continue the pregnancy. This book goes through the various ways they honored their daughter, Audrey Caroline, and celebrated her during the pregnancy and the beautiful two and a half hours they go to spend with her when she was born.

Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back

by Kelly Farley

A collection of candid stories from grieving dads that were interviewed over a two year period. The book offers insight from fellow members of, in the haunting words of one dad, “this terrible, terrible club,” which consists of men who have experienced the death of a child. This book is a collection of survival stories by men who have survived the worst possible loss and lived to tell the tale.

The Still Point of the Turning World

by Emily Rapp Black

What does it mean to be a success? To be a good parent? To live a meaningful life? Emily Rapp thought she knew the answers when she was pregnant with her first child. But everything changed when nine-month-old Ronan was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder.  He was not expected to live beyond the age of three. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting and to learn to parent without a future.

 
Friends in Nature

Join our Resources Network

If you and your organization provide support services to families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, Noelle's Light would love to learn more and have you join our family of resources. Contact us to introduce yourself!

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