Posted: 4:22 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
CLOSER LOOK RELATIONSHIPS
By Tristan Navera
LOCAL RESOURCES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
GriefShare: weekly meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at The Refuge, 4151 Weisenberger Road, Lebanon. www.therefugenow.com. Contact: Beverly Barr: (513) 477.1177
Walking Through Grief: night class from 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. The day class will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. Both classes meet at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 50 Nutt Road, Centerville. Contact: Pathways of Hope: (937) 258.4991
Dayton Children’s Medical Center Bereaved parent support group: Families who have experienced their child’s death through accident or illness may participate in group sessions offered in a variety of formats. Extended family and friends are also welcome. Contact: Charlotte Lemming or Stacy Hobbs at (937) 641-5300; Cecilia Sledge at (937) 641-8980; or Tom O’Neill (Care and Comfort) at (937) 641-4663.
Dayton Children’s Medical Center Perinatal loss support group: Families who have experienced their baby’s death at any time during pregnancy (including miscarriage or stillbirth) or after birth may join this drop-in group. Extended family and friends are also welcome. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dayton Children’s. Contact: Mary Ann Swank at (937) 641-3463
Oak Tree Corner provides year-round support for children and teens, ages 3 to 18, who have experienced the death of someone special. An adult parent or caregiver also attends the meetings. Contact: (937) 285-0199 or www.oaktreecorner.com
Compassionate Friends (for parents whose children have died) Miami Valley Chapter meets at Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church in Kettering on the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. Contact: (937) 640-2621.
Compassionate Friends Miami County Chapter meets at the Nashville United Church of Christ in West Milton on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Contact: (937) 836-5939.
HEAL bereavement program, which meets the third Tuesday of the month at Atrium Medical Center. Contact (513) 705-4056, ext. 6292.
Mercy Hospice (Springfield area): Contact: (937) 390-9665
SIDS or SUID support: Contact: (937) 339-9794