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Mission & Beliefs

Our Mission—

We offer grieving, healing, and helping needs all in one place.  We support families Sherokee caring for a little babyand caregivers directly, by assisting families; training, and consulting with clinics, hospitals and other organizations.  We also support indirectly by sharing resources of other organizations, literature, websites, support options, awareness, educational opportunities, risk reduction and prevention, and legislative issues. Also, we work to help enhance programs and the direct care of professionals and other support people as they assist families prior to, during, and after the loss of their child.

Our Beliefs—

  •         Every baby and every loss matters, no matter the size of the body, the length of the pregnancy, or the age.
  •          Each family deserves the best and most compassionate care.
  •          If families are rushed to ‘get it over with’ or rush themselves, incomplete and often regretful decisions are made. These regrets often block and interrupt good grief work.
  •          Prepared and informed parents can better handle this difficult situation, having more control and personal decision-making.
  •          Good decisions and family involvement in the ‘saying hello and goodbye’ process minimizes regrets and can aid in the healing over time.
  •         Every family from miscarriage to sudden infant death deserves to create a Birth/Goodbye Preferences Plan, when possible, before giving birth and an opportunity for a Hospital Bereavement Discharge meeting before leaving the hospital along with appropriate Follow-up services.
  •          Families need reinforcement— that they will always be able to love their baby(ies) and never need to be ‘totally recovered and over it.’ And they need to know that love and parenthood after loss can continue in positive, healing ways. They should know that hope and happiness can come into their lives, and that gifts can come from grief in time.
  •         Staff who interact with families must be well-trained since they are key in providing compassionate, thorough, and individualized care.
  •         Staff deserve to be supported in their own self-care so they may better help families.
  •         Mentorship opportunities by sensitive, experienced staff is an important part to teach careproviders
  •         Parents are some of the best teachers; they need to be an important part of the caregiving team.