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David Blegen, M.Div., Area Coordinator
Tracy Ruiz, Office Administrator
c/o Methodist Children's Hospital
Family Resource Room
7700 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Office: (210) 575-5617
Texas Hotline: 1-800-859-3603
Office Fax: (210) 575-7019
What does the Center for Infant Loss and SIDS Support offer?
Facilitates a monthly support Group. Provides peer contacts. Is available 24 hours a day through a hot line. Sponsors an annual memorial service. Contacts families with information on SIDS and grieving. Publishes a monthly newsletter,Baby Prints Promotes a 'Back to Sleep" campaign to reduce the risk of SIDS. Trains childcare workers and others on how to reduce the risk of SIDS and how to handle it when it occurs. Distributes information to healthcare professionals, prospective parents, childcare facilities, hospitals and other organizations that work with infants. Supports research to eliminate SIDS.
(source: David Blegendavid@health-care-ministries.com, 6/14/99)
|Infant Loss Support Group, North Texas|
|West Texas SIDS/Other Infant Loss Support|
Lisa Lane, Contact
9945 West Riggs
Odessa, Texas 79764
I have branched from the North Texas SIDS Alliance. I am a SIDS Mother (son; Austin Tanner Lane, 1/31/95-2/18/95; 19 days old) -- Lisa Lane, Parent Contact (11/16/97)
I live in Hico Texas, and I am trying to start a support group in my area. The closest one is 1 1/2 hours away and it is hard for my husband and I to go because of our jobs. The closest hospital isHarris Methodist Erath County. If anyone in our area would like to talk, please e-mail me email@example.com. Thank you.
(source: Rusty Cryer, 3/16/98)
|Southwestern SIDS Research Institute|
|My name is Mary Lyons and I am a facilitator with H.A.N.D. (Houston's Aid
in Neonatal Death). We are a peer support group for parents who have lost a
baby anytime from conception to late infancy. We have meetings all around
theHouston, Texas area, including special meetings for those who are
pregnant or want to discuss pregnancy related issues. Last year we started a
group for parents who have lost a twin, twins or other multiple. Our
telephone number is 713 - 529 - 4661. This number is answered by a machine,
but your phone call will be returned within 24 hours.
|Resolve Through Sharing|
|Ronald McDonald House (Central Texas area)|
The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Austin, TX, sponsors a support group for parents whose children have died. he group meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The group is facilitated in English, but a Spanish language interpreter is available.
Child care is provided, and there is no charge for the group. Families may attend regardless of the circumstance of their child's death. The support group meets at the Ronald McDonald House located at the corner of 15th and Trinity.
In addition to the support group, the RMH also offers a memorial garden, yearly memorial service and yearly retreat for bereaved parents.
In addition to the RMH group, there is a group called "For the Love of Christi." Their meetings are every Monday. This group was started by parents and include people who have suffered all types of death losses.
For information in English contact Rhoda Swanner:
For information in Spanish contact Jane at the above numbers.
(source: Rhoda Swanner 8/22/97)
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