Support for families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss in Western Massachusetts

Empty Arms supports grieving families in the Pioneer Valley and Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are also easily accessible to communities in Southern Vermont and Connecticut. Our primary goal as a support organization is to create an intentional community of people with a shared experience. Almost everyone who attends a few Empty Arms meetings ends up with new friend to meet for coffee, exchange emails with, or to call when the person in the break room at work says the most outrageous thing and you need a listening ear who "gets it." Bereaved mothers and fathers often don't have friends at the time of their loss who have been through similar experiences. We offer people opportunities to network with each other so that we can all have each other as resources and friends as we negotiate this difficult journey of grief and healing. As you peruse our many resources you'll see that beyond our support groups, we strive to meet each family where they're at and provide them with whatever level of support feels comfortable and appropriate at that time. 

We are connected with Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA, where our program began, as well as Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield and Holyoke Medical Center in Holyoke.  We are the only Massachusetts chapter of the national organization Share. While our meetings and resources are open and available to people who've come from any hospital or community, it's a blessing for us to be connected with such supportive institutions. We are also grateful for the many individuals who attend our group meetings and also help us as volunteers.

You are not alone.

Brazos Desconsolados apoya a las familias que están sufriendo por el aborto natural, el mortinato, o la muerte infantil en el oeste de Massachusetts. Tratamos de encontrarnos con cada familia en su condición particular y proveerle con cualquier nivel de apoyo que parezca cómodo y apropiado en este momento.  

Usted no está solo.

Si quisiera servicios en español, favor de enviar un recado de texto a Carol, (413)-544-5922 o un email a Alguien le responderá dentro de poco. 


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Empty Arms Bereavement Support is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation funded completely through private donations. All of our funds go directly to helping families in need through our support groups, hospital programs, and events for grieving families.