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Bereavement Support Group

WHEN: The fourth Wednesday of each month from 7-9 PM. During November and December, we meet on the third Wednesday of the month. 

WHERE: We're located at the Florence Arts and Business Building, 140 Pine Street, Room 2B (basement level), in Florence, MA. There is plenty of free parking behind the building. 

WHAT: This group is free & open to all families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss at any stage. 


Carol McMurrich suffered the loss of her first child in May of 2003, a stillbirth following a cord accident during labor. In the early years she craved the company of others who had experienced losses and still feels nurtured and fulfilled by being part of a community of parents who have experienced the death of their baby. Carol has been to multiple trainings offered by Share, Inc. on compassionate caregiving, and is a trained MotherWoman facilitator. 

Emily Brownlow first came to Empty Arms in January 2013, after the stillbirth of her daughter Ruby. For years, she attended meetings every month, and connected with other families for support and friendship. Emily is a member of the peer companion team, supporting newly bereaved families through their losses in hospital settings and assisting hospital staff with memory making opportunities.

Earlier Event: March 24
Parenting After Loss Playdate
Later Event: April 7
Syrup Stampede 5K!