WHEN: The second Wednesday of each month, from 7-9 PM.
WHERE: 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 loss of a baby by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or termination for medical reasons.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:
Lexi Walters Wright suffered two miscarriages in 2008 and 2009, and found support to be invaluable during this time. She's grateful to be able to extend this support to others: She has been trained in compassionate caregiving by Share, Inc., and is versed in the MotherWoman Support Group Model. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandi Gillen Hing: After I suffered 2 second trimester miscarriages, one in 2009 and one in 2010, I felt very lost and alone. I found myself gravitating to people who had similar experiences, and looking into a future career for mental health support. I learned that sharing my experience with others helped lift some of the heaviness up off of me.
I met Carol in 2016 shortly after the birth of my second living child, and was instantly elated to find out that Empty Arms existed! There was a place, other than chance meetings with other bereaved parents (some of whom became my closest friends), where the truths I lived with every day as a bereaved parent could be talked about. I immediately wanted to be involved, and so set out on a path of becoming a facilitator for Empty Arms. So here I am a year later hoping to make safe the discussions that are hard, and hoping to be a supportive listener to anyone in need.