Collective People Power

Empty Arms Bereavement Support

Year Participated

2021

Location

Florence, MA

About

Empty Arms Bereavement Support serves individuals and families in Western Massachusetts whose babies have died through miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, or termination for medical reasons. By cultivating personal connections, creating a compassionate community, and fostering professional collaborations, we provide grieving parents with valuable resources and validation as they navigate the murky days, weeks, and lifetime without their baby.

Our organization seeks to provide safe spaces where our members can escape the stigma around reproductive loss, which is in fact a normal part of reproduction. Our goal is to create safety within our communities so that members can learn to share, speak, and communicate about their losses and begin to weave those experiences into their identities. It is our hope that these skills will then transfer into the greater world.