Parentcare is a group established uniquely for the care and support of parents whose infant or child (from conception to one year of age) has died. The idea for this group grew out of an increasing awareness of the loneliness and continuing grief experienced by parents who have had a baby die. Many parents ultimately turn to paid professionals for help in coming to grips with their loss, and while this may be needed sometimes, our belief is that through sharing and support by parents in similar situations much healing can occur. In short, bereaved parents are not "sick;" their feelings are legitimate and can be openly expressed at Parentcare.
The group convener and facilitator is Lil Galphin, and the co-facilitator is Paula Womack. Please call Lil at 919/350-8567 before attending your first meeting so that she can answer any questions you may have and give you information that you will need. There is no charge for attending Parentcare meetings. The only prerequisite is that you are a parent who has had a child or infant die.
Parentcare, Inc. is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation. Other services available through Parentcare include a lending library, telephone information and a speaker’s service for parents and professionals.
…caring for parents who have experienced the death of their child …a place to share, a place to support each other …and a respect for the time it may take to cope with our loss.