The HOPE Group is a peer support group for parents who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. Winchester Hospital, in Winchester, Massachusetts, organized the HOPE Group over twenty years ago in response to the need voiced by parents to provide meaningful and caring methods of dealing with the crisis of the death of a child.
The members of the HOPE Group want to help other parents endure those empty days and months because they know how hard they are. Support is what the members want to give and although we can’t change what has happened we can share some of our feelings about this experience because we have lived it.
Each of us has had to move on from that heartbreaking day when we left the hospital without our baby in our arms. Our single most important purpose is to help other parents grieve; as well as offer support during the anxious times of a subsequent pregnancy. We welcome you to browse our site. We hope that you find it helpful. Please let us know if you have any questions and/or concerns.