Death of a child
Compassionate Friends (Charlotte).  A group offering support, friendship and understanding to grandparents, parents, and siblings bereaving the death of a child. They meet at St. Matthew Catholic Church on the 3rd Tuesday from 7pm-9pm; The meeting is in the New Life Center (located to the right of the fountain in rooms 234/235. Before attending your first meeting, be sure be call to confirm location and time. Call Kathy, a member of the group at 704-315-6913 any day 10am-10pm. http://www.tcfofcharlotte.org
Compassionate Friends (Gastonia).  A group offering support, friendship and understanding to grandparents, parents, and siblings bereaving the death of a child. They meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 1621 East Garrison Blvd in Gastonia. Enter by the main front entrance to find the meeting in the front parlor. Be sure to call ahead to confirm the meeting time and location. Call the group leader at 704-392-2877 any time any day or the same leader at 704-678-6537 any time any day. http://www.tctofcharlotte.org/gastonia
Elizabeth Ministry at St. Matthew (peer counseling and supporr group).  A peer to peer program for parents of any religion who have a baby who died due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infancy. In general, they addresse issues for babies less than one month old. The entire group of parents gets together whenever they wish to do so. Call the leader at 704-567-7677 ext 1007 any time any day.
Just1Call (nonprofit organization).  is a one-stop source of information and assistance for seniors and adults with disabilities living in Mecklenburg County. They also assist families, professionals, and caregivers regardless of where they live. The service provides assistance with the aid of professional translators in 140 languages. http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/Just1Call/Pages/Default.aspx?src=ud
KinderMourn.  This nonprofit provides hope for bereaved parents, greving children and teens by offering support and counseling services, creating awareness of bereavement issues, and empowering the community assit those who have suffered the loss of a child. Call their office at 704-376-2580 Mon-Thu 8-5; Fri 8-2; emergencies any time any day. http://www.kindermourn.org
MOM-O (Mothers of Murdered Offspring).  A group of mothers and fathers of murdered offpsring who are banding together to support each other and make a difference in reducing violence in our community. They help families find resources any time after the loss of a loved one. Amongst other services, MOM-O has special get togethers twice a year for those who have lost a child to murder. Call or email a leader of the group (mailto:email@example.com). Call for more information at 704-376-9989 any day 9am-11pm or Lisa, the groups administrator, at 704-343-0068 any time any day (late night calls returned the day). http://www.momocares.org
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