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bereavement, grief services for families experiencing the loss of a child or sibling 

 Bereavement support groups 

Below are support groups in the St. Louis area, from around Missouri and Southern Illinois. Each group, even within the same organization, is different. It's important to find teh right group for you and your family.

Annie’s Hope | The bereavement center for kids, sibling grief

Rebecca Sloan Byrne
1333 West Lockwood #104, St. Louis, MO 63122

Bereaved Parents of the USA | Self-help organizations that offer friendship and understanding to bereaved parents through monthly meetings and newsletters. For more information contact your local chapter/group facilitator or visit:

St. Louis Chapter
P.O. Box 410350, St. Louis, MO 63141

 Missouri   Illinois
St. Louis City Group
4th Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Timothy Lutheran School
6704 Fyler Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139
Sandy Curran | 314-647-2863
Linda Fehrmann | 636-853-7925
  Hinsdale Chapter
1st Friday of the month, 8 p.m.
Redeemer Lutheran Church
First Street and Park Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521
Donna Corrigan | 630-279-6148
South County Group
2nd Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
Holy Trinity Church
3940 Reavis Barracks Road, St. Louis, MO 63125
Jane Nelson | 618-337-6333, 314-378-3147
  Jacksonville Chapter
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Passavant Hospital, Room 1
1600 West Walnut, Jacksonville, IL 62650
Betty M. Still | 217-243-6947
North County Group
3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m.
Coldwell-Banker Office North County (rear of building)
2402 North Hwy 67, Florissant, MO 63033
Pat Ryan | 314-605-3949 
  Little Egypt Chapter
3rd Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.
Christian Covenant Fellowship Church
1025 South Division Street, Carterville, IL 62918
Mona Shemwell | 620 South 22nd St., Herrin, IL 62948
West County Group
4th Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Congregation Shaare Emeth
11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141
Judy Ruby | 314-994-1996
Jeanette Daugherty | 636-225-2417
  Southern Illinois
Sunday of the month, 2 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
3205 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Martha Honn | 618-244-1203
DeSoto Group
1st Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
St. Rose Catholic Church
504 S. 3rd Street, DeSoto, MO 63020
(use entrance on Miller Street)
Ginny Kamp | 636-586-8559
Debbie Larson | 636-931-3944
3rd Wednesday of the month
Douglas Avenue Methodist Church
501 South Douglas, Springfield, IL 62704
Jim Dixon | 217-691-4906
Tri-County Chapter – Potosi
2nd Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church
402 North Missouri St., Potosi, MO 63664
Brenda Wilson | 573-438-4559
  Wayne County
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Community of Christ Church
Orchardville Community Center, RR2, Xenia, IL 62899
Hollie Kelly | RR1 Box 23A, Johnsonville, IL 62850
Farmington Chapter
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
710 Grand Cannon Drive, Farmington, MO 63640
Stuart and Chris Landrum | 573-756-1134
  Woodfield Chapter
1st Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
930 West Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL 60195
Jan Kendra | 847-882-4727
St. Peters/St. Charles County Group
1st Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall
117 McMenamy Road, St. Peter’s, MO 63376
Marcia Hoekel | 636-332-8097
Stacy Magill | 314-809-5058
Tracy Wallace | 314-650-7056
Troy Group
1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
The Super 8 Motel
28 Turnbull Trail, Troy, MO 63379
Cindy Morris | 636-462-9961
Washington Group
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Washington Ambulance Building
515 Washington Ave., Washington, MO 63090
Terry and Jeanne Sullentrup | 636-239-6089
Rosemary Hornbuckle | 636-583-0661


A Child of Promise |  Founded to support and guide families who are making the difficult choice to continue their pregnancies to term following an adverse prenatal diagnosis.

Footprints | Support for children and their families with complex illnesses

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
1465 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104

The Kids’ Clubhouse | For children and teens (4 – 18 years old) and families who are copying with the death of a loved one

Spring 2013 sessions:

Mondays, Samuel United Church of Christ
320 North Forsyth, Clayton, MO 63105
Call 314-721-1144 for more information

Wednesdays, Community Commons Spencer Road Library
427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376
Call 314-721-1144 for more information

Parents of Murdered Children | Never forgotten

3rd Tuesday of the month
American Cancer Society Building
3830 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118
Mata Weber | 618-972-0429
Butch Hartmann | 314-487-8989

SHARE | For families experiencing the loss of a newborn

Area SHARE support groups in Missouri and Illinois

National Share Office
402 Jackson Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
Cathi Lammert, RN | 636-947-6164, 800-821-6819
  Southeast Missouri Hospital
1701 Lacey, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
OB Department
Gayle Unverferth, RN, Linda Logan | 573-651-5560
Anderson Hospital Pavilion for Women
6800 State Route 162, Maryville, IL 62062
Robyn Ward | 618-391-5372
  SSM St. Joseph Hospital West
100 Medical Plaza, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
(group meets in Troy, MO)
Melissa Wengler; Lisa Zorn, RN | 636-625-5442
Jefferson Regional Medical Center - Women/Child Unit, 3rd Floor
1400 Hwy 61, Crystal City, MO 63019
Amy Schwent, BSN, RN | 636-933-1391
Bernadette Hill, RNC | 636-933-1395
  SSM St. Mary’s Health Center
6420 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117
Linda Wegner | 314-768-8349 |
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center
2620 N. Westwood Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Bev Palmer | 573-727-2140
  St. Mary’s Health Center - Pastoral Care
100 St. Mary’s Medical Plaza, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Peggy Van Gundy, James Gearhart, Paul Deutsch | 573-761-7000, ext. 1504


SIDS Resources | For families who lose an infant to sudden death through 1 year old

Lori Behrens
1120 South Sixth Street, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63104
314-822-2323 | 1-800-421-3511


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