Resources for Loss Support

Resources for Loss Support

We are blessed to have so many systems in place to help others during their time of need. Each organization listed is unique, so read through the descriptions to find the best fit for you. Most of the services offered are free of charge.

Organizations:

 

With Love

347.389.4656

WithLoveNY.org 

Info@withloveny.org 

About Us:
We are a network of women offering support to families experiencing pregnancy loss within the Crown Heights Jewish community. We discreetly deliver a lovely, personalized gift along with a bouquet of flowers, and provide a week’s worth of home-cooked meals. We also connect women to organizations and resources that can support them through this time, with features such as counseling, education, household help, and medical assistance. 

Our Services

Anonymous Meal Train

Five days of home-cooked dinners will be delivered to your door. 

We  will generally begin sending meals on the Sunday following the request, but meals are subject to availability. 

Currently, meals are available for the Crown Heights and East Flatbush area. 

Click here to request meals.

 

Gift of Love

A heartwarming gift prepared with love will be delivered to your door. 

Request a package here

Currently, this gift is available for the Crown Heights and East Flatbush areas.

 

Manicures 

You deserve a manicure. Have it done at the salon of your choice.

Request here.

 

Toy Package

A new toy can keep your kids busy while you get some rest.

Request here

 

Menuchas Hanefesh

Instagram: @menuchas_hanefesh
Phone/WhatsApp: 647.562.8147 Alanna Garbman
menuchashanefeshmtl@gmail.com

Founded in 2015 and based in Canada, Menuchas Hanefesh provides support for women going through pregnancy loss worldwide. Originally created to service the Chabad community, it now supports all Jewish communities regardless of a family’s religious affiliation.

We offer personalized emotional support in the form of, but not limited to: 

  • Pregnancy loss packages

  • Meals: Shabbos and weekday - as many as you need, home-cooked or restaurant-catered 

  • Breakfast baskets (subject to availability)

  • Grocery food 

  • Mikvah support

  • Grief counseling

  • Community sensitivity training

 

A Time

ATime.org

718.686.8912 x113 Chumi Friedman

info@atime.org 

A TIME offers support and assistance in the tragic event of loss at any point during the pregnancy. A TIME’s experts guide couples to make informed and healing decisions and provide continued support in the form of:

  • Care package delivered to your door

  • Restaurant dinner for night of D&C

  • One-on-one emotional support 

  • Phone support at any time of day

  • Therapy

  • Emotional doula service for stillbirth deliveries 

  • ​Help with burial and funeral arrangements

  • Teleconferences and phone support groups

  • Medical referrals for future and high-risk pregnancies

Knafayim

Knafayimwings.org 

917.627.5528 Malkie Klaristenfeld

support@knafayimwings.org

We provide ongoing support, education and resources to Jewish families experiencing the loss of a pregnancy and baby.

  • Immediate guidance and support for medical decisions

  • Loss support package delivered to your door

  • Patient advocacy

  • Emotional doula service for stillbirth deliveries

  • ​Help with burial and funeral arrangements

  • Virtual support groups

  • Referrals for future and high-risk pregnancies

  • Weekly teleconferences with medical professionals

 

Nechama Comfort

Nechamacomfort.com

201.724.4093 | 1833.NECHAMA

nechamacomfort@gmail.com

Nechama Comfort supports families of all Jewish backgrounds who have suffered pregnancy loss -- from early miscarriage through infants up to age one.

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We help wherever and whenever we are needed: the immediate family, extended family, and friends. We work with medical staff, hospital staff, clergy, and funeral homes to get families what they need, and we educate professionals and communities on how to be supportive.  Whether the loss was recent or a long time ago, we are here.

We provide:

  • Individual and group counseling (phone/skype and in-person)

  • Guidance for medical personnel

  • Guidance for clergy

  • Jewish burial support

  • Ongoing support including assistance during subsequent pregnancies

  • Assistance for families to find meaningful ways to move beyond their loss

  • Community awareness programs

  • Support groups (Teaneck, Riverdale, Five Towns)

 

Bonei Olam

Boneiolam.org

917.259.6006 Esther Kleinman

Services@boneiolam.org

Though it deals primarily with issues relating to fertility, Bonei Olam also assists in situations of pregnancy loss, as multiple miscarriages can be caused by an underlying condition. Bonei Olam offers consultations and medical referrals to get you the help you need.

 

Mikvah.org

Mikvah.org offers a variety of resources to help women during the many stages of their married lives.  Need an answer to an urgent shaila? Mivkah.org/referrals has an international list of Rabbonim living in different time zones, as well as other professionals in a variety of medical and mental health fields.
Looking to review the halachos of Taharas HaMishpacha? Mikvah.org/slideshow offers a quick yet comprehensive overview. If you prefer auditory learning, visit mikvah.org/refresher-courses to view live and recorded classes.

Bikur Cholim Crown Heights

718.467.1661 Shaina

Bikur Cholim tries their best to help out in a time of need. This may include:

  • Shabbos meals

  • Help with kids at home

  • Cleaning help

I Was Supposed to Have a Baby

Aimee Baron MD

https://www.iwasssupposedtohaveababy.org/

@iwassupposedtohaveababy

info@iwassupposedtohaveababy.org

 

I Was Supposed To Have A Baby (IWSTHAB) is a social media platform that supports Jewish individuals and families who are struggling to have a baby. We provide a supportive space for those dealing with infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, and those exploring surrogacy and adoption.

 

We provide three different services:

Support - through sharing personal stories and/or experiences on Instagram, our virtual peer-to-peer support groups and individual sessions

Education - via the numerous instalives with medical professionals, heads of other Jewish fertility organizations, and influencers, etc., talking about their expertise and personal situations

Connection - through featuring all the Jewish fertility organizations so that you can find the one that is best suited for you. Check out our highlights on Instagram or the "Resource" section on our website.

 

Meals:

With Love Anonymous Meal Train

Five days of home-cooked dinners will be delivered to your door. We  will generally begin sending meals on the Sunday following the request, but meals are subject to availability. 

Currently, meals are available for the Crown Heights and East Flatbush area.

Click here to request meals.

Menuchas Hanefesh

Menuchas Hanefesh offers Shabbos and weekday - as many as you need, home-cooked or restaurant-catered as well as breakfast baskets (subject to availability) and grocery food. 

Shifra U’Puah

917.753.1148 Shlomit Slapochnik

Subject to availability, Shifra U’Puah offers home-cooked breakfasts for women experiencing late-stage pregnancy loss within the Crown Heights community. 

 

Emotional Support:

Sisterhood

Esty Prus: 718.219.1610

Rivkah Torenheim: 347.559.3996

Sara Blau (for stillborn): 347.407.3601

 

Doulas

Irit Lang: 917.703.9558

Hindy Greisman: 917.744.4670

 

Therapists

Gitty Bronstein: 917.446.5444

Visit Mikvah.org for more referrals.

 

Mother to Mother

Fradie Laufer: 347. 277. 6357

Mother to Mother is a mentoring program that provides friendship, guidance and support. 

Connect with a fellow mother for support through this time. Contact us and we will set you up with someone who’s the best fit for you.

 

Private Facebook Support Group

Connect with other women who have also experienced pregnancy loss on a private, safe and supportive platform. 

To join this group, contact Esty Prus on Facebook or email estyprus1@gmail.com.

 


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