Los Angeles Chapter 

Our  facilitators, volunteers, and members strive to create a community of support, compassion, validation, and emotional safety.  The death of a child is an unimaginable experience that comes with many complex emotions.   We provide bereaved families with an automatic connection to others who have walked in these shoes, because no one should feel alone in traveling through their grief journey.

Currently, we offer a monthly support group in West LA, several annual memorial events, family workshops, literature, resources, training opportunities for professionals, bereavement seminars for care-givers, and regular availability of our facilitators in between our monthly meetings.



The MISS Foundation
The MISS Foundation is a 501 (c) 3, volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis and long term support to families after the death of a baby or child. The MISS Foundation also participates in legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities. We are the originators of the Kindness Project, which began in 1997 by our founder, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore.

Our vision is that our programs will serve to support and extend civic love and compassion to individuals, families, and communities when a child has died, and through education and research, help to reduce the number of child deaths. No family should have to endure the pain of a child's death alone: The MISS Foundation is committed to building supportive and mindful communities in memory of the children who lived, who died, and who continue- even in death- to matter.

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* Please click here for more information about the support services that the MISS Foundation provides.

* Please click here if you would like to fill out the "Request for Support Services" form.

* Fundacion MISS - en Espanol