Local Support

LA Support Groups:

MISS Foundation 
Contact our Facilitator: Lauren Allenberg
Email: miss.tcf@gmail.com
Monthly support group meeting for bereaved parents enduring the death of a child. 
Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in West LA.
7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M 

Wilshire Boulevard Temple
11661 W. Olympic Blvd., Room 375
(at Olympic and Barrington Blvds.)
Los Angeles CA 90064

Our House 
www.ourhouse-grief.org 
E-mail: ourhouse@ourhouse-grief.org
Providing grief support services, education, resources and hope. All groups are fee based with a sliding scale. Groups co-led by highly trained volunteers. The adult program offers groups for parents grieving the loss of a child. The children’s program offers support groups for death of a sibling that are age appropriate and loss appropriate, and use various methods of grief expression, including art, music, play and poetry; school-based grief support groups are also available. 

LA City
1663 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-475-0299

San Fernando Valley
21860 Burbank Blvd, Suite 195
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818-222-3344

The Compassionate Friends Network 
Verdugo Hills Chapter Facilitator for Pregnancy and Infant Loss - Susan Hawkes 
Contact: Mary - (323) 347-9469 
This organization has many local chapters and offers grief support groups. These groups, specifically for parents who have lost a child, meet approximately once a month 
Meeting Info: 4th Thursday of each month 7:30 pm 
Verdugo Hills Hospital (4th floor Council Room) 
1812 Verdugo Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208

Perinatal Loss Support Group - "Sharing to Heal Early Loss."
Facilitator - Dr. Dianne Ross Glazer, Phd
Contact: Wendy Kelman: WENDY.KELMAN@providence.org or (800) 779-6636
The meetings are usually on Wednesday evenings from 7:15pm-9:00pm. They are free of charge and open to anyone in the community. It is designed for families dealing with miscarriage, medical termination of pregnancy, stillborn loss and newborn loss. The sessions are not on-going; it is a 6 week support group that begins a group when we have 5-6 couples. Meetings are held at Providence Tarzana Medical Center


Forever Footprints  (Orange County)

The Balancing Life & Loss: Parenting After Loss Group is a free support group that addresses the needs of bereaved parents who, after a tragic loss, need to continue living and parenting their surviving children.
Meetings are free to attendees and meets every 2nd Monday from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.  It is facilitated by Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW, and meets in her office at 408 Westminster Ave., Suite 9, Newport Beach, 92663.  Please call Laura at (562) 882-7901.

Angels Born Still
Dr. Ivy Margulies is a clinical psychologist that runs several support groups for couples who have endured a miscarriage, experienced a stillbirth, or face the challenges of infertility (each of the three groups meet separately).  
2730 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 550, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-7530
ivy@drivymargulies.com