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Open Arms

Grief support for pregnancy and infant loss

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Open Arms pregnancy and infant loss support

Support services

At Open Arms, we know we can't take away the pain and loss. We can offer support and services to help parents cope or simply to express their grief.

Telephone support

Sometimes it helps just to talk to someone about your loss, or to get an answer to a question. To talk with an Open Arms Grief Support person, leave a message on the Open Arms voice mail at any time and your call will be returned at a time that is convenient for you.

  • Community Hospital North: 317-621-5275
  • Community Hospital South: 317-887-7900
  • Community Hospital East: 317-621-5275
  • Community Hospital Anderson: 765-298-5162

Open Arms support group

For some parents, it is helpful to talk with, or just listen to, others who have gone through the same experience. The Open Arms support group offers this opportunity. At the meetings, parents can talk about their feelings and thoughts, their experiences and their hopes. Parents learn that their intense feelings are normal and that other bereaved parents have the same feelings. Some parents may choose to come to one meeting; others may choose to attend many over a period of time throughout the grieving process. And others continue in the group to provide support to the newly bereaved.

Location: Community Hospital North campus, 7250 Clearvista Pkwy, Professional Building, Conference Room A
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Day: 3rd Thursday of every month
Contact: Christine Tolliver or Jennifer Waitt at 317-621-5275 or email us.

Individual support

Should you feel that group support is not helpful, a referral can be made for more specialized attention. If at any time you feel that your grief is too overwhelming and that you cannot cope with your loss, call the Behavioral Health referral and crisis number at 317-621-5700 or toll-free at 800-662-3445. The phone is answered 24 hours a day.

Indianapolis area bereavement support groups

St. Vincent Hospital, Northwest campus
Location: New Hope, 8450 N. Payne Road (west of 86th and Michigan)
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Day: 1st Thursday of every month
Contact: Sharon Mason or Cathy Carroll at 317-415-7494

St. Francis Hospital, South campus
Location: 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46237, Terrace Conference Room, 2nd floor near cafeteria
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Day: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Contact: Julie Jackson at 317-528-4798 or Joni Cutshaw at 317-528-5199

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