The Bereavement Program at RMH-NY provides support and guidance to bereaved caregivers and family members before, during, and after the death of a child.While grief is a normal response to loss, it can feel isolating and overpowering at times. The program, provides the following services:
Information about grief
Emotional support for caregivers & family members
Comfort Shawl program
The Comfort Shawl program provides families with shawls after their child’s passing so our families know RMH-NY is still wrapping ourselves around them when they are not here. Comfort Shawls represent a sense of warmth, love, & security- a message we want to share with our families during a difficult time. When making shawls for our House, please keep in mind the following guidelines:
Comfort Shawls should be crafted from new , clean fabrics only.
Please knit shawls in a smoke-free, pet-free area.
We welcome shawls of all patterns & colors.
Out of respect for the wide range of religious and spiritual beliefs held by our families, we ask that the designs not be religious in nature.
Size recommendation: 24 inches x 60 inches, exact sizing is not important.
For more information on this program, please contact our Family Support Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.