Supporting children through literature after the loss of their sibling
Bears of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Bears Of Hope is an Australian not-for-profit organisation with a vision to provide leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their baby. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, genetic interruption, neonatal and infant loss.
The Early Support Program
Support packages are donated to hospitals to support and guide families during their time of loss. They include a bear of hope keepsake, donated in memory of another family's baby to instantly comfort, acknowledge and let them know they are not alone. The invaluable support literature guides families through capturing as many memories before they say goodbye and leave their baby forever. Other keepsakes including a journal, candle, photo frame, forget-me-knot seeds, and their "Live Among Angels" song on CD.
Bears of Hope aim to comfort, support, inform and empower parents to leave the hospital without having any regrets, and to give them a place to start for support once they leave.
The Beyond The Bear Support Program includes:
An informative and resourceful website, Parent-led support groups with some faciliated by a Psychologist, Online support groups - facebook and yahoo, Community Events - Mother's and Father's day, City2Surf Fun Run, Annual Charity Ball, October 15 Remembrance Day Memorial, Family & Friends Christmas Picnic, Phone and Email Support, Quarterly Newsletter.