Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement Services

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Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement Services

In light of all of changes resulting from COVID-19, we wanted to offer an online resource for those who may be dealing with loss. Return to Zero is a perinatal loss support network which offers words of encouragement, research information and webinars on its face book page.  Use link and follow this group for online support.
Return to Zero

Please note that our Thursday Support Group is not meeting for the time being in response to COVID-19. 

Centra offers bereavement services for anyone who has been impacted by the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly after birth through its Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) program. Resolve Through Sharing is a national program model which places relational support at the foundation of its bereavement care. Centra offers this through bereavement support resources and follow-up phone calls.  Trained nurses offer follow-up phone calls and ongoing grief support through written contact such as due date and anniversary cards. Books are available for loan on pregnancy and infant loss and grief. 

Memorial Service and Walk to Remember

The 34th Annual Walk to Remember will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9:00-10:00am.

This will be an outdoor only event at the Resolve Through Sharing Memorial Garden on Oak Lane in Lynchburg, VA. The brief remembrance ceremony will start at 9:00am followed by a marker planting in the garden and a collective walk around Virginia Baptist Hospital. RSVPing by October 7, 2022 is strongly encouraged but not required. To RSVP and for any questions, please call 434.200.4642.

The Walk to Remember takes place in the month of October, which is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  It is dedicated to the memory of babies who have died in pregnancy or infancy and serves to raise awareness of the needs of these families.  Parents across the nation participate in symbolic walks and memorial services during this month.

Donations 

Your support helps provide comfort and precious keepsakes for grieving families. Visit the Centra Foundation’s Online Donation Form to make a gift and designate “Pediatric Care.” You may also support the Resolve Through Sharing program by purchasing items needed to make mementos. For more information, contact program coordinator Kelli Griffiths, RN, BSN at 434.200.4642 or 434.200.4568.