While our hearts are saddened whenever there is a new family that joins our community, we are relieved to know that you have found support when you needed it.
You are welcome here, your stories are welcomed here and your babies lives are honored and remembered in our community. Your loss, no matter if it was 4 weeks or 40 weeks or months after birth, is recognized and we will grieve and remember along side you.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are your meetings?
We currently meet once a month, and hold special events throughout the year. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lifetime Care in Henrietta. Please refer to our Meetings & Events page for further details.
Are men welcome to attend?
In short, YES! We welcome any and all support people to join you at a meeting. We find it doesn't just help you, it helps them as well to see where your additional support is coming from and to get connected too.
What can I expect at a meeting?
Meetings typically run from the scheduled times. They are casual and discussion-based where topics flow organically, from holidays, due dates, anxieties, grief, to everything and anything in between. We usually begin by the volunteer facilitator's* welcoming everyone, going over any information that may be important, and sharing their story before going around the circle (we sit in a circle formation in chairs for ease of conversation). Anyone present is encouraged to share so they are able to connect with others who have experienced similar losses, but sharing is not required. When you do share, you may share as little or as much as you feel comfortable sharing. We cry, we laugh, we joke. It is a nice two hours of remembering, honoring, connection and conversation.
Is there child care at meetings?
There is not child care at our meetings, and children can not attend our monthly meetings. We do have social gatherings through out the year and a remembrance ceremony in June that children are welcome to attend.
How can I become involved?
If you would like to become involved in any area of Face 2 Face, just send us an email! We can always use help in one way or another, like with meetings, events, social media, etc!
*Unless holding a special workshop, and notated, Facilitator's are a parent of a loss, typically a loss mom, and not a formally trained professional. We are a peer-to-peer support group.