Additional Support Groups

Compassionate Friends - Rochester Chapter

The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit, self-help support organization for families who have experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause. There is no religious affiliation or membership requirements.

Meetings are the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of every month 7 to 9 p.m.

First Unitarian Church

220 Winton Road South

Rochester, NY 14620

A Caring Place

A bereavement program designed for children, teens and families who have lost a loved one. Age-related support groups led by professional facilitators with experience helping children and teens deal with their grief.

LifeTime Care

The Center for Compassion and Healing

311 Winton Road South

Rochester, NY 14620

Phone (585) 475-882

Kids Adjusting Through Support (KATS)

KATS Provides free, compassionate, support and educational services to children and families coping with loss or serious illness. Available to families with children ages 5-18. Eight weekly sessions offered in Spring and Fall. 

Call for registration and meeting location. Contact: (800) 785-2135

Additional Resources:

Professional Support


A 24-hour emergency hotline in Monroe County with trained specialists offering crisis and short-term counseling, human service information, referrals. Contact: (585) 275-5151 or 211 from a mobile device.

Mental Health Centers at area hospitals and many agencies provide care on a sliding-scale basis.

Check with the following agencies for further details:


  • AGAPE Counseling - Phone: (585) 594-4800 or (585) 385-6030

  • Catholic Family Center - Phone: (585) 546-3617 

  • Family Service of Rochester - Phone: (585) 388-2320

  •  Jewish Family Service - Phone: (585) 461-0110 

  • St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Ctr - Phone: (585) 325-5260

  •  Spiritus Christi - Phone: (585) 325-1180 

  • Mental Health Counseling Group, (585) 473-2673


** We’re unable to keep track of what insurance coverage is available through each provider and each individual’s policy. Also -- check with your own physician to expedite the referral process. **

Thank you for visiting Face 2 Face Rochester. Face 2 Face is no longer an active group. However, Rochester will not be left without support for miscarriage, pregnancy, and infant loss. Forget Me Not, a group founded by three loss parents will pick up where Face 2 Face left off. 

Forget Me Not is a peer-to-peer pregnancy and infant loss support group located in Rochester. Forget Me Not was created in the legacy of Face 2 Face. Forget Me Not holds in-person meetings once a month on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Cornerstone Bible Chapel 3231 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624. 

If you need support, we are here to help. Always. You are not alone. 

Forget Me Not Contact Information:


Phone: 585-454-9299

Social Media: 

  - Facebook Community Page: Forget Me Not of Rochester, NY

  - Private Facebook Group: Forget Me Not of Rochester, NY