Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need.
First Year Cleveland (FYC) is a Cuyahoga County-wide initiative working together to reduce the number of babies dying before the age of one. FYC focuses on 3 areas including (1) reducing racial disparities, (2) addressing extreme prematurity, and (3) eliminating sleep-related deaths. Under this initiative, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee provides awareness, education, advocacy, resources and grief recovery for those who have experienced loss. We support parents, siblings, extended relatives, communities, and professionals.
Our services and initiatives include:
- Healing Support Groups (click on the flyer for more information)
- Grief Resource Guide
- Association for Parents who have Experienced Loss
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Events
- Education and Wellness Events
- Professional and Paraprofessional Resources and Training to Support Healing from Grief
Register for class here
For more information about the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee, visit www.pailconnect.org. and download flyer here
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee Co-Chairs:
Vice President, Government Relations
The MetroHealth System
Administrator of Health Policy and Programs
Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services