Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

Programs

Helping Families & Hospitals

The Angel Box

Free Infant burial kit

Kennedy's Angel Gowns packages and delivers our beautiful handmade items to help bereaved parents face pregnancy and infant loss and prepare for the burial of their baby. The Angel Box features a gorgeous burial garment, mommy & me bracelets, and crocheted items.

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Community Doula Program

Virginia-based Doula Services

The Community Doula Program supports families needing doula services in Hampton Roads. Our doulas are dedicated to providing compassionate care and expert guidance, improving the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience for families. Join us in positively impacting families’ lives by accessing our doula services.

 

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If you want to become a doula, learn more about our program and apply!

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Angel Baby Funeral Grant

sponsored by Kennedy’s Angel Gowns

At Kennedys Angel Gowns, we understand the financial burden that comes with burial or cremation expenses, especially during such a difficult time. That’s why we offer the Angel Baby Funeral Grant, a program aimed at providing financial assistance to Virginia residents in need. While we may not be able to fulfill every request, our unwavering commitment to supporting those in need means that some assistance is generally available. Your support through a donation can make a difference in helping us continue to provide this vital grant to families facing heartbreaking experiences. Join us today to lend a helping hand and provide comfort during this challenging journey.

The Cooling Unit

Helping hospitals give the gift of time

Kennedy's Angel Gowns raises funds to donate a cooling device such as the Cenotaph Cradle, CuddleCot™ or Caring Cradle to local hospitals. These are a cooling system that allows parents to keep their infants near and gives more time together. You can help us equip more hospitals by making any donation to the Cooling Unit Campaign to give bereaved parents this precious time with their infant.

A Caring Cradle was donated for the first-ever Butterfly Room in 2019. The dedicated bereavement room for patients at Norfolk General Hospital was funded through Kennedy's Angel Gowns by donors like you. Imagine if every hospital in this country had a dedicated Butterfly Room equipped with a cooling unit for parents grieving from pregnancy and infant loss!

The NBC television series New Amsterdam featured a Cuddle Cot™ in an episode on November 12, 2019. It has brought more awareness of pregnancy and infant loss as well as the importance of a cooling device.

Family Partners

Kennedy’s Angel Gowns is honored to present prestigious awards to families who go above and beyond in their support of our organization and pregnancy and infant loss awareness. These awards serve as a heartfelt recognition of their unwavering dedication to our cause. We are immensely grateful to these incredible families for their ongoing contributions and the profound impact they have made on the lives of those affected by pregnancy and infant loss. Together, we strive to provide infant burial kits and bereavement support, ensuring that families facing these heartbreaking experiences find solace and comfort.

Celebrating Omari Maynard: A Champion for Community Healing

2024 Ambassador Family Award presented by Kennedy's Angel Gowns Kennedy's Angel Gowns proudly announces Omari Maynard as this year's Ambassador Award recipient. Omari's unwavering dedication to community healing and his impactful contributions through the ARIAH...

Chalita Rodliem Receives the Angel on Earth Award

2024 Angel on Earth Award presented by Kennedy's Angel Gowns On May 4, 2024, the Kennedy's Angel Gowns community came together for a heartfelt night of remembrance and support at the Angel Ball, held at the Hub757 in Suffolk, Virginia. During the program, we...

Whitby receives 2022 Ambassador Family Award

2022 Ambassador Family Award: Eileen Whitby Eileen Whitby was honored with the "Ambassador Family" award at Kennedy's Angel Gowns' Angel Ball on May 14, 2022, at the Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia. The award recognizes those who have contributed significantly to...

Wahr family receives 2019 Angel on Earth award

2019 Angels on Earth The Angels on Earth award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to supporting bereaved families and raising awareness to the silence that often surrounds infertility, miscarriage, early neonatal loss,...

Bryant family receives 2019 Ambassador Family award

2019 Ambassador Family We are thrilled to share the story of Sheldon and Danielle Bryant, the 2019 Ambassador Family Award recipients. This incredible couple has not only faced the heartbreaking loss of their son but also dedicated their lives to supporting and...