Parents & Families

Support

Services • Support Groups • Resources

Therapy & Group

Please visit the links provided for dates/times, cost, and any other details.

Anisa L. Glowczak, MSEd, LPC, NCC, GC-C​

Anisa is a companion through your grief process. Grief work is a painful and challenging (but normal) process, which allows you to come to terms with your significant loss, and make sense of your new reality without your loved one. Her counseling style is holistic and person-centered and is grounded in Narrative therapy.

Michelle Juarez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC, NCC​

Michelle specializes in working with individuals/couples experiencing fertility issues and with individuals/couples who have experienced the loss a child during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth.

Therapy

Good Mourning Counseling & Consulting
3630 S Plaza Trail, Suite 210
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

(757) 809-2203

 

Infertility
Support Group

Reflections Counseling Services
638 Independence Parkway Suite 240
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Michelle Juarez LPC, CSAC, NCC
Call (757) 932-0040

Infertility
Support Group

Good Mourning Support Group
Grace Lutheran Church
521 Providence Rd
Chesapeake, Virginia 23325

Call (757) 809-2203

Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Support Group

Good Mourning Support Group
Grace Lutheran Church
521 Providence Rd
Chesapeake, Virginia 23325

Call (757) 809-2203

Resources

Resources 23 - Kennedys Angel Gowns
Resources 24 - Kennedys Angel Gowns
Resources 25 - Kennedys Angel Gowns

Foundations & Organizations

There are amazing people working hard to offer hope and healing to individuals and families faced with pregnancy and infant loss. Visit Star Legacy Foundation, Weighted Angels, and Molly Bears to learn more. 

Books

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage Of Grief, By David Kessler

I Will Carry You, By Angie Smith

Love Mom: A Mother’s Journey From Loss To Hope, By Cynthia Baseman

We Were Gonna Have A Baby But We Had An Angel Instead, By Pat Schwiebert

You Are Not Alone: Rediscovering Faith In God After Infant Loss, By Dr. Nikki Watkins, Lmft

Shattered: Surviving The Loss Of A Child, By Gary Roe

Love You Still: A Memorial Baby Book, By Margaret Scofield

At A Loss: Finding Your Way After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Or Infant Death, By Donna Rothert

Sunshine After The Storm: A Survival Guide For Grieving Mothers, By Alexa Bigwarfe

My Sibling Still: For Those Who’ve Lost A Sibling To Miscarriage, Stillbirth And Infant Death, By Megan Lacourrege

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving The Death Of Your Baby, By Deborah L. Davis

Blog Posts

Kennedy Milan Wilson

Surviving stillbirth by Heather Wilson, Co-Founder, Kennedy's Angel Gowns We're pregnant! Kennedy was so loved that she had three baby showers; one in Rhode Island and two here in Virginia. With all of the love, support, and gifts we were able to set up her nursery....

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month with Dr. Nikki Watkins and Heather Wilson

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month Dr. Nikki Watkins and Heather Wilson vulnerably share their personal experiences, their advocacy work in honor of their losses, and encouraging advice to military family members on grieving and healing. Dr. Nikki...

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness ribbon on display

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month Community volunteers assembled on the grass quad in front of Sentara Norfolk General to set 649 blue and pink pinwheels in the shape of the awareness ribbon. The pinwheels will be on display throughout October, representing...

Kennedy’s supporters celebrate Emmy style

NORFOLK, Virginia—Kennedy's Angel Gown Center was awarded an Emmy nomination and celebrated together with their supporters on June 26, 2021. Celebrating the nomination and honoring all angel babies, guests in their gowns and suits enjoyed the evening at The Mambo Room...

Kennedy’s Angel Gowns – Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness receives 63rd Emmy Awards Nomination

Day 1: National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter announces nominees May 19, 2021 — The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the first round of nominations for the 63rd Emmy® Awards. This Chapter is...

A Record-Breaking Hampton Roads Giving Day Raises $1.7 Million

10,165 Individuals Generously Contribute to Region’s Biggest Day of Philanthropy, Powered by Peninsula Community Foundation A Record-Breaking Hampton Roads Giving Day Raises $1.7 Million for 218 Local Nonprofits Hampton Roads – May 12, 2021 – The Peninsula...

Tuesday is THE day!

HAMPTON ROADS ANNUAL GIVING DAY IS TUESDAY, A DAY EVERYONE LIVING IN THE 757 CAN BECOME A PHILANTHROPIST! HAMPTON, VA I May 7, 2021 – The 8th annual giving day is Tuesday, May 11, beginning at midnight. Give Local 757 is a day set aside to celebrate the nonprofits who...

Honor your angel baby: 5 creative ideas

Ways to honor your angel baby who dies in pregnancy or infancy Honoring your "angel baby" (the child you lost too soon) may be the most healthy and crucial way to cope with a pregnancy loss. Make an angel baby ornament Every holiday moving forward is difficult to face...

Kroger for Kennedy’s Angel Gowns

Swipe your Shopper's Card Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to us (search for Kennedys Angel Gowns or EW183), all you have to do is shop at Kroger and...

ShopRaise for Kennedy’s Angel Gowns

Online Shopping You can help raise funds for Kennedy's Angel Gowns while you shop! This year we're using the new ShopRaise app, which gives a portion back to us whenever you do your normal online shopping. Here's a link. It's free and takes less than 30 seconds...

CleverGiver® for Kennedy’s Angel Gowns

We are excited to have partnered with CleverGiver® to help you support us while simply shopping online! To help us raise funds through this platform, you'll want to use CleverGiver® for your online shopping (with more than 4,800 brands including Walmart, Target,...
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