December 5, 2014

Dear Friend of Hope After Loss (formerly the Hygeia Foundation),

This holiday season, we hope you will consider making a donation in support of Hope After Loss and our families, all of whom have suffered the loss of a much-loved baby.

Thanks to your financial support in 2014, we were able to expand our services to provide support groups, one-on-one support, and burial assistance to more bereaved families than ever before. We were also able to provide outreach and educational programs to medical professionals who care for members of our community. Looking ahead to 2015, we plan to increase the services provided to Connecticut families by initiating support groups in Middletown and New London, training additional volunteer support providers and enhancing our support programs, providing additional burial assistance funding to low-income families throughout the state, and by providing further outreach and educational programs to medical professionals. With your support, we can reach these goals and support all families in Connecticut who grieve the loss of a baby and seek support from a community that understands.
As of now, we have not met our annual financial goal, but we hope that you will help us make up that shortfall by making a year-end donation during the month of December.

Please click here to make a donation via credit card or check today.

Be sure to let us know if your donation is being made in memory of a baby who is no longer here with us, as we would be honored to send an acknowledgement of your generosity to the family.

We thank you for supporting Hope After Loss’ mission and our families throughout the year, and especially during this holiday season. Your year-end gift will allow us to continue to provide the support and services much needed by bereaved families throughout the coming year and beyond. On behalf of the Hope After Loss community and those who come to us for help during a time of great need, we thank you for making your donation today.

You may bring a keepsake item, a photo, a poem, or any other remembrance item you would like to share, to our:



Our winter ceremony is right around the corner and personalized ornaments are being made. Whether you come as a bereaved person, or a friend/ family member to show your support, people of all ages are welcome to our night of remembrance. Please RSVP to Melissa at if you would like to attend, so that you may go home with a personalized ornament. We are looking forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

There is free parking behind the Parish House on Wall Street and across the street of the Parish House in a Yale parking lot.