When a child dies everyone should be able to get the support they need. Every family, regardless of how their child died, where their child died or how old, deserves equal access to support.
Missing Pieces partners with Chicagoland organizations to support people after a child dies. We want to help everyone who has experienced the loss of a child from perinatal through young adult deaths. including deaths from medical problems, trauma, suicide, homicide, or overdose.
Missing Pieces includes families of children who have died, healthcare professionals, academic organizations, hospice agencies, private practice, community-based organizations, grief support programs, the Medical Examiner’s office, and representation from Chicago Public Schools.
The defined mission of the coalition is to support the availability and quality of resources for those impacted by pediatric death through education, program development, research, and collaboration.