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D/FW Support Groups

"... that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God..." 2 Corinthians 1:4

Comfort.  We know your pain and we strive to provide comfort through a variety of support groups, gatherings, and events.  Don't think you're a "support group person?"    Click here to learn what to expect at your first meeting.

1st Thursday - Parenting After a Loss Support

*THIS GROUP DOES NOT MEET IN july OR DECEMBER*

7:30 PM
Meeting Location:  
Panera Bread
1900 Preston Rd
Plano, TX  75093
When your baby dies, it changes every part of you - including how you parent your living children.  Things like telling them about your loss or managing anxiety about their safety can feel overwhelming.  This is a safe place to share your complicated feelings of grief coupled with joy as you learn your new parenting ‘normal.’  (Small infants are welcome, but please arrange childcare for mobile children.)  For more information, contact Laura Bateman at laura@mend.org or Tina Rusert at tina@mend.org

2nd Thursday — Support Group

7:30 PM
Meeting Location:  
Wells Fargo Bank
800 West Airport Freeway
Irving, Texas 75062

Does anyone out there "get it?"  "My baby died."  "I lost the baby."  "She was fine, and then she was gone."   We get it!  The pain, the isolation, the sadness - we are here to listen, share, and comfort you through your grief journey.  We welcome moms, dads, and families (adults only please) who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death to attend our monthly support group meetings. For more information, contact Rebekah Mitchell at rebekah@mend.org.

Quarterly - 2nd Thursday - Daddy's Group

**Meets quarterly in March, June, September and December**
7:30 PM
Meeting Location:  
Wells Fargo Bank
800 West Airport Freeway
Irving, Texas 75062

Men grieve differently than women.  This group provides dads the opportunity to meet and share the emotions and challenges they are experiencing after the death of their baby.  For more information, contact Rebekah Mitchell at rebekah@mend.org.

Infertility Support  *Currently seeking new facilitator

*THIS GROUP DOES NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER*

7:30 PM
Meeting Location: Varies
Infertility challenges have a significant impact on the grief journey of a couple.  This meeting offers couples experiencing infertility the opportunity to share grief and treatment experiences.  
We are currently seeking a new facilitator for this group.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Rebekah Mitchell at rebekah@mend.org.

3rd Thursday - Online Support  *Currently seeking new facilitator

*THIS GROUP DOES NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER*

9:00 PM CST
Meeting Location: Online through Zoom.com
Don't live near a chapter of M.E.N.D.?  We offer an online nationwide support group to serve families who do not live near a physical chapter or for those who want to connect between in-person groups.  This group meets from the comfort of your home through the online platform ZOOM.com.  The facilitator will post login information closer to each meeting.  Those interested in attending the Online Group should complete the Info Sheet prior to joining.
We are currently seeking a new facilitator for this group.  The facilitator can live anywhere in the U.S.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Rebekah Mitchell at rebekah@mend.org.

4th Tuesday — Subsequent Pregnancy Support

*THIS GROUP DOES NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER*

7:30 PM
Meeting Location:  
Wells Fargo Bank
800 West Airport Freeway
Irving, Texas 75062

After a loss, the thought of becoming pregnant again, or being pregnant again, can be scary.  The journey through a subsequent pregnancy is full of ups and downs and we are here to walk that journey with you.  If you are considering becoming or are currently pregnant after a loss, this group is for you.  For more information, contact Liz Walker at liz@mend.org.

4th Thursday — Food and Fellowship

*THIS GROUP DOES NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER*

Time: Varies
Meeting Location: Varies
Meets the 4th Thursday of each month at various locations in North Texas.  Join us for a casual evening of fellowship with other M.E.N.D. parents.  Come for dinner, dessert, or just to visit.  For more information and find out where we will be meeting each month, contact Brittney Fish at brittney@mend.org

DFW Playgroup  *Currently seeking new coordinator

Join moms and their living children born prior or subsequent to their loss for a fun play date. Meets monthly at various places in the North Texas. Contact Rebekah Mitchell at rebekah@mend.org for information on the next playgroup.