We provide several services for loss families, from financial support for funeral costs to emotional support through group meetings and one-on-one connections with our Care Team, and so much more.
Funeral & Memorial
When a family experiences pregnancy or infant loss, the last thing they want to think about is funeral or memorial services, let alone the cost of those services. At Emma’s, we provide financial assistance to families in their time of need, to help ease the financial strain this unthinkable loss can place on them. Our assistance programs help with funeral and memorialization costs, as well as burial and cremation expenses.
*At this time, Emma’s can only accept inquiries for financial assistance from families in the Northwest Pennsylvania region. It is our hope that as Emma’s grows, we can provide assistance to more areas in the near future.
Loss is hard and grief is messy. Sometimes it’s difficult for friends and relatives to know what to say or do when a loved one experiences the loss of a child. A simple way to show you care and that you are ready to walk with a loss family through their grief is to send an Emma’s Care Package. Each care package comes with a journal, a New Testament Bible, and a beautiful necklace with the baby’s first initial, all tied together in a beautiful white linen pouch. Care Packages cost $50 and we will assemble the package, personalize the note and mail it for you.
Emma’s Footprints understands the importance of taking care of yourself after a loss. We provide both financial assistance and referral services for professional counseling. If you are in need of counseling, we want to help you find the right therapist for you.
*At this time, Emma’s can only accept inquiries for financial assistance from families in the Western Pennsylvania region. It is our hope that as Emma’s grows, we can provide assistance to more areas in the near future.
The Emma’s “You Are with Me” peer support group is held once a month in Erie, PA, and open to anyone who has experienced pregnancy or infant loss. The group provides a safe, healthy and loving environment to help members take steps forward in the healing process. The group was developed by a licensed social worker, with a new theme to the conversation every month.
The Emma’s Footprints Care Team is comprised of moms who have experience pregnancy or infant loss. Our Care Team provides one-on-one emotional support by connecting new loss moms with moms who are farther along in their grief journeys. By connecting moms who’ve experienced similar losses, our Care Team members provide understanding and support that can be difficult to find elsewhere. Often loss moms find the only people who truly understand how they feel are the ones who have lived through the same experience. Care Team moms have walked in those shoes and provide compassionate support and guidance.