“At the worst moment in our lives, we should all be so lucky to have support like what Empty Arms provides."
- Melissa Mills-Dick, parent
Upcoming Support Groups & Events
Monthly: We offer ongoing support groups for a variety of loss circumstances, all of which meet monthly.
Virtual: All of our support groups meet virtually using the Zoom platform. Visit our events page, or click through the calendar to see upcoming meetings and events for our community.
Not into support groups? We know support groups are not for everyone. Visit our Support page to learn about other ways we can support you.
Not local to Massachusetts? Our focus is building community in Western Mass, so we keep our groups Massachusetts-populated. We encourage you to visit this page to look for your local community-based support or find an organization that is intended to be for a national audience.
TMFR Exception: If you've experienced a TFMR, Empty Arms recognizes that support is limited and insufficient nationally. Therefore, our TFMR groups are open to all.
Throughout our website, you'll see many magnificent examples of bereavement photography. We'd like to thank Erin Long Photography and Jessica Marie Photography for their beautiful work with these families.
Empty Arms operates through the generous support of our individual donors, as well as grants from The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, Baystate Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation, and The Beveridge Family Foundation.