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Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents provides peer support for those who have 
suffered the loss of a child. The group members:

  • Offer encouragement and comfort
  • Talk openly about personal experiences
  • Discuss topics relevant to grief and loss
  • Explore ways to grow in our personal journeys
  • Provide information and helpful resources

The support group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each 
month from 9:30am-11:00am. Meetings in July and August will be held 
virtually. Please contact VOICES office at 203-966-3911 to register and 
acquire a Zoom link to participate.


If you are interested in attending or want more information, contact 
one of our founding members, call VOICES Center at 203-966-3911,
or use this contact form.

Parents Helping Parents was founded in 2022
by a group of New Canaan parents who experienced the loss of a child. Although their children died at different ages under varying circumstances, they share a common bond and understand the unique challenges parents face after loss.

Founding members (left to right):
Elena Schlegel, Mary Fetchet, Mary Staples, Jacqueline Griffiths and Paul Reinhardt.