Family Support

Professionals trained in grief support are available to work with families, friends, coworkers, child care providers and others to offer support after the loss of a baby to SUID or other sleep related or sudden infant death.  The staff of Infant Loss Resources offer current medical information about SUID and help to clarify the diagnostic confusion as much as possible.

Services include:

  • Individual/Family Grief Counseling
  • Peer Connections (for parents, grandparents and child care providers)
  • Ongoing telephone and/or email support
  • Home Visits
  • Lending library
  • Support Groups
  • Support and information for extended family, friends, co–workers

Our family support staff work with the health care provider network and volunteers to coordinate the best possible support following the death of a baby. Typically about 80-90 new families receive services each year. All services are provided free of charge.

Every family’s story is special and we are here to provide much-needed connections for those going through an incredibly difficult time. 

Here is Diane’s family story. We were so honored to have offered a small bit of comfort during their journey.

For more information, contact Vikki Collier at

Or contact the Family Support staff in your area:

St. Louis area– Vikki Collier, and Liz Johnson,

Kansas City area– Leonae DeLa Torre ,

South/Southwest Missouri – Sara Tamburrino,

North Central Missouri – Vikki Collier,

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