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The following organizations can help you locate an existing support group in your area or can provide you with materials and organizational backing for starting a chapter.

Attachment Parenting International is a nonprofit organizaion with parent support groups in the U.S. and around the world. API's mission is "to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world."

Holistic Moms Network "connects parents who are interested in holistic health and green living." This nonprofit organization has online resources and information as well as chapters throughout the United States. 

La Leche League, International. With local support groups throughout the world, La Leche League's mission is "to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother."

Mocha Moms. This National nonprofit organization "provides support for women of color as they journey through all phases of motherhood while advocating for them nationally." Anyone who supports the mission and purpose of Mocha Moms is welcome to join. 

MOMS Club. Local support groups meet during the day, are non-sectarian, and welcome all at-home mothers and their children. MOMS Club offers speakers and discussion topics, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, special activity groups, and community service projects. 

The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.

The Compassionate Friends offers information as well as local chapters: "Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process."
 

 

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