At Share Upstate we provide support for parents in Upstate, South Carolina that have experienced miscarriage, infant loss, or stillbirth through monthly meetings, an annual Walk to Remember, and online support.
Share Upstate Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church (2619 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29605) from 7-8:30 pm.
Due to COVID-19, we are currently meeting virtually. An invitation is published in our private Facebook group each month. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can email Tanika Dillard for an invite (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What to expect
Our group includes mothers, fathers, and grandparents that need support after experiencing the loss of a baby. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you for support.
Due to the sensitive nature of our meetings, we do not allow children at our meetings including infants. Giggles Drop-in Childcare is located five minutes from our meeting location and offers evening childcare options.
Our meeting themes rotate between guided discussion, speakers, and crafts.
Refreshments are served at each meeting.
In November, we traditionally have a chili dinner as part of our meeting.
In December, we create ornaments in memory of our babies. Children are invited to this special annual meeting.
For more information or to be added to our mailing list to receive our monthly group invitation please contact Penny Dewberry at email@example.com.
To provide a safe and supportive environment we ask our members to agree to the following rules.
Each of your experiences is unique and valid. No one is here to criticize or analyze.
Feel free to share or not to share your feelings and experience.
You may have some very strong feelings to express, yet we do ask that you refrain from use of profanity.
It is okay to cry – there are tissues available and we ask that you be sensitive to your neighbors needs. We ask your permission to cry too.
Should you wish to share a bad experience you have had with a hospital, professional or organization, feel free to relate the experience. We ask that you not use the name in the discussion.
Please maintain confidentiality by not sharing any names or information shared in our Share meetings or in our Share social media groups.
Walk to Remember
Each October, we host a Walk to Remember and Memorial Service in memory of our children. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Our service includes tributes to our children, speakers, and a symbolic walk around the building.
The event concludes with a special reception.
See information on our upcoming Walk to Remember here.
We help our members gain support outside our monthly meetings through a private Facebook group. This group allows our members to connect and talk about the issues that they are facing throughout the month.
To join our group, please request to join “Share Upstate” on Facebook. Please note that we require that all members answer the group questions before approval. If you have any questions or issues joining the Facebook group, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.