Connection Opportunities

Alive Alone offers different types of connection opportunities for bereaved parents with no surviving children. We offer, through the members only pages, listings of Alive Alone members who have opted in to facilitate finding a nearby member. Alive Alone sponsors workshops and sharing sessions at conferences by other organizations. Finally we have a limited number of Zoom-based groups that provide peer-to-peer support for members of Alive Alone. Please note, Alive Alone is not able to offer in-person or live support groups at this time.

Individual Connection – Members Only Area

Alive Alone has a members only area where one might connect one on one with other bereaved parents that have similar aged children or have gone through similar experiences with their children. Access to the members only area requires the Basic + Online Access membership tier, or the Basic + Online Access + Zoom membership tier.  Please email us for any questions on membership. In order to partially offset the cost of providing offline and online services to members, Alive Alone charges a nominal membership cost. Alive Alone does not have paid staff, only volunteers, in order to keep our costs low. We offer a free six-month trial membership with mailed newsletters and care note(s) during the 180-day period.

Care Notes

Alive Alone has members who volunteer to write personalized Care Notes that arrive near your child’s or children’s date of birth and date of death. These are handwritten notes from another grieving parent.

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Care Note received by Roger & Deb Moroney near the date their son passed away

Conferences & Workshops

Alive Alone can help you by highlighting resources that might find useful with where you are at in your grief journey. We recommend attending an in-person conference, if at all possible, as it is enormously helpful simply being around other bereaved parents. We recognize that many of these include bereaved parents with other surviving children, and that that can be difficult for those of us with no surviving children. Alive Alone works with other bereaved parents and grief organizations to offer workshops and sharing sessions focused on our questions and needs. Please keep an eye on the Events page for upcoming events. Email the webmaster to get events added.

Special Events

Alive Alone appreciates the opportunity provided to now childless parents by Bereaved Parents USA.  Each year special events, speakers, workshop presenters and seminars are provided for Alive Alone parents.  Please consider this as an opportunity to meet others like ourselves as we are unable to sponsor a conference ourselves at this time.

Occasionally we will offer other special events, which are announced on our Facebook page.

2024 Conferences

Plan Ahead & Reserve the Dates for a Fellowship and Healing Experience with other Bereaved Parents
The Compassionate Friends – July 12 – 14 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Bereaved Parents USA – July 26 – 28 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia

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