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Iowa SIDS Foundation
406 SW School St., Ste. 207
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: 515-965-7655
Toll Free: 866-480-4741
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Support Meetings

The Iowa SIDS Foundation provides several grief support meetings across the state of Iowa.  The support groups are led by Foundation volunteers that have been affected by a SIDS death.  These are not professional counseling sessions, rather an opportunity for families to connect, share their experiences and coping strategies, and to provide support to others as applicable.

Groups are currently established in Clarion, Des Moines, Cedar Falls/Waterloo, Koxville, Quad Cities, Knoxville, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Washington and Waukon. 

You can receive additional information regarding the meeting dates and times by contacting the Iowa SIDS Foundation.

Waukon Healing Hearts Infant Loss Support Group meets the fourth Sunday of every month beginning at 7:00 p.m. The group meets in the large conference room on the lower level of the Veterans Memorial Hospital, 40 1st Street SE, Waukon. For more information call Cheryl at 563-568-5486.

Des Moines group meets as requested by appointment.  For additional information or to request a meeting, call the Iowa SIDS Foundation office at 515-965-7655.   The next Des Moines area support group will be May 26th. For additional information, please call the office.

Quad Cities group meets as requested by appointment. For information or to schedule a meeting, call Betsy (563) 332-6265. 

Knoxville group meets as requested by appointment.  Call Lori Howard at (641)828-6515 for more information.

Cedar Rapids/Iowa City group meets as requested by appointment. For information or to request a meeting, contact the Rachel at 319-721-3273. 

Cedar Falls/Waterloo   New Hope support group meets at the Waterloo Covenant Medical Center, Meeting Room 1, the first Thursday of every month, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  For information, please call Roxanne Novak at 319-415-5556.

Clarion group meets as requested by appointment. Call 1-800-944-1713 and ask for Cheryl.

Washington support group meets as requested.  Call Tony or Tricia at 319-653-7418 for details or to request a meeting in the Washington area.  Please call Tricia at 319-430-5618 or 319-653-7418 for more information.

From our Friends at Amanda the Panda:

Support groups are held in eight-week sessions, meeting Monday nights from 6:00pm–7:30pm. Adults, teens, and children age 6–17 meet for dinner at 6:00pm and everyone splits into age-appropriate groups for discussion and activities geared towards peer support and grief education.

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