SHARE and Sharing HOPE
Each year, thousands of families leave the hospital without their child — with empty arms, broken hearts and a love for their deceased child that will always remain.
Edward-Elmhurst Health offers a Perinatal Bereavement Program with a dedicated, multidisciplinary staff of nurses, social workers and chaplains. The team is trained to provide family support in the event of a perinatal loss.
Families can also receive support through the SHARE Program, a local and national organization that serves and supports those who are touched by the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.
- SHARE is for parents who have experienced ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.
- Sharing HOPE (Having Optimistic Pregnancy Expectations) is for parents who have experienced a loss and are now pregnant or considering pregnancy.
For more information about SHARE, call 630-527-3263.
SHARE meetings - 2018
Edward Hospital (North Entrance)
Education Center E305 (3rd floor)
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month
7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Elmhurst Hospital (East Entrance, take elevators to lower level)
Arboretum Conference Center – Birch Room
First Tuesday of every month
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sharing HOPE meetings
Edward Hospital (North Entrance)
Education Center E308 (3rd floor)
Fourth Tuesday of every month
7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Find a SHARE support group
SHARE Perinatal Loss and Self-Care Program
Finding Your Oxygen Mask: The importance of self-care with perinatal loss
Tuesday, March 19, 7-8 pm
Elmhurst Hospital – Oak Room, Lower Level Arboretum Conference Center
155 E. Brush Hill Road
Featured speaker: Dawn Leprich-Graves, LCPC
A special SHARE support group meeting will immediately follow this program from 8-9 pm in the Elm Room for those interested in attending.
SHARE Angel Garden Luminary Ceremony
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Adults only
Meets in South Lobby at Edward Hospital, Naperville
SHARE Wings of Hope Angel Garden: Annual Blessing and Butterfly Release
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Edward Hospital Campus (south side), Naperville
SHARE 15th Annual Walk to Remember 2019
Celebrating 30 years of SHARE
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, Naperville
SHARE Service of Remembrance 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
815 S. Washington Street, Naperville
SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
Get more information on the National SHARE Office
Contribute to SHARE
Help SHARE continue its mission of touching lives, healing hearts and giving hope at both Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals.
Edward Foundation and SHARE
Contributions to the Edward Foundation SHARE Program help fund support groups, counseling services, activities and events, education and bereavement training, resource and reference materials, special projects and program supplies — tools to help guide families through the grieving process.
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation and SHARE
In March 2018, the long-time Edward SHARE program expanded to Elmhurst Hospital, making it available to grieving parents who live in Elmhurst and nearby communities. To help grow this program, the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation has begun a new fund for the SHARE group at Elmhurst. Contributions will help support this group, along with counseling services, resource and educational materials, and special projects.
Funds donated will be directed to new projects, such as special equipment (immediate need) and a future Wings of Hope Angel Garden that will provide a peaceful place for families to visit at Elmhurst Hospital.
Have a question about SHARE funding opportunities? Please contact the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation at 331.221.4483.
Donate to SHARE at Elmhurst