The Sadie Rose Foundation exists to provide peer-to-peer grief support, because the path of grief after loosing a loved one should never be walked alone.
Our Foundation was formed after our founders, Lee and Regina Harlow suffered the loss of their daughter, Sadie Rose just 17 hours after she was born. As they walked their own path of grief, they realized that the community lacked a way to connect newly bereaved people with those who walk the path ahead of them. In the beginning, our support was limited to those affected by infant and pregnancy loss, but has now expanded to include the loss of a child of any age, and as we move forward, we will continue to expand to offer support for widows and those who have lost a parent, best friend, etc.
We offer non-clinical one on one support, as well as group meetings. Each June, we have a butterfly release. In December, a candle lighting ceremony. We hold a bereaved mother's tea near Mother's day, and a walk around our local courthouse with luminary ceremony on October 15, which is Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness day.
A team of seamstresses transform used wedding and formal gowns into burial gowns, that are provided, along with knitted hats and prayer blankets, to local hospitals to provide as needed, and our library of books is available for loan.