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CJ First Candle

Last Update:6/26/2018
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Address:49 Locust Avenue
Suite 104
New Canaan, CT 06840
County:Nationwide
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Toll Free:800-221-7437
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Website:www.firstcandle.org
Mission
To eliminate Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Stillbirth through education, advocacy, and research while providing compassionate support to bereaved families.
Program Description
The primary focus areas for First Candle are:

Research: Our national research program funds projects that meet the highest standards of scientific merit and medical significance in furthering the understanding of Stillbirth, SIDS and other causes of sudden infant death.

Education and Awareness: We supply comprehensive, quality assured information on infant health and survival to expectant parents, grandparents, the general public and professional and community organizations. We also provide technical assistance and risk reduction education and training to professional and community organizations interested in infant health.

Advocacy: First Candle helps guide national and local political action to ensure that SIDS, and stillbirth receive adequate funding.

Family Support: First Candle provides bereavement services to help families through the difficult time after the loss of a child. Through the distribution of grief packets, peer support training, conferences, referrals to local support services and our web site, we help families connect and share experiences.

Grief Support is available Monday - Friday through our toll-free support line.
Financial
Services
Family Support
On-line Community/Listserv/Social Media
Spanish speaking community/materials
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Counties Serviced
Nationwide
ABOUT SPECIAL KIDS RESOURCE DIRECTORY
7172 Graham Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail: familynetw@aboutspecialkids.org

As a matter of policy, About Special Kids does not specifically endorse any of the resources contained on our website or in our information packets. Resources are supplied for information purposes only and ASK recommends that families explore all options for assistance before making an informed choice.