Nachum interviewed Reva Judas, Founder and Director of NechamaComfort, about the organization and their 10/25 event.
From the NechamaComfort website:
NechamaComfort supports families of all backgrounds who have suffered pregnancy loss – from early miscarriage through infants up to age one.
We help wherever and whenever we are needed – the immediate family, extended family, and friends. We work with medical staff, hospital staff, clergy, and funeral homes to get families what they need, and we educate professionals and communities on how to be supportive. Whether the loss was recent or a long time ago, we are here.
Our key goals:
Support families – Immediately at the time of loss, we help with making decisions and choices, and, as time goes on, coping with the loss and moving through it.
Educate communities – We run awareness programs that help remove the silence and isolation that surrounds infant pregnancy loss as well as providing community members with practical tools so they are better equipped to provide families the needed support.
Educate and train professionals – Clergy, medical professionals, mental health professionals, and funeral directors may not be trained to help most effectively. We work directly with them to help clients, as well as offering professional development training courses.
Guidance for medical personnel
Guidance for clergy
Jewish burial support
Individual and group counseling (phone and in-person)
Monthly support groups
Ongoing support including assistance during subsequent pregnancies
Assistance for families to find meaningful ways to move beyond their loss
Community awareness programs