Jacintas Smile is an organisation in its infancy. We try to offer as much support as we can to those that are struggling after having lost a sibling. However, we do have limitations. We would like to let you know that this organisations provides support only to this that have lost a sibling above the age of 12 months. This decision was not taken lightly yet was decided as we gently choose to work authentically from what we know. We also did not want to reinvent the wheel by opening up this service when there are already many different beautiful organisation that work with families across the pregnancy and baby loss spectrum.
Please find these organisations here.
If you are looking for support in regards to the loss of a sibling under the age of 12 months there are organisations that can do this, such as:
First Light: FirstLight provides crisis intervention and free professional counselling services throughout Ireland to bereaved parents and family members who have suddenly lost a child up to 18 years.
Féileacáin: This is a not for profit organisation that aims to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after.
A Little Lifetime Foundation: This is the voice for bereaved parents and their families across Ireland, our aim is to promote healthy grieving and bring understanding and hope when a baby dies at any stage of pregnancy, during or after birth.
It is with our open and heartfelt arms that we acknowledge the devastation and heart-breaking loss that you have come to face as a whole family unit.
Thank you for your understanding,
Aishleen, Katie-Anne and Charlotte