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The Resource Directory connects parents, caregivers and service providers to resources such as childcare, early Head Start, teen parenting and early childhood development programs.

SIDS & Safe Sleep Links

SIDS and Kids:

CJ Foundation for SIDS:

SIDS Resources:

American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute:

Prevent SIDS:


Safe to Sleep Campaign, National Institute of Health:

Children’s National Medical Center:

SIDS Mid-Atlantic:

California SIDS Program:

Illinois Department of Public Health:

Preventing Sleep-Related Infant Death

Bereavement Resources

The Compassionate Friends:
This organization supports local chapters throughout the country. They are family support groups specifically for those that have lost children.

First Candle:
The First Candle offers a 24-hour hotline for grief counseling and many bereavement resources, as well as educational and health promotion materials.

Seasons Grief Center:
The Seasons Grief & Loss Center is New Orleans' first and only non-profit grief center that offers specialized bereavement programs facilitated by professionally trained counselors and volunteers to help others through the grieving process.

National SUID/SIDS Resource Center:
The National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death Resource Center (Resource Center) serves as a central source of information on sudden infant death and on promoting healthy outcomes for infants from the prenatal period through the first year of life and beyond.

SIDS and Kids:
SIDS and Kids bereavement support services assist families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, during birth, pregnancy or infancy, regardless of the cause. Support services are extensive and include counseling, parent and family support, peer support, sibling support, grandparent support groups, group activities, annual memorial services, telephone counseling and a national 24-hour free call bereavement support line.

Bereaved Parents of the USA:
Bereaved Parents of the USA is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope, especially to the newly bereaved, as they struggle to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings. BP/USA is open to all parents, grandparents and siblings regardless of their age or the circumstances of the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings. There are no dues or fees to become a member of BP/USA.

The Dougy Center:
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. They provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. They are supported solely through private support from individuals, foundations and companies. The Dougy Center does not charge a fee for its services.

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.:
The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.

MISS Foundation:
The MISS Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause.

SIDS Resources – Grief & Bereavement Program:
The Infant Loss Bereavement Program assists parents, siblings, extended family members, friends, co-workers, child care providers and other professionals in learning to build the necessary skills to cope with the sudden death of an infant to any cause.

Additional Resources

Home Visiting Program for Families
The Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV program) of the Bureau of Family Health implements the evidence-based home visitation models of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and Parents as Teachers (PAT) for eligible Louisiana mothers and their families. The goals of these programs are to improve pregnancy outcomes, improve child health and development, and improve families' economic self-sufficiency.

For enrolled clients, home visits begin in the first or second trimester of pregnancy, and continue until the child turns 2 years old for NFP and until they enter kindergarten for PAT. Home Visitors provide education, support and guidance to help women have a healthy pregnancy and care for their baby/child. NFP services are available in all 9 administrative regions in Louisiana. PAT services are currently available in North Louisiana. To be eligible for NFP services, a woman must be: 1) Pregnant with her first child; 2) Less than 29 weeks along in her pregnancy; and 3) Medicaid eligible. To be eligible for PAT services, the client must be: 1) a Medicaid-eligible pregnant woman OR; 2) a Medicaid-eligible child 12 months or younger (priority given to children under 4 months) OR 3) a Nurse-Family Partnership graduate family. For more information, Click here.

Medicaid Providers
Click here for Medicaid providers in your area.

Parish Health Units
Click here to find a parish health unit in your area.

WIC Providers
Click here to find a WIC provider in your area.

Mental Health Services Locator
This Locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public.
Click here to find mental health services in your area.

Partners for Healthy Babies Hotline
1-800-251-BABY (2229) is standing by 24/7 to answer questions and to link you to resources in your area. Callers can get more information on: Pregnancy Tests; Prenatal Care; Medicaid for Moms and Kids; Nutrition/WIC; Breastfeeding; Immunizations; and Substance Abuse. All calls are confidential.
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New Orleans Youth Map
Teens in New Orleans have helped map out all kinds of resources and services for themselves and adults too. Looking for health care services, housing, a free summer meal, even a swimming pool to cool off in? Go to The lead organization for this project is Partnership for Youth Development.

Partners for Healthy Babies
The Partners for Healthy Babies program started in 1993 because about 10 percent of all babies in Louisiana were born small and weak. These are called low birthweight babies (less than 5.5 pounds) and many of them die before their first birthday. Our goal is to link pregnant women to the services they need to help them be healthy, and have healthy babies. The program is funded by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Family Healthand WIC Programs. Visit to learn more.