“The Central New York Perinatal and Infant Bereavement Network is committed to a standard of optimal bereavement care for the Central New York region. We work towards this goal through information sharing, education, parent support, community programs, and referral services for bereaved families and care providers.”


MBPN offers a Resource List for families who have experienced Perinatal or Infant death. This listing has been compiled by the recently formed Central New York Perinatal and Infant Bereavement Network (CNY-PIBN), a group of professionals and community members committed to providing the best possible care and support to bereaved families in the Central New York region. They formed the CNY-PIBN in 2005 after recognizing that we needed a central organization and coordinating group to integrate the collective efforts of many.

“Bereaved Parent Group”

Broome County Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. Open to anyone dealing with loss caused by death of their child. Located At Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY, across from BCC. Date and time are 1st Monday of every month at 7 p.m., unless it conflicts with a holiday, and the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. There is no charge, and no pre-registration required for Monday meetings. Call first regarding the Saturday meetings. Contact person is Pam Kroft- 607-239-4922

“UHS Infant Bereavement”

Open to anyone dealing with loss by miscarriage,
stillborn, or death of an infant to age one. Located at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, 33-57 Harrison Street, in Johnson City, NY 13790. It’s the Picciano Building ( cafeteria side of Wilson Hospital) fourth floor- room #4. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, between 7-9 p.m. There is no charge, and no pre-registration required. Please contact Ashley Knetchel or Laurie Fallon at, 607-763-6661. Please call first if planning on attending.

“Grief Work” Support Group

Meetings are held every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. year round, at 300 Main Street, Vestal NY. A donation hat is passed at support group meetings. Please call first to register. Contact person is Ernie Stephenson ( minister) at 607-770-7670. Also offers 1:1 sessions- no charge. Call to schedule with Ernie. Also Serves Chenango County.

“Those Left Behind”

Bereavement support group for suicide survivors. Meetings are at Binghamton General Hospital, 10-42 Mitchell Ave, Binghamton, NY 13903, at Family Ties Room/ACC 1. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30-8:00 p.m. There is no charge for the meetings. Contact Person is Linda Humphrey, RN at 607-762-2887