For more information or if you need to talk, please call our Social Work and Chaplaincy Department 314.454.6101 and ask for the Bereavement Program Coordinator. 

Who We Are

The Bereavement Coordinator works closely with the chaplains of St. Louis Children's Hospital. If you wish to speak with a chaplain please call the Social Work and Chaplaincy Office of St. Louis Children's Hospital at 314.454.6101.

What We Do

With a desire to help our friends and families who have lost a child, the Bereavement Program, in conjunction with the Center for Families Resource Library, work to make literature available that is designed to guide, inform and support those who are in the grieving process.  We support our families during the first 18-months following their loss with informative mailings and telephone calls.  Our Bereavement Coordinator is available to support and listen as needed and can make recommendations for local and national organizations that are currently helping families with ongoing support and regular connection in their communities.


Memorial Services:

In 2020, the Bereavement Program will sponsor four Remembrance and Healing Services on Saturday mornings (March 7, June 6, September 12 and December 5) at 10:30 am in the Third Floor Auditorium at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This service is a time to remember all the children who have died. It is also an opportunity to provide support to one another. The service will be followed by lunch at 12:00 pm in the hospital’s Edison Dining Hall, where friends and families can relax and connect over a meal (RSVPs requested).

All of us here at St Louis Children’s Hospital remain committed to caring for and supporting our friends and families who have lost a child. If you need to talk or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Bereavement Coordinator.