If your baby was recently diagnosed with a
life-limiting condition, you are not alone.
Joan's Reach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing information and support for families continuing a pregnancy with a life-limiting diagnosis.
With funds raised we provide information packages to families and healthcare providers, so that parents who receive the devastating news that their baby will likely die before or shortly after birth will receive adequate support at the time of diagnosis and beyond.
As prenatal testing advances, more families find themselves in this heartbreaking situation during their pregnancy -- knowing their baby's life will be brief.
Our mission is to support and guide families through this difficult time with helpful and compassionate resources to supplement prenatal care.
We want families to know that there is professional and personal support available.
Joan's Reach advocates to raise awareness of perinatal hospice and palliative care, to honor the life of each child with dignity and compassion.
If you are a medical provider or family in need of support, or would like more information please contact us.
What is perinatal hospice and palliative care?
Joan's Reach provides:
- Peer support
- Family care packages containing books and references
- Resources for perinatal palliative care teams at local hospitals
- Referrals to professional resources for birth planning and bereavement support