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Contact the Robert's Program

The sudden and unexpected death of a child is terrible tragedy. In most cases there are no warning signs that would have alerted you. This tragedy can affect any family- the sudden and unexpected death of a child happens to the most loving and caring parents.

We are here to help, free of cost to you and your family. Our service is to support you in navigating this overwhelming situation. We have helped families in similar circumstances and are available to guide you through your questions and concerns. We work in collaboration with the Massachusetts Center for SIDS and the Massachusetts Infant and Child Death Bereavement Program.

Grief and Bereavement Resources

While we are here to help sensitively guide the families in Massachusetts through the process of finding an explanation for their child’s death, our main focus is to provide medical information and the most state-of-the art testing. Our professionals are well versed in dealing with grief, as well as networks available:

Information Resources

Over 2,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly each year. Below are links that connect you to the best information and local and national resources:

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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