Chapter Highlight: Share Parents of Utah
Chapter Name: Share Parents of Utah
Location: Share Parents of Utah is Based in Draper, Utah; We serve and support 31,831 square miles and 1.7 million Utahns. Supporting Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, Summit, Sanpete, Sevier, Juab, Emery, Carbon, and Millard Counties.
Chapter Leader: Melannie Green
Facebook & Instagram: “Share Parents of Utah”
Twitter: ShareParents_UT on Twitter
Website: www.ShareParentsofUtah.org, www.Share-Parents-of-Utah.com
Support Group Information:
*Meetings held the 1st Monday of each month from 9:30-10:30 AM. This meeting is open to parents who need to bring baby’s or children with them. Location is Wheaden Farm Southfork Park, North playground area, 14125 South Bangerter Parkway, Draper, UT 84020 during warm weather and Canyon Crest Medical Building, Conference Center on the lower level, 11762 South State Street, Draper, UT 84020 in cold/inclement weather.
*Meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:00 PM at South Mountain Community Church in room 102 located at 14216 South Bangerter Parkway, Draper, UT 84020.
*Meetings held the 3rd Monday of each month from 7:30-9:00 PM at Mountain West Medical Center, classrooms 1&2 located at 2055 North Main, Tooele, Utah 84074.
*Meetings held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30-9:00 PM at Canyon Crest Medical Building, Conference Center on the lower level, 11762 South State Street, Draper, UT 84020.*Meetings held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Jordan Valley Medical Center, 3580 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088 – Second Floor Classroom 2 (enter Patient South Tower) from 7:30-9:00 PM.
Free Workshops tailored for for Children, Grandparents, Fathers and Couples.
Subject to change. Please check our blog for timely updates.
Our chapter started on August 15, 1983. This year marks our 35th Anniversary serving and supporting Utah families experiencing the death of their baby. We are commemorating this milestone by holding an Authentic Hawaiian Luau at Wheaden Farm Southfork Park from 5:30-8:30 on August 15, 2018. Tickets must be purchased by August 7, 2018 at are $20 for a family of 6 (two adults/four children please) and/or $5 per person. Details can be found at www.ShareParentsofUtah.org.
Since starting Share Parents of Utah, we have learned that the people of Utah are very service oriented. Most of our babies (from 12 weeks gestation on up) are fully clothed from head to toe, including matching bracelet sets, sibling bears and mementoes of all sorts are provided to the entire family. Whenever possible, we provide hand/feet/face molds and companion our families through the entire grieving process. Our area hospitals rely heavily on us to provide face-to-face support to families who invite us to do so.
We hold the following events each year:
FIVE support meetings per month. FREE Interactive Workshops with licensed clinicians, Annual Gala, Annual Walk for Remembrance and Hope, many opportunities for families to serve and support through service projects, Yoga for Grieving series’ held throughout the year, Craft Nights, Share teams for local 5k’s, the opportunity to have your baby represented on a tree at the annual Festival of Trees.
The parents we are committed to serving appreciate their child’s life being honored and validated and being surrounded by likeminded families brings peace and support.
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