How we help

Are you or someone you love going through the loss of a child? 

The Noah Samuel Foundation is determined to spread love and hope to grieving families who have lost a young child between 0-17, in honour of Noah.

Need Help?

The loss of a child is a very traumatic time. During our journey, we had many people come alongside and assist us.  It’s our desire to give back by spreading love and hope to grieving families who have lost a young child in honour of our son, Noah. 

Noah Samuel Foundation is a charity that connects people who care and want to help with those in need in the following ways. 

Financial Assistance

If you are feeling the stress of finances for the funeral of your loved one, Noah Samuel Foundation would like to hear your story and determine if we can be of assistance. 

Contact us

Dads in Grief

Dads in Grief is a support group of bereaved fathers who have lost young children from birth to 17.

Go to: Dads in Grief 

 


Recommended Resources 

In our journey, we were provided with many helpful resources. We would like to share them with you. Please note, these resources are ones that were referred to us, and personally beneficial. 


Articles 

  1. Bereaved Dads are Brave Dads - https://stillstandingmag.com/2018/05/23/bereaved-dads-brave-dads/

Books

  1. Through the eyes of a lion - Levi Lusko  
  2. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering - Timothy Keller


Counsellors/Support Groups

Alberta Children’s Hospital – Grief Support Program - 403-955-5463

Individual, couple and group counseling for parents who have experienced the loss of a child 0-17 years of age.  

Contact:  Megan Miller at [email protected] or join our private Facebook Group: ACH Together Forever Grief Group

Alberta Health Services – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program – 403-944-2274

Individual, couple and group support for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, termination or neonatal loss.

Contact: Azmina Lakhani

Alberta Health Services - Grief Support Program at the RRDTC– 403-955-8011

Individual and group grief support for adults 18 and older who have experienced the death of an older child or grandchild.

Caring Beyond – 403-944-2209

A self help group for parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or neonatal death.

Contact: Find Caring Beyond on Facebook or leave a message on our volunteer-led phone line.

Children’s Grief Centre – 403-263-4525

Provides individual, family and group counselling for bereaved children, teens and families.

Contact: www.childrensgriefcentre.ca

Dads in Grief

A group for bereaved dads that meets monthly for various informal events and provides opportunities for peer support. 

Contact: www.dadsingrief.com or email: [email protected]

Distress Center- 403-266-4357

A 24 hour phone line that offers support, crisis counselling and referrals to appropriate resources.

Contact: www.distresscentre.com

Hazel’s Heroes

An annual retreat in Kananaskis for grieving mothers who have lost a child 0-12 years of age from any cause.

Contact: www.hazelsheroes.ca

Journey Through Loss of a Young Child

A self help group of bereaved mothers who have experienced the loss of a child that meets informally at a coffee shop. 

Contact:  www.journeythroughlosscalgary.org.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre - 403-473-6767

Free and low cost access to holistic healing supports for women and families at ALL stages of pregnancy and infant loss. 

www.pregnancyinfantlosssupportcentre.com or [email protected]

SIDS Calgary Society, Peer Support – 403-265-7437

Self-help for parents who have experienced the sudden and unexpected loss of a baby. 

Contact:  [email protected] or www.sidscalgary.ca 

Suicide Services, Canadian Mental Health Association – 403-297-1700

Education and bereavement support/counselling for families who have experienced a loss by suicide.

Contact: www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca

The Compassionate Friends

A self-help group for bereaved parents that meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30pm First Evangelical Church.

Contact: www.tcfcanada.net or [email protected]

The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta – 403-984- 1227

Free programs dedicated to helping bereaved families affected by pediatric cancer.

Contact: Mary Phillipo, Family Liaison, at [email protected]

Hospice Calgary - Children's Grief Center
https://www.hospicecalgary.ca/childrens-grief-centre 


About Noah

Noah, beloved son of Luke and Ashley Catto of Calgary, AB, passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 18, 2018 at the age of 3 years. Noah was born in Calgary, Alberta on July 11, 2014. Noah was a boy full of life, joy, and light who loved Paw Patrol, cars, singing and playing outside.

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