The Finley Project's 7-Part Holistic Program Goals for Enrolled Moms

2014 - 2024

Since the onset of The Finley Project's mission to serve moms of infant loss, it has been a goal to serve more mothers year after year. By 2024, The Finley Project hopes to serve 648 moms or more which will is only made possible with your help and support.

 

 
 

Value of Services Provided to Each Mother


 
 

Type of Support

Professional House Cleaning

Meal & Grocery Gift Cards

Licensed Mental Health Counseling

Massage Therapy

Total

Cost per Day

$100

$25.00

$70

$60

 

Total Days

3

7

12

3

 

Total Cost

$300

$175

$840

$180

$1,495

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines Infant Mortality as “the death of an infant before his or her first birthday." The infant mortality rate (IMR) is the number of infant deaths per every 1,000 live births. The IMR not only provides key information about maternal and infant health, it also serves as an important indicator of the health of a population. Infant mortality is a reality many families experience and the Infant Mortality Rate has generated concern among researchers and policy makers alike. According to the CDC, in 2015, the infant mortality rate was 5.895 deaths per 1,000 live births. That means, over 23,000 infants born in the United States in 2015 did not live to celebrate their first birthday.


 

Percent Distribution of Fetal Deaths at 20 Weeks of Gestation or More, and Infant Deaths

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistic System; United States, 2013
 

 

Each infant represented above has left a loving mother here to grieve. Some have endured the pain of losing one infant. Some have endured the pain of losing multiple.

She hurts physically, emotionally and spiritually, and she needs our help.

 
 

"20% of mothers who have experienced stillbirth experience a prolonged episode of depression and 1 in 5 mothers suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder" (Douglas)


 
 

"Thoughts of suicide are not unusual in the aftermath of stillbirth. 30% of mothers report having had such feelings." (Douglas)


 
 

"Commonly, grief turns into physical pain, which is why it is very important to take measures to relieve grief and lighten the pain and suffering." (O'Malley)


 
 

"Perinatal losses have also been shown to have a substantial psychological impact on parents and families, and are associated with post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and sleeping disorders." (Kersting and Wagner)


 
 
 

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