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The Guild for Infant Survival, Orange County (GISOC) is dedicated to serving parents and families, educating the public and professionals, and raising funds to support medical research in an attempt to eradicate Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
GISOC was established in 1975 to support families that have experienced the death of a baby to SIDS. The non-profit GISOC is the only Orange County peer support group for SIDS families.
GISOC becomes involved when notified of a SIDS death occurring in Orange County. Soon after the death, a public health nurse will contact the affected family and will deliver a package prepared by our organization containing helpful information. During this visit, parents are given contact information for a peer support person representing the Guild. Because of HIPAA confidentiality issues, parents or a family member must contact the Guild directly in order for us to establish contact. The assigned one-on-one volunteer assigned to the family is a parent that has lost a baby to SIDS. She is available 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide a sympathetic, understanding ear. We understand that only a parent that has experienced such a loss is able to truly understand what you are going through.
For more information on peer support meetings you can contact us at:
New Hope Grief Support is offering ongoing 8 week support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child from infant to 3 years old. Call New Hope to register now!! Class will fill up. www.newhopegrief.org