About Griffin Cares Foundation

Our Mission

Griffin Cares Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support for families who are coping with a pregnancy or infant loss.

We offer peer-focused support services and are committed to promoting excellence in perinatal bereavement care.

Founders’ Message

We are so very sorry for the loss that has led you here. When our son, Griffin Matthew, died at 13 days old in July of 1996, our lives were turned upside down. We didn’t know who to talk to, and it took us months to find support to begin to cope with our grief. A chance event connected us to some other bereaved families, and they became our lifeline. Once we started to catch our breath, a question came to mind: Why did this all have to be so hard?

For over 25 years, we have been working as activists, fundraisers, advisors, and mentors to help families connect with other families and access the peer support, resources, and care they need to find their way from grief to healing following a pregnancy or infant loss. After initially focusing our efforts on our local community, we are proud to have expanded our program to support more families in partnership with our dedicated Board, compassionate volunteers, and generous donors.

Please know that whatever grief you are facing, you are not alone. Our hearts are with you, and the Griffin Cares community is here to help.

Warmly,

Pamela and Paul Caine

Founders, Griffin Cares Foundation

Our Blue Moon

The blue moon has been a meaningful symbol for us ever since it lit up the sky the night Griffin was born. When Griffin died, we thought that pregnancy and infant loss was something that only happened “once in a blue moon,” but we quickly learned that it impacts 1 in 4 pregnancies. Today, the Griffin Cares blue moon serves as the inspiration behind our efforts to share support and spread awareness about baby loss.

Our Logo

The Griffin Cares Foundation logo features our blue moon and visually reflects the feeling of care and connection at the heart of our organization. It was designed in the colors of pregnancy and infant loss awareness as a show of support for all baby loss families.

Logo design: Karla Moriarty and Marybeth Kearns

Our Board

Griffin Cares Foundation is powered by an exceptional group of industry leaders with expertise in business, education, finance, healthcare, law, social work, and technology. These caring professionals bring a tremendous depth of compassion to their roles. Many dedicate their time in honor of a beloved baby or special sibling lost to stillbirth, infant loss, or SIDS.

Pamela Caine
Pamela Caine

Co-Founder
Executive Director

Paul Caine
Paul Caine

Co-Founder
Board Chair

Ada Perez
Ada Perez

Treasurer

Ryan Caine
Ryan Caine

Secretary

Anna Feldberg
Anna Feldberg

Co-Director
Support Programs

Carolyn Spiro-Levitt, PhD
Carolyn Spiro-Levitt

Co-Director
Support Programs

Ben Feldberg
Ben Feldberg

Co-Director
Marketing + Awareness

Josh Levitt
Josh Levitt

Co-Director
Marketing + Awareness

Keith Grossman
Keith Grossman

Director
Fundraising + Business

Catherine Carota, LCSW
Catherine Carota

Board Member

Gavin Caine
Gavin Caine

Board Member

John Freitag
John Freitag

Board Member

Samantha Caine
Samantha Caine

Board Member

Tim McConville
Tim McConville

Board Member

Honoring

Charlotte ♥ Christopher ♥ Eli ♥ Elijah ♥ Griffin ♥ Luna ♥ Sophia
…and all the loved ones whose lives and memories will touch our hearts forever

Advisors

Our Advisors

Evelyn Gama
Evelyn Gama, LCSW

Perinatal Mental Health Specialist

Stephanie Omens
Stephanie Omens, LCAT, CCLS

Creative Arts Therapist and Child Life Specialist

Julie Lazar-Reskakis
Julie Lazar-Reskakis

Certified Grief Educator and Perinatal Bereavement Specialist

Our Team

Support Group Facilitators

Pamela Caine
Pamela Caine

Griffin's Mom + OTR/L

Allison Schwartz
Allison Schwartz

Calev's Mom + OTR/L

Our Volunteers

Our compassionate team of volunteers contribute their time and expertise to help families move from hurt to healing. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at the Griffin Cares Foundation, please let us know.

Our Partners

Griffin Cares Foundation is proud to partner with the following caring organizations:

Pro Bono Partnership
The Valley Hospital
Mount Sinai
Holy Name
Neonatal Comfort Care Program

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Join our Peer Mentor Team

Support a peer who is new to grief

The Griffin Cares Peer Mentor Program is open to bereaved parents who have lived with loss for at least one year and feel that they are in a place in their grief journey where they can support someone else. Birthing parents and non-birthing partners are welcome to participate. All mentors must complete a training program and meet with our Peer Mentor Team prior to taking on a mentee. Ongoing support for mentors is provided.
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The following information will be used to match you with your mentee:
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Griffin Cares Support Registration

Our caring community is here for you

We are so sorry for the loss that has led you here. Our mission is to connect you with free peer support and resources to help you cope and heal after losing your precious baby. This one-time registration signs you up to receive ongoing information and meeting links for all Griffin Cares programs by email. Please fill out the form as completely as you are able. After you register, a member of our Peer Support Team will reach out to personally welcome you and answer any questions you may have.

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If you have completed this form on behalf of a loved one or patient, please include your contact information in case we have any questions:

Griffin Cares offers a safe space for baby loss families to share peer to peer support in an inclusive, respectful environment. Our programs are not a substitute for professional therapy or medical care. Submitting this form provides your consent to treat all community members with kindness and respect and to honor the privacy and confidentiality of group and individual discussions.

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