EMPTY CRADLE

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Remembrance and Education

Temecula, CA   |  www.emptycradle.org

Mission

Empty Cradle is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers dedicated to providing support to families who have experienced the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, TFMR, stillbirth, infant death or SIDS. “To comfort the grief of an aching heart and ease the pain of an empty cradle." Our goal is to offer bereaved families hope through support by means of a resource volunteer network. All volunteers have experienced a loss during or shortly after pregnancy and support members through monthly meetings, written materials, internet resources, phone and email support, partnership with the health care community, memory boxes for local hospitals and remembrance events.

Ruling year info

2012

Director

Rachel Redhouse

Director and Treasurer

John Redhouse

Main address

31938 Temecula Pkwy Ste A #385

Temecula, CA 92592 USA

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EIN

33-0421466

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We support bereaved families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or SIDS.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Remembrance Items- Memory Boxes, Miscarriage Bags and Sibling Backpacks

We provide memory boxes, miscarriage bags and sibling backpacks to hospitals in the San Diego County and Riverside County areas. Those hospitals distribute the remembrance items to newly bereaved families. The memory boxes contain blankets, knitted outfits, remembrance items, hand and footprint molds, proprietary parent journal, books and brochures and many other items to help comfort newly bereaved families. Miscarriage bags contain book, brochure and remembrance items. Sibling backpacks contain a bear, proprietary coloring book, stickers, crayons and a book about sibling loss.

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents
Children and youth

We provide bereaved parents and family members with phone, email and online support. All of our support volunteers are trained peer-support volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Grandparents

We provide financial assistance to families who would like to cremate their baby.

Population(s) Served
Families
Women and girls
Families
Women and girls
Men and boys
Parents
Families
Women and girls
Men and boys
Parents

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to ease bereaved families' pain and support them through their recovery. We continue to support families through subsequent pregnancies and offer memorial and remembrance opportunities for their babies.

We offer multiple programs to aide families in their loss journeys. Our mother-to-mother program is a first-contact opportunity for bereaved families to meet with a volunteer in the hospital before, during and/or immediately after their loss. We offer memory boxes to hospitals that are distributed to the newly bereaved parents. We have 5 peer support meetings available that each meet once per month, online support, and email and phone support. In addition, we aide families through future pregnancies and with memorial and remembrance events.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have changed our support meeting programs, and how they are administered based on the feedback we have received from our attendees and non-attendees. We have also expanded our support meetings to include Spanish-speaking options due to need and lack of availability in the community.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 2/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rachel Redhouse


Board co-chair

John Redhouse

Alexis Melrose

Jacqueline Azize-Brewer

Leilani Brown

Shannon Casey

Stephanie Gehrs

Salome Dubenetzky

Monica Bridge

Megan Welch

Alex Hannavash

Amy Donahue

Andrea Saucedo

Jill Landry

Karina Vera-Agnew

Lori Knierim

Angela Fajardo

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/16/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.