why we work


  • Support groups, bereavement retreats, and other services help parents cope with their loss. Our Peace by Piece program is open to any grieving child or teen in Hampton Roads.
  • Numerous studies cite a divorce rate of 75 percent in families where a child has died. But for families who have worked with Edmarc, the divorce rate is less than 25 percent.
  • Edmarc continues to help families long after a child’s death and maintains personal contact on significant anniversaries, such as the child’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.
  • Over the past 39 years, we have helped more than 4,200 family members, without regard for their ability to pay for our services.
  • The demand for our services is growing steadily. In 2005, we served 28 to 30 children per day. Today, we serve an average of 70 children per day.