Helping Hearts

Helping Hearts serves families in our community facing baby loss by partnering with Gulf Coast Medical Center and Healthy Start Coalition. Helping Hearts provides support to families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss with materials that will not only honor the life of the baby, but also provide a significant amount of help for families as they cope with their loss.

Each week, approximately 2-3 babies pass away at Gulf Coast Medical Center either from complications in pregnancy, stillbirth, or death due to fatal illness.

Small measures can honor the life of the baby who has passed away, while also significantly helping families cope with the loss of their baby. Because these materials are not medically necessary, they are often not secured in hospital budgets. Junior League of Panama City is in a unique position to consistently and compassionately provide these small measures, which will make a world of difference to women and families in our community.

Helping Hearts was established as a JLPC placement in loving memory of Mark Andrew Kinkade Jr., son of Mark and Danielle Kinkade.