In 2020, approximately 1,400 people ages 0-24 years old passed away. That means there were approximately 2,800 adults who were left to grieve their child's precious memory.
No parent deserves to bury their child, which is why HHYC works to help lift away the financial burden associated with proper burial and memorialization.
Our Butterfly Fund is comprised of both crowdfunding donations and HHYC funding which is sent directly to the funeral home of choice to assist with the expenses of burying your loved one who was 0-21 years old at the time of their passing.
To apply for funds, please use the button below.
Delton Newman Diaville
How Can I Apply for Funds?
Why the Butterfly?
Butterflies are commonly used to represent the loss of a loved one, especially when the decedent is a child. Butterflies frequently represent transformation and beauty, which is typically associated with the transition to the afterlife.
Resources for Grieving Families
Nationwide org w local chapters specializing on the bereavement of children.
Chapters in Lafayette and Baton Rouge
First Candle is committed to ending Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths while providing bereavement support to families who have experienced a loss. All group meetings are currently held in an online setting.
Bereaved Parents of the USA
Bereaved Parents of the USA was founded in 1995 by a group of bereaved parents from across the country to offer support, understanding, encouragement, and hope to fellow bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents after the death of their loved one.
Chapter in Alexandria