The MISS Foundation's Yearly Retreat for Traumatically Bereaved

Selah: Pause, Reflect, Discover Meaning

**This 2016 Retreat has ended. The MISS Foundation will post the application and information on our next retreat for the Spring of 2017 as soon as it is available. If you would like to be included on our retreat notification email list, please email

Fully Inhabited Grief:

A contemplative retreat 

Sunday October 4th at 2:00 p.m.
in Richmond's Historic Byrd Theater

For the Community and to Benefit the

Richmond Chapter of the MISS Foundation

Linda Zaffram, LCSW of Healing Circle Counseling

will offer FREE to the public a screening of the documentary film

Dark Side of the Full Moon
This film takes an in-depth look at maternal mental health, post-partum depression and anxiety and the struggles mothers go through as well as the astounding lack of information and support in our culture and in the medical and mental health communities.
Admission is free and donations will go to support the work of the Richmond Chapter of the MISS Foundation in our community.

Please spread the word and come out to learn and to support MISS!

Sunday, October 4th in the Historic Byrd Theater
2908 W. Cary Street * Richmond VA 23221
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Film begins at 2:00 p.m.  

Past Events:

Meditation & Mindfulness in Grief Workshop
with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore,Founder of the MISS Foundation
Sunday,September 13 from 2:30 to 5:30
The Chrysalis Institute 3527 Ellwood Ave. Richmond VA, 23221
Exclusively for members of the Richmond Chapter of the MISS Foundation

Joanne will share mindfulness and meditation techniques to help either deepen or begin a mindfulness practice and how these practices can be useful in grief. Learning to be in the present moment--being present with and to our grief--can help us find some respite from both the short and long term consequences of traumatic grief.

A current meditation practice is not necessary. 

Space is limited and while there is no cost, donations to MISS RVA are welcome.

Please email Karla at if you are interested in attending.  

Sponsored by The Richmond Virginia Chapter of The MISS Foundation

MISS RVA's 3rd Annual Kindness Walk
May 16, 2015

The MISS Foundation's Kindness Walk: Remembering Those We Love is an international memorial walk to remember all of the beloved children who are gone too soon, and to honor all of the mothers, fathers, families and communities by participating in Kindness Projects as a way to continue their child's legacy. In memory of our precious children, we will be doing a Remembrance Project and a Kindness Project in conjunction with our walk.

Our Kindness Project will be collecting supplies for 
Child Life at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Child Life's goal is to: "ease the emotional stress of a serious medical condition. Child life specialists provide the smiles and support to help children and their families cope. They ease their young patients' adjustment to unfamiliar hospital surroundings through playful activities and celebrations that make everyone more relaxed and comfortable."

Needed items include: Lego & Duplo sets, Hasbro Playdoh, arts & crafts kits, Crayola markers & crayons, stuffed animals, cars & trucks, books, soft blankets, clothing ages birth-18 yrs, baby toys, teethers & rattles, multicultural action figures, Barbies & dolls, popular character toys, coloring books, sticker books, word searches, interactive toys for babies & toddlers, board games, footballs, soccer balls, etc., make-up kits, nail polish, DVDs (G-PG13) and gift cards. Child Life is unable to accept religious items, violent toys or scary movies. They are also unable to accept dollar store items due to numerous safety recalls.
Join the Kindness revolution!

Registration Info: