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Family Support

When a parent or family member make that call…we offer professionals trained in grief support.  Our team is available to work with families, friends, coworkers, childcare providers and others to offer support after the loss of a baby to SUID, other sleep related or sudden infant death.  The staff of Infant Loss Resources offer current medical information about SUID and help to clarify the diagnostic confusion as much as possible.

Our family support staff work with the health care provider network and volunteers to coordinate the best possible support following the death of a baby. 


Services are typically offered to about 80-90 new families each year. All services are provided free of charge.


Every family’s story is special, and we are here to provide much-needed connections for those going through an incredibly difficult time. 


Here is Diane’s family story. We were so honored to have offered a small bit of comfort during their journey.


Contact Info

For more information, contact Vikki Collier at


Or contact the Family Support staff in your area:


St. Louis area–

Vikki Collier,, 
Danielle K. Daniels,,

Carlotta Burton,

Kansas City area–

Leonae DeLaTorre,


South/Southwest Missouri –

Sara Tamburrino,


North Central Missouri –

Vikki Collier,

Board of Directors

Eastern Region (St. Louis Area)

Katrina Scott – The Resource Group, an Ascension Subsidiary, Chair

Karl R. Barnickol – Secretary, Founder and volunteer

Ross Chickering – Great Southern Bank

Dr. Kendra Holmes – VP, CEO Affinia Healthcare

Sean Patton – Grey Eagle Distributors 

Mona Noroozi Children's Hospital

Tina Joy World Wide Technology


Western Region (Kansas City Area)

Mary Jean Brown – community volunteer

Debra Burgess – Synchrony Financial

Tom Dahl – Treasurer

Laura S. Hillman, M.D. – President, University of Missouri Hospital

Southern Region (Springfield Area)

Jamie Keller – Joplin Endodontics


Corporate Sponsors and Grantors

On behalf of the board of directors, staff and families served, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our sponsors, grantors and those who support us through third-party events!  Infant Loss Resources could not fulfill its missions without your support!  Thank you!


Corporate Sponsors

  • Emerson Hermectic Motor Division

  • Garney Construction Company

  • Nestle Purina

  • Byerley RV

  • DLR Group

  • Bell Bank

  • Pipefitters Local Union 533

  • The Dahl Foundation

  • Hinkle Family

  • The Mason Werner Foundation

Community Grants/Partners:

  • Black Community Fund 

  • Cardinals Care

  • CJ Foundation

  • Children's Trust Fund

  • Cox Health 

  • KC Royals Charities

  • Dana Brown Charitable Trust

  • Generate Health

  • Community Impact Network

  • Missouri Foundation for Health

  • Mid America Transplant

  • Missouri State Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles

  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

  • Awesome Foundation

  • Old World Roofing

  • Safe Kids

  • St Louis City Department of Health

  • St Louis County Department of Health

  • United Way of Greater Kansas City

  • United Way of Greater St Louis

  • Incarnate Word

  • Blues for Kids

  • The Everly Foundation

  • Community Health Charities

  • Mo Department of Social Services

  • Mo Safe Sleep Coalition

  • Mo Hospital Association

  • Southern Illinois Healthcare 


Families/3rd party events

  • A Divine Run (Kathy and Kirk Hance)

  • Ava Brown Memorial 5K (Sarah and Robby Brown)

  • Bethre Means Photography

  • Dahl Family Foundation (Tom Dahl)

  • Evan and Angels Fight for SIDS 5K (Lisa and Ryan Roddy)

  • Lola’s IDEA Foundation (Dionne and Kevin Terrell) Racing for SIDS & Golf Tournament

  • MADD-SAAC 5k (Amanda Pickman)

  • Madison Foundation (Ryan and Julie Lally)

  • Marshall Dean Keller Memorial Golf Tournament (Chris and Jamie Keller)

  • Mikki Monger-Jones

  • The Mason Werner Foundation (Samantha and Rob Werner)

  • Olivia Schultz Memorial Golf Tournament (Debbie and Steve Schultz)

  • Party with a Purpose (Colleen and Bob Weber)

  • Racing for SIDS (Sean and Marcie Patton)

  • Rock and Remember (Kim DeGeorge)

  • SIDS Horse Ride (Bob and Angie Williams)

  • Smiling Angel Foundation (Mike and Nadine Freedline) Racing for SIDS and Golf Tournament

  • Swing Away SIDS Softball Tournament (Kurt Dunn)

  • Sara and Craig Koopman – Jake’s Chicken and Beer Dance


Annual Report

View our Annual Report

View our 990

Join us to help Infant Loss Resources continue our invaluable services! We believe one infant death is too many! 

We Need Your Support Today!

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