What We Do
Aaliyah in Action provides women, birthing people and families comfort as they take steps toward healing after the loss of their baby. Walking out of the hospital, empty handed, a shell of your former self, can be debilitating. Aaliyah in Action seeks to provide one of the first steps in the healing process after perinatal loss, neonatal loss or infant death. One of the hardest, yet most important, elements to beginning this healing process is self-care.
Our Aaliyah in Action packages are meant to provide small ways to care for oneself while navigating this new life and grief journey. Waking up each day, facing this new reality, is not easy. We hope that providing these healing products and ideas can help in even the smallest way to make the day just a little bit easier to get through - we like to call it a "gentle hug" from someone who knows the pain.
In addition to the importance of self-care, Aaliyah in Action also provides families with bereavement resources within the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. Figuring out which resources are best for you during this time can be challenging and very overwhelming. We hope that our Aaliyah in Action Bereavement Guide can serve as an organized way to see the many resources that are available to you in our area. We also have a guide to national bereavement resources under the Bereavement Support tab if you reside outside of the Washington, D.C. area.
Meet Our Founder
We’re here to support families through loss, and our self-care packages strive to provide a bit of comfort while going through the motions of grief and loss.
"I consider it a warm hug from someone who knows the pain." - Liz, Aaliyah's mom