"These moms can relate to what each other are going through like no one else can," explained HPNI social worker Anne Weisblatt.
"We created the group because the moms can support each other and learn from each other-share ideas of what works for them and what doesn't," she
"In addition, this is a safe place to express hopes, fears, and emotions, to be there for each other, to ask for support.
They understand each other and can realize that they are not completely alone in the world facing this unthinkable situation."
One of the groups is for English speaking moms, the other for Spanish-speaking moms.
"The moms in my Spanish group are so excited about this group being formed because there really aren't a lot of resources-books, groups, etc.-in Spanish that focus on the subject of dealing with a seriously ill child," said Weisblatt, who is one of HPNI's bilingual staff members.