Angel Gowns Australia Incorporated is a nationally registered Charity and not-for-profit organisation. We hope to touch the hearts of all Australians, especially those who have experienced the unimaginable death, illness or disability of their baby or child.

We value the healing ability of giving and sharing; of love, compassion and community.

We recognise the importance of, “Breaking the Silence”, knowing what to say and when to listen.

About Our Programs

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Angel Gowns Australia Incorporated is a nationally registered Charity and not-for-profit organisation. We hope to touch the hearts of all Australians, especially those who have experienced the unimaginable death, illness or disability of their baby or child.

We value the healing ability of giving and sharing; of love, compassion and community. We strive to provide the best support by offering a safe place for families who want to share their story or to express grief through art and craft. We aim to help educate the community, including our children, so they can educate their children, helping them to know that it is ok to talk about pregnancy and infant loss, childhood illness and disability. We recognize the importance of, “Breaking the Silence”, knowing what to say and when to listen.


Pregnancy & Infant Loss

It is often difficult for people to understand when a baby dies, no matter how early or late in gestation, that the life of that baby has already been celebrated as a Mother and a Father, and then celebrated with family and friends, imprinted into our hearts and souls. When losing this tiny life there is so much grief and heartache, the same grief and heartache of any parent, of any family when a life is lost. We seek to support families faced with the tragic loss of their baby or child through services delivered with compassion and love.


NICU

When babies are born weeks ahead of time, so small and so unwell, they spend many weeks, sometimes months in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This can be a difficult time for parents. During this time, we can sometimes forget the impact on other children in the family who are sometimes overlooked, having to observe the struggles of their tiny brother or sister through a glass window, not being able to bond with their new baby.

This can have considerable psychosocial implications on siblings as their world is turned upside-down, and their family life is altered. Healthy sibling relationships need to be nurtured by ensuring the entire family is provided with effective and meaningful care throughout this delicate time, enabling a strong sibling relationship well into the future.


Illness & Disability

When a child is diagnosed with an illness or disability, their parents and families are faced with a considerable sense of loss and heartache, encountering many challenges that accompany what may be life-limiting changes they were not prepared for. Parents are often confronted with an alternative reality to that which they may have dreamed and hoped for their child and their family.

Our programs strive to show these wonderful children and their families that we, as a community, care about them and understand their sometimes heartbreaking challenges. Through our programs we aim to put some sunshine into their lives and provide a distraction and escape, even if it is for just one moment.


All our Programs today and in the future

Our organisation has grown to where it is today through incredible community support and efforts from a growing team of volunteers and members. We understand the need for bereavement and support services such as our Angel Gown Program and our Tutu Program, along with several other programs we hope to introduce over the coming years.

We believe in the healing ability of a supportive community and therefore aim to increase the awareness of the needs of families when faced with loss and heartache, to ensure families know they are not alone and that their baby or child is loved and cared for by many people throughout Australia and the world.

We are a 100% Volunteer organisation and rely heavily on the community to be able to continue offering our services at absolutely no charge.

Please help by donating towards the cost of our programs. Each Angel Gown garment or Tutu costs $18.00 to deliver to a family or Hospital.

Just sponsoring one package will help us immensely.

You can feel rest assured that your generosity is appreciated by us all, and will go towards our quality of care in presenting our programs to the many families who will need us through the loss of their baby, or who have a child or children in special care.

We deliver our programs at absolutely no charge to Hospitals, Funeral Homes and directly to family's around Australia.  We are currently gifting to over 100 hospitals, funeral homes and directly to family's as well as many Children's Charities such as Ronald McDonald House, Camp Quality, SMS Awareness, St Giles and the Cancer Council.

Please donate today and help us continue on giving.