Center for Infant & Child Loss

Here for You.

The Center for Infant and Child Loss has been a program of Any Baby Can since 1984.  The purpose of this service is to provide support to families who have experienced the tragic loss of their infant or young child due to any cause.

The Center’s Services include:

  • Funeral Assistance
  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Quarterly Grief Support Newsletter
  • Annual Candlelight Memorial Service
  • Grief Support literature for bereaved families

Meet the Director

Katherine Ratcliff has been with the agency since 1993.  For the past thirteen years she has been providing grief assistance to families who have experienced the loss of a child. She is currently a member of the Bexar County Child Fatality Review Team and is an appointed member of the State Child Fatality Review Board filling the position of SIDS Family Service Provider.

As a member of the local Child Fatality Review Team, Katherine organized partners to create the “WATCH” Coalition (Water Awareness Through Community Help), a group made up of Bexar County Child Fatality Review Team members and community partners, to initiate a public water safety awareness on April 1, 2013, called “April Pools Day”. This day was the beginning of a community wide effort aimed at promoting water safety and preventing drowning deaths. In August, 2013, the W.A.T.C.H. coalition was recognized by the Texas Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disability with the J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Award.

The Center for Infant and Child Loss services are offered at Bexar, Comal and Kerr County locations. Please contact us to request more information about this service.