H.O.P.E. (Helping Ourselves through this Perinatal Experience) Perinatal Loss Group, is a support group specifically designed for those in the Austin and Central Texas area who have experienced a perinatal loss. HOPE is for all parents, regardless of the cause for their loss. The group addresses not only the common grief reactions, but also the concerns specific to this situation. Tthe HOPE Group is a closed group, meaning the same individuals attend each of the six consecutive weekly meetings. They run for 6 weeks, Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Austin, in the Community Room on the fourth floor of the Ronald McDonald House at 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd. The Ronald McDonald House and Charities of Central Texas sponsors the groups so they are free of charge.