What We Do

After someone special dies, children can feel sad, confused, isolated, guilty, or even ashamed. For some young people, avoided grief can lead to feeling hopeless, acting out, and poor school performance. No child or family should feel alone in their grief. We are here to help family members understand their feelings and learn healthy ways to cope and thrive. We help in the following ways:



Outreach

We do outreach to individuals, schools, and organizations to provide information about services and recruit clients and group leaders.

 

Group Program

Our 11 week peer group support program for children and teens and their caregivers runs in the fall, winter, and spring. The program addresses common bereavement tasks using evidence informed skills based strategies.

 

Training

Volunteer training and supervision for group facilitators is provided.

 

Individual Attention and Help

We meet with individual bereaved family members to understand how best to help. Services and referrals are tailored to the specific needs of family members.

 

Consultation

We welcome inquiries for consultation to educate professionals, schools, businesses, and service providers about grief and bereavement.

 

Supervision

Professional supervision and training of mental health trainees can be arranged.

 

Watch Our Video

Watch Our Video

Every year over 4,000 children in New York City lose a loved one. Our video highlights the children and families we have helped.

Our Programs

Our Programs

We help grieving children and families year round connect with each other and learn how to cope with their grief.

Support Us

Support Us

Your support as a volunteer or donor is greatly appreciated and helps us to offer the best services for children and their families.

Thank you for support

Thank you for support

Our Stories of Hope Annual Gala 2018 honored Adam Schefter of ESPN and Samantha Myer and the Myer Family. With your help we are able to offer our services to more New York City children and families!