Programs in Massachusetts

The Children's Room: Center for Grieving Children and Teens, Inc. *
1210 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 641-4741
The Children's Room creates safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen, or family has to grieve alone. Our services include peer support groups offered at our Arlington center (for families with children ages 3-18) and in schools and community centers, programs for teens, educational series for parents, monthly arts-based family nights, and private consultations. TCR is also a well-respected site for professional training, offering workshops on-site and in schools, hospitals, medical and community centers, and more. We provide information and referrals to over 700 individuals each year, free of charge, as well as resources and support immediately following a death.

Circle of Tapawingo*
2251 Commonwealth Ave
Auburndale, MA 02466
(781) 820 - 3388
Provides a one-week, overnight camp program in Massachusetts and Maine for girls ages 8-13 who have experienced the death of a parent.

Comfort Zone Camp*
5 Lowell Avenue, 1st Floor
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 756-4840
Comfort Zone offers free grief resources, resilience training and ongoing support to children who have suffered the loss of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.  Our programs focus on the strengths of each child, empowering them to grieve, heal and grow in healthy ways.

Jeff's Place & Manitou Experience*   
34 Deloss Street, 2nd Floor
Wayland, MA 01702   
(508) 879-2800
Jeff’s Place, serving MetroWest Boston, MA, strives to help bereaved children, teens, and their families maximize their overall wellbeing through a free, peer-support model that facilitates a sense of safety and belonging. Jeff’s Place is committed to be an innovator in evidence-based practice and provide the highest quality services to bereaved families, as well as education and crisis intervention to the communities we serve. Manitou Experience is a free, week-long overnight camp for grieving boys. Our camps are held in Maine and California.

Kids and Grief *
Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice
178 Savin Street
Malden, MA 02155
(781) 338-7861
Services offered: Bereavement support group for children 6-12 who have lost a loved one to death. Meets September through April with parent/caregiver support group meeting at the same time.

MassGeneral Hospital for Children Club STAR*
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 643-9276
Club STAR: Sharing Together And Remembering is a bereavement support group for children ages 5-18 grieving the loss of a sibling or parent. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from October-June from 5:30-7:30pm. A group for parents/caregivers runs concurrently.

Maureen F. Walsh RN, CT**
1221 Main St.
South Weymouth, MA 02190
Contact email:

National Students of AMF Support Network* 
National Students of AMF (supporting one another and Actively Moving Forward)  connects and empowers college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one to support one another.

Students of AMF at Brandeis University        
National Students of AMF Support Network 
415 South Street                 
Waltham, MA 02453
(919) 803-6728

Students of AMF at Harvard University          
National Students of AMF Support Network 
Massachusetts Hall                            
Cambridge, MA 02138
(919) 803-6728

Rick's Place, Inc.*
35 Post Office Park, Suite 3514
Wilbraham, MA 01095
(413) 348-3120
Rick's Place serves grieving children ages 5-18, and their caregivers, in bi-weekly programs. Facilitators work with grieving children in school-based programs and in library story times throughout Western Massachusetts. 

Wediko Children's Services*          
72-74 E. Dedham St        
Boston  MA 02118           
(617) 292-9200
Wediko Children's Services offers grief support groups for children, teens, and caregivers though our Living with Loss program. The program serves primarily Boston Public School students but hopes to expand to partners in New York City.

Hospice of the North Shore
10 Elm Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-7566

The Human Relations Service
11 Chapel Place
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 235-4950

Program for Grieving Children & Their Families
116 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 773-3484

Children's Friend
20 Cedar Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 753-5425

HEART Play:  Parmenter VNA & Community Care
266 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 358-3000

The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children & Teens
286 Prospect Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-7086

Cranberry Hospice of CURA VNA
36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 236
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-0215

Merrimack Valley Hospice
360 Merrimack Street, Building 9
Lawrence, MA 01843
(800) 933-5593

Children's Bereavement Support Group:  Family Loss Project
40 School Street
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 653-1609 toll-free

The Good Grief Program:  Boston Medical Center
One Boston Medical Center Place, Mat 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 414-7915 toll-free

Diane Moran, MSW
Grief Education Resources 
51 Grove Street    
Reading, MA  01867 
(781) 632-0401 
Contact email:
Certified grief counselor specializing in children and communities guiding them understand end of life issues, and guiding them after a loss - anticipated, sudden or traumatic.

Hope Care for Kids
Hope Health
765 Attucks Lane
Hyannis, MA  02601
(508) 957-0244
This was previously the Kids Grieve Too! program of Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod
Caring for a child with a life-limiting illness can be extremely challending.  Our pediatric palliative & hospice care sercices are here to help you, your family and your healthcre team to care for your child at home.
Justin Barrett

(* NAGC Organizational Member)

(** NAGC Member & Individual Practitioner)

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