Programs in Connecticut
Camp Erin Connecticut*
The Cove Center for Grieving Children
250 Pomeroy Ave Suite 107
Meriden, CT 06450
Camp Erin is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Camp Erin is led by grief support professionals and trained volunteers.
The Cove Center for Grieving Children, Inc.*
Coordinating Office for sites in West Hartford, New Haven, Guilford, Meriden, Stonington, East Hartford and Easton serving Newtown/Fairfield County CT
250 Pomeroy Avenue, Suite 107
Meriden, CT 06450
The Cove provides free peer support group services for grieving children ages 4-18 throughout the state of CT at 7 Cove Family sites, as well as "Good Grief" School Programming, Professional Development Training and Community Outreach. The Cove partners with The Moyer Foundation to provide Camp Erin Connecticut.
136 Main Street, Suite 207
Westport, CT 06880
Experience Camps provides free, one-week camps for boys and girls, ages 9-16, who have a parent, sibling or primary caregiver that died. It's a place where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember the person who died, or forget the grief that weighs them down. It's a place where they can feel "normal", because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it's like to lose someone important to them. And just about everyone will tell you, "It's the best week of the year".
The Healing Chickadee*
Soulful Sydney, INC
365 B Heritage Village
SOUTHBURY, CT 06488
The Healing Chickadee is an interactive, experiential grief program for children age 4 to age 11.The program includes a plush chickadee which arrives via U. S. Mail along with an invitation to an online offering of videos, activities, and music by a group of feathered friends called the Tweethearts.
Created and presented through the non-profit known as Soulful Sydney, The Healing Chickadee is a catalyst for conversation and an opportunity for children and the trusted adults in their lives to make a connection as they come to terms with their feelings after a traumatic event.
241 Coram Ave.
Shelton, CT 06484
Our “Helping Hearts Heal” program offers peer support that encourages the expression of grief through positive play, art and group discussions. Groups are available at no-cost. Children, ages 3 to 18, who are grieving the loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling or significant person are eligible for our program. Widow/Widowers groups meets monthly and are open to new members. Adam’s House is conveniently located off Rt. 8 making it accessible to most Connecticut residents.
Healing Hearts Center for Grief and Loss
Regional Hospice and Home Care
30 Milestone Rd.
Danbury, CT 06810
The Healing Hearts Center for Grief and Loss is a program of Regional Hospice and Home Care, offering free support groups, workshops, and educational events to help children, teens and adults cope after the loss of a loved one.
P.O. Box 5099
Westport, Connecticut 06881
Manitou Experience is a one-week summer camp for boys who have experienced a significant death-loss that helps build confidence, encourage laughter, and navigate grief through friendship, teamwork, activities, and the common bond of loss. Our mission is to normalize the grief process and facilitate healthy integration of loss through peer support in a safe and nurturing environment.
A Center for Grieving Children & Families
6 Poquonock Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
Mary's Place provides peer grief support groups for Children ages 3-12 who have experinced the death of a parent or sibling; Teens ages 13-18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or significant person; and for Young Widows and Widowers. All groups are ongoing and meet throughout the year. All programs are offered at no cost to families. Mary's Place is a resource to the Connecticut and Southwestern Massachusetts community.
The Center for Hope, Inc.
590 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
The Den for Grieving Children
40 Arch Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice
68 Park Lane Road
New Milford, CT 06776
A one week bereavement day camp at Saint John's Episcopal Church in New Milford, CT. for children ages 6 - 18 who have lost a significant person in their lives to death.
Safe Place to Grieve Foundation, Inc.
109 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
* NAGC Member