Programs in Massachusetts
Camp Erin Boston
CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice, Inc.
266 Cochituate Road
Wayland , MA 01778
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.
78 Liberty Street
Danvers, MA 01923
We provide anticipatory grief and grief support for children and families throughout Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk & Suffolk counties in Massachusetts. Our services include individual counseling, sibling sessions, children and teen bereavement support groups, school support groups, education and trainings, and our one day summer retreat (Camp Stepping Stones)
33 Wyman Street Suite 100
Waltham, MA 02451
Center for Hope and Healing*
1324 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
The Center for Hope & Healing provides free individual and group grief support to children and adults who have lost a loved one. Additionally, our Camp Braveheart program serves children and teens who have experienced a significant loss through therapeutic activities and facilitating connections with others.
The Children's Room: Center for Grieving Children and Teens, Inc. *
1210 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
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.
Comfort Zone Camp*
5 Lowell Avenue, 1st Floor
Winchester, MA 01890
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.
The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children & Teens*
168 Industrial Dr.
Northampton, MA 01060
(p) 413 582 5312 (f) 413 584 9615
The Garden is a family support program that provides a safe place for youth (ages 5-18) and their families to meet others who are also grieving, share and develop a deeper understanding of their grief. The Garden also supports area schools through our School Outreach Program
Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center
4 Elm Street - P.O. Box 345
Kingston, MA 02364
781-585-4221 - 781-936-8068
Mike’s Club – Support Groups for Bereaved Children and their Families
We offer separate groups for kids and parenting adults coping with death related loss. Pizza and drinks provided. This group meets every other Monday during the school year from 6:30-8:00.
Registration is required: Denise Brack, 781-585-4221x2.
34 Deloss Street,
Wayland, MA 01702
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.
Kids and Grief *
Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice
178 Savin Street
Malden, MA 02155
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
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
Rick's Place, Inc.*
35 Post Office Park, Suite 3514
Wilbraham, MA 01095
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
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.
Children's Bereavement Support Group: Family Loss Project
40 School Street
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 653-1609 toll-freeChildren's Friend
20 Cedar Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cranberry Hospice of CURA VNA
36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 236
Plymouth, MA 02360
Diane Moran, MSW
Director, Grief Education Resources
51 Grove Street
Reading, MA 01867
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.
The Good Grief Program: Boston Medical Center
One Boston Medical Center Place, Mat 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 414-7915 toll-free
HEART Play: Parmenter VNA & Community Care
266 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Hospice of the North Shore
10 Elm Street
Danvers, MA 01923
The Human Relations Service
11 Chapel Place
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Merrimack Valley Hospice
360 Merrimack Street, Building 9
Lawrence, MA 01843
Program for Grieving Children & Their Families
116 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
(* NAGC Organizational Member)
(** NAGC Member & Individual Practitioner)