Programs in New Jersey
The Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families*
950 Tilton Road, Suite 108
Northfield, NJ 08225
Caitlin Scanlon, MSW, LCSW
Caitlin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NY, NJ, and IN. She is a grief, loss, and bereavement specialist who works 1:1 with children, adolescents, parents and families. She also has extensive training in pediatric palliative care and end of life care. Caitlin knows how important it is to families to continue to maintain bonds and create legacy that continues their connection to their loved one, long after they are no longer physically present. She will work with you and your family to provide a supportive space at a most difficult time. Caitlin also specializes in coping with chronic illness, emotion regulation, communication, life transitions, and anxiety.
Comfort Zone Camp*
Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement organization that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Our programs are free of charge and include trust building activities and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone’s programs are offered to children ages 7-17, and their families for the family programs, plus we offer young adult programs for 18-25 year old's. In light of the increased need created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Comfort Zone Camp is finding new ways to help grieving children. Through the new Comfort Zone At Home program, campers are able to connect virtually and still have a powerful camp experience from the comfort of their home. Held year-round across the country, our primary locations are California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia (HQ). We also partner with organizations to serve their local or specific communities through our Partnership and Community by Design Programs.
Common Ground Grief Center*
67 Taylor Avenue
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Good Grief, Inc.*
38 Elm Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Services offered: Peer-support programs for children and teens (3-18), young adults (18-30), and surviving parent(s). Good Grief also provides educational workshops and seminars to hospitals, hospices, schools, medical and mental health professionals, businesses and corporations throughout New Jersey
Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss*
244 Sheffield St
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Year-round peer grief support center for children age 3-18 coping with loss due to the death of a parent or sibling. Concurrent support groups are available for parents and guardians. Adult peer support groups are available for young adults 18-30, adults 30-50 and adults 50 and up who are coping with loss due to the death of a spouse, parent, child, sibling or other significant person. On-site bereavement and crisis support and educational workshops and presentations are available for business, corporations, schools and community agencies. Programs for children and families coping with terminal or chronic illness will start in 2013.
Westfield, NJ 07090
Support and education for teens and young adults who are coping with grief due to death, illness, and other losses. Education, retreats and consultation available.
Lisa Athan, M.A.**
Grief Recovery Specialist
Executive Director of Grief Speaks
15 Cayuga Court
Springfield, NJ 07081
Services offered: Presentations on grief and loss for schools, colleges & universities, hospitals, agencies, and as a keynote for conferences, speaking to students, faculty and parents. A Grief Recovery Specialist seeing teens, adults, couples and families who are coping with different types of loss.
American & NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouses
Saint Clare's Behavioral Health Services
375 E. McFarlan St.
Dover, NJ 07801
Children's Art Therapy Program at Riverview
1 Riverview Plaza
Red Bank, NJ 07701
21 Lakeside Lane
Sewell, NJ 08080
Griefwork Center, Inc.
PO Box 5177
Kendall Park, NJ 08824
Hearts & Crafts Grief Counseling
60 E. Main Street
Ramsey, NJ 07446
PO Box 410
Montville, NJ 07045
JFK Medical Center:
Haven Children’s Program: Growing through Grief
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08818-3059
Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center
61 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Kids Connect/Parents Connect Bereavement Groups
The Wellness Community of Central New Jersey
3 Crossroads Drive
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Samaritan Center for Grief Support
5 Eves Drive
Marlton, New Jersey 08053
Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program
549 Pompton Ave., Ste. 197
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
SUDC serves families across the USA and beyond. We are not just a NJ-based organization.
Wings of Hope Programs for Continuing Support Services
PO Box 443
Medford, NJ 08055
My Sister's Kids
Peer support for Children, Teens & Families
1800 E. Broad St.
Malaga, NJ 08328
Peer support groups meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. We meet @ 6:30 PM for a meal followed by our peer support defined by age.
Walk in the Sunshine
Walk In Sunshine seeks to provide immediate financial assistance to families who have lost a young child in the New Jersey area while providing comprehensive online resources for families around the world trying to come to grips with the most difficult of losses.
If you would like to apply for financial resources please fill out the following form found on this page: https://www.walkinsunshinecharity.org/for-nj-families
(* NAGC Organizational Member)
(** NAGC Member & Individual Practitioner)