Programs in New York

A Caring Hand*
Founded in Memory of  Billy Esposito, Inc.
303 5th Ave.Suite 806
New York, NY 10001
(212) 229-CARE (2273)
We provide bereavement services for children and teens ages 4-18 and their primary caregivers in our New York City location. Our goal is to meet the needs of a child, teen, and family in a variety of ways with our group program and other services.

Bereavement Center of Westchester*
670 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 787-6158
BCW is a comprehensive community bereavement support program for children through adults.  Programs include The Tree House Program for children between the ages of 4-18 whose parent or sibling has died and their surviving parent or guardian, a School Outreach Program, Adult Bereavement Groups, Individual Counseling and a Community Outreach Program.

Camp Good Mourning!*
PO Box 499
Huntington NY 11743
Camp Good Mourning! is a Long Island-based 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides FREE bereavement camp programs for Long Island children, ages 7 - 17, who are coping with the loss of a parent and/or sibling.

The Sanctuary - National Grief Support Network*
PO Box 795
Larchmont, NY 10538
(914) 834-6763

Camp Erin Albany
The Community Hospice
246 Manny’s Corners Road
Albany, NY 12010
(518) 724-0200
Camp Erin is a free, weekend bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It is a fun, traditional camp combined with grief education, peer bonding, and emotional support led by grief support professionals and trained volunteers.

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.

Camp Erin New York City
The COPE Foundation
P.O Box 1251
Melville, NY 11747
(914) 552-6919                                                                                                                                                                                           
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.

Camp Good Grief of Staten Island*
PO box 141046
Staten Island NY 10314
(888) 507-4474
Camp Good Grief provides a free weekend camp twice annually for children ages 7 to 16 who have suffered the death of a parent, sibling or significant care giver. It is our mission to provide a safe setting for youngsters to grieve the loss of a loved one, an opportunity to share their unique experiences with others who have similar losses, provide feelings of hope and a sense of community, and provide coping skills in a place of creativity where they can express their emotional needs while having fun.

Center for HOPE, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center*
1981 Marcus Ave
Lake Success, NY 11042
(718) 470-3123

The Community Hospice - Bereavement Services*
Camp Erin & Wave Riders Programs

159 Wolf Road, 1st floor
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 694-4980
Services offered to support children/teens throughout the Capital Region: one-on-one and family counseling, group sessions, weekend camp.

P.O. Box 1251
Melville, NY 11747
(516) 484-4993
COPE is a grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents, siblings and families living with the loss of a child.

Crater Community Hospice, Inc.*
3916 S. Crater Road   
Petersburg, New York 23805   
Full service home hospice care to all ages, bereavement care, community education on all aspects of end-of-life care and bereavement.

East End Hospice*
PO Box 1048   
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978   
East End Hospice is a NYS certified hospice that provides care for the terminally ill their families and loved ones. East End Hospice proudly brings a nurse coordinated team of seasoned health care professionals and volunteers whose mission it is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and families who come to us for care. Supporting families through grief and bereavement is an essential component of East End Hospice, including a comprehensive children’s bereavement program and Camp Good Grief—a highly acclaimed day camp for children aged 4-16 now in its 19h year.

Emma's Place, Staten Island Grief and Loss Center for Children and Families*
1000 Richmond Terrace 
Cottage Row, Cottage D
Staten Island, NY 10301
Staten Island 's only year round 501c3 grief education and counseling program and free standing Grief Center. Emma's Place offers year round grief education trainings to local schools and area professionals, Group and individual counseling and special events.

Experience Camps*
Monticello, New York
Experience Camps are one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. 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. It's a home away from home. And just about everyone will tell you..."It's the best week of the year".

Friends of Karen, Inc.*
118 Titicus Road, P.O. Box 190
Purdy's, NY 10578
(800) 637-2774

Harbor Lights Child & Family Support*
Harbor Lights Foundation
Pleasantville, NY
The mission of Harbor Lights Foundation is to support children, teens and families coping with loss in Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the surrounding areas. We do this by helping to create an environment where kids – and the adults in their lives – have the resources they need as they navigate the grieving process. Our guiding principle is simple: we believe that it’s crucial for children to find solace and comfort in every aspect of their lives, whether they’re with family and friends, in school, or elsewhere in their community. The Harbor Lights Foundation is committed to providing support, education, and resources with family and friends, peers, educators, and community organizations so that children dealing with illness or grief have an intricate support network available in every part of their lives. Core activities at Harbor Lights include: - Individual and group support (children, teens and families) - Social activities (children, teens, peers, families, parents) - School outreach (teacher support, grief counseling, curriculum, faculty workshops) - Community support, leader education, and workshops.

HOPE for Bereaved, Inc.*
4500 Onondaga Blvd. 
Syracuse, NY 13219 
(315) 475-9675
13 support groups a month, one-on-one counseling; monthly newsletter.  Educational & training workshops. 

Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley*
6805 US Hwy 11
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-3105

HUGs from Cara (Help Understanding Grief)*
107 Mary Street
Auburn, NY13021
HUGs from Cara is helping children and families in our community by holding monthly support meeting and educating the schools and community about grieving children's needs.

Karen L Goldman, LMHC,BCPC/ Staten Island Grief Center  **
1076 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
(347) 850-2322
Services offered:
Staten Island Grief Center opening: President/Founder, Clinical Director Karen L Goldman, LMHC,BCPC
Not-for-Profit Grief Center for bereaved Staten Island Children and Families. Individual and group counseling, art therapy program offered.

A Program of South Nassau Communities Hospital          
1420 Broadway
Hewlett, New York 11557            
SIBSPLACE  is a free therapeutic program of South Nassau Communities Hospital.  The program serves children ages 5-17, who are living with a sibling with cancer or another devastating illness, or a parent with cancer. Our door is opened to all children no matter what hospital is treating their loved one. Peer support services to address issues of anticipatory grief are offered twice weekly. Parent support group is available weekly because each member of a family is impacted by traumatic illness, a 6 week summer camp experience, bereavement services and a monthly pre-teen and teen group is offered to support our SIBSPlace families, effectively.

1 Penn Plaza   
New York    New York    10119   
Soaringwords’ mission is to lessen the negative impact of serious illness by embracing hospitalized children, families and staff, encouraging positive health and healing. Soaringwords provides fun, creative and educational activities both in person and online based on positive psychology concepts that enhance well-being in the midst of illness. Soaringwords is unique because it is the only organization that motivates ill children and their families to “pay it forward” which fosters altruism, reciprocity, empathy, well-being and resilience.

St. Catherine's Center for Children*          
40 North Main Ave         
Albany, NY 12203             
St. Catherine's Byron Center for Loss and Healing is dedicated to providing support, education, and sanctuary to children and families who have suffered significant loss. Individual and group sessions are available. Individuals, both children and adults, can benefit from the services of the Byron Center. The Byron Center also serves groups, community agencies, schools, and other entities that represent people who may be affected by loss.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 22nd floor
New York, NY 10005
(888) 333-AFSP

Calvary Hospital-Pastoral Care Department
1740 Eastchester Rd.
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 518-2125

Camp HOPE, children's bereavement camp for ages 7-13
Niagara Hospice Inc.

4675 Sunset Drive
Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 280-0777

The Caring Circle
45 Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 666-4228

Caring Circle Children's Bereavement Program/Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam
540 White Plains Road, Ste 300
Tarrytown, New York 10591
(914) 666-4228

Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
542 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-6773

The Center for Support & Healing
Catholic Charities, Brooklyn Queens

66 Boerum Place
191 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, N.Y.  11201
(718) 722-6214
The Center for Support & Healing serves grieving children ages 3-adolescent and their parents/caregivers.   Trained volunteers work with children using storytelling, play therapy, arts & crafts, letter writing, drawing etc. Caregivers and other grieving adults can be part of the adult support group during the child/teen sessions.  The group is led by trained bereavement facilitators. The program runs from January to June, closes for the summer and re-opens from September to December.  Sessions are held two Saturdays a month. The Center is open to the community regardless of religious affinity and this service is free of charge to the community.

The Children's Grieving Center
800 Stony Brook Court
Newburgh, NY 12550
(800) 924-0157

Coping After Suicide Teen Group
Coping After Suicide
45 W 54th St, Suite 3C
New York, NY 10019
National Zoom support group for teen survivors of suicide loss. The group is professionally facilitated, meets in 10-session cycles, and there's a fee to register. To ensure a safe space for meaningful sharing, space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A brief phone conversation is required before joining the group (and for teens under 18, a conversation with a parent/guardian also). Email Joanne Harpel at for more information.

Good Shepherd Hospice
245 Old Colony Road
Melville, NY 11747
(631) 465-6300

Gilda's Club Westchester
Gilda's Club Westchester
80 Maple Ave
White Plains, New York 10601
United States
(914) 644-8844

Cancer affects the entire family. Gilda’s Club Westchester offers the area’s only ongoing support for children and teens who are living a life affected by cancer – their own diagnosis, that of loved one, or the death of a loved one- through age-appropriate support groups, individual counseling sessions, social events, camps and workshops. The Children, Teens and Families Program (CTF) is designed to be a place for children and teens to learn, have fun, care and share, while being supported by our professional staff and trained volunteers.

Haven Grief Counseling Center - Grieving Children's Program
703 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 370-1666

Hospice Care Network
99 Sunnyside Blvd.
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 832-7100
14 Shore Lane, Bayshore, NY 11706
(631) 666-6863

The Hospice Grief Center
Hospice of Central New York and of the Finger Lakes

990 7th North Street
Liverpool, NY 13088-6168
(315) 634-1100

Healing Hearts
United Hospice of Rockland

11 Stokum Lane
New City, NY 10956

The Health Center of Long Island College Hospital
339 Hicks Street
Dept of Soc Wk.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-1899

Hospice of Chenango County
21 Hayes St.
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 334-3556

Jewish Board of Family & Children Services
120 W 57th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 632-4692

Kids Cape Camp
108 Steelue Avenue
Glovesville, NY 12078
(518) 725-4545

Metropolitan Hospice of Greater New York
6323 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220-4711
(718) 921-7900

The Neighborhood House
132 Clyde Street, Suite 10A
West Sayville, NY
(631) 589-0055
The Neighborhood House offers support groups on Long Island for children and adults grieving the loss of a family member or loved one due to suicide or overdose. Through our specialized support groups we provide a unique community experience in which participants share a home-cooked dinner together, engage in professionally-led support groups with peers, and work cooperatively in expressive art therapy activities. Our groups meet weekly for 8-week cycles throughout the year. There is no cost for participants to attend. Please call for more information.

New Insights, Inc.
PO Box 5027
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 893-2012

The Roberts Wahls Bereavement Center
30 Broadway, Suite 210
Kingston, NY 12401
(800) 522-9132

South Nassau Communities Hospital
2277 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
(516) 546-1370

St. Mary's Hospital for Children
29-01 216th Street
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 281-8852

Storm Clouds & Rainbows
3580 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY 14215-2045
(716) 836-6460

The Schnurmacher Family Bereavement & Trauma Center
480 Old Westbury Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
(516) 299-5373

Melanie S. Francis, LCSW
116 West 23rd St., Suite 500
New York, New York 10011
(212) 858-9101

Journeys Program
Valley Home Care, Inc.

15 Essex Rd., Ste. 409
Paramus, NY 07652
(201) 291-6000 x7133
Journeys serves children 3 thru teens coping with the life threatening illness or death of a family member.  We offer individual, family and group therapy.  The program is run by Masters level credentialed art therapists (ATR-BC) who also have LPC's.  There is a moderate fee for the program.
Laura V. Loumeau-May, MPS, ATR-BC, LPC

Visiting Nurse Hospice Care Bereavement Program
1250 Broadway
New York, NY 10001-3797
(212) 609-1979

Wounded Healers Bereavement Support Group, Inc.
511 Westlake Street
Horseheads, NY 14845
(315) 568-5227

(* NAGC Member)
(** NAGC Member & Individual Practitioner)