Programs in Texas
Austin Center for Grief and Loss*
2413 Greenlawn Parkway
Austin, TX 78757
The Austin Center for Grief and Loss provides grief and trauma services to adults and children (3-17). Support groups for children who have experienced the death of a loved one are ongoing and meet twice monthly in the evening. Children's groups are divided by age in order to provide developmentally appropriate materials. Adult groups meet concurrently with the children's groups and are divided by the relationship of the loss. All new group members must participate in an orientation/intake session prior to attending their first group session. Grief and trauma therapy is also offered for individuals and families on a fee basis. Workshops, seminars, and retreats are offered for parents, leaders of faith-based groups, educational personnel, and professional counselors and social workers.
10050 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77054
Bo's Place is a non-profit bereavement center offering grief support services to children, families and adults. All grief supports groups are offered free of charge. Our groups are overseen by Bo's Place clinicians and led by trained volunteer facilitators. Bo's Place offers an Information and Referral Line with clinicians answering call and inquiries about Bo's Place services and other community grief support resources. Also offer support for concerned individuals wanting guidance as to how to support the bereaved. Bo's Place also offers Community Education and Training opportunities for professionals and volunteers working to support those in grief.
2904 Floyd Street
Dallas, Texas 75204
At Carson’s Village, a live Advocate gets to know a family immediately after they experience the trauma of death. We learn what motivates them, their financial situation and how they are emotionally handling the experience. With that knowledge, the Advocate prices out funeral home or cremation options to find financial solutions that meet a family’s needs. While Carson's Village is not funded to pay for funerals, we match them to financial resources and fundraising technology to supplement the high cost of burying our dead. We provide financial coaching, offer celebration of life recommendations, discuss protocols, assist with communications, and offer online content and resources. Once immediate needs are handled, the Advocate then explores the emotional and mental health of the family and connects them to Carson’s Village’s in-house peer-to-peer or group grief support resources or refers them to an external therapist or counselor when needed. Guiding the family back to a new normal and level of productivity is the ultimate goal of the Carson’s Village Advocate.
Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas - Elijah's Place Program*
2780 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77703
Elijah’s Place is a program to provide ongoing grief support services to children, ages 5 to 18, who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Support sessions for the children's parents/guardians are also provided
Children's Bereavement Center of the Rio Grande Valley
Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas
2302 S. 77 Sunshine Strip ste. 202
Our peer support group programs bring together youth and families with similar loss experiences to help normalize feelings, share experiences, and grieve the death of a loved one. Peer support programs are open-ended and offered free of charge. Each group meets twice per month in our beautiful homelike setting, which provides a safe, nurturing environment conducive to healing. We also offer private therapy sessions, for both the individual and family members, who are experiencing or anticipating the death of a loved one.Our parent organization is the Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas located in San Antonio.
Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas*
205 W. Olmos
San Antonio, TX 78212
Our peer support group programs bring together youth and families with similar loss experiences to help normalize feelings, share experiences, and grieve the death of a loved one. Peer support programs are open-ended and offered free of charge. Each group meets twice per month in our beautiful homelike setting, which provides a safe, nurturing environment conducive to healing. We also offer private therapy sessions, for both the individual and family members, who are experiencing or anticipating the death of a loved one.
Children's Grief Center of El Paso*
11625 Pellicano, Suite B
El Paso, TX 79936
Grief support for children, teens and their surviving parents or guardians; crisis response to the community; education to the community.
Christian Works for Children/GriefWorks*
5440 Harvest Hill Road, Suite 140
Dallas TX 75230
(800) 375-2229 | (972) 960-9981
Services Provided: Grief support program for children ages 5-18 and their families grieving the loss of a loved one. Counseling Services.
The Christi Center*
2306 Hancock Drive
Austin, TX 78756
The Christi Center creates a community through grief peer support groups for children, teens, families, and adults grieving the death of a loved one. We partner with area schools to provide individual support, peer-mentorship counseling, and support groups in schools. We build community capacity to support the needs of the grieving with education and training for professionals and volunteers. All support services are offered free, and are available at any point after the loss.
The Hope & Healing Place*
1721 S. Tyler
Amarillo, TX 79102
The Hope & Healing Place provides appropriate support groups for children, teens, families, and adult individuals. We provide a safe place in this difficult time in a child’s life, use expressive arts to tell the grief story of each child and family, and encourage the families in their grief journey.
611 N. Walnut Ave.
New Braunfels TX 78130
The Children's Grief Program of Hope Hospice provides support groups, camps, and counseling to families with children ages 3 and up who have experienced the death of a loved one. Services are not limited to families of Hope Hospice patients, but are open to the entire community
HUGS for Kids (Helping Understand Grief Service)
Hope House (Bethel Temple)
301 N. Ridgeway
Cleburne, Texas 76031
Journey of Hope Grief Support Center*
3900 West 15th Street, Suite 306
Plano, TX 75075
Rays of Hope Children's Grief Centre*
900 West Wall Street
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 684-KIDS (5437)
Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Centre is a community outreach of HospiceMidland. We provide peer support groups for children 4 years to 18 years who have experienced a loss due to death, divorce or other painful transition. Our goal at Rays of Hope is to provide a safe, neutral place for children to engage in the work of grief with their peers. It is our hope that children will be supported in understanding and accepting their new family unit, grow a stronger sense of self-esteem, and move towards healthy resolution of the changes that have taken place in their lives.
The WARM Place*
809 Lipscomb Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104-3121
The mission of The WARM Place is to provide grief support for children ages 3 ½ - 18 and their families as well as young adults 19-25 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Founded in 1989, The WARM Place has companioned over 38,000 children and their families along their grief journeys. The WARM Place’s program, led by trained volunteers, provides a safe environment for children to express feelings and emotions, as well as the opportunity to meet with children and families who are experiencing situations similar to their own. Families are never charged a fee for services, and there are no geographical limitations or time limits. Families are welcome to participate as long as the children are receiving benefit from the program.
When Jade Smiles
PO Box 1650
Mansfield Texas 76063
Provide financial and resource support to children up to the age of 18 who have lost a parent.
Bridges of Support
San Antonio, TX
West Texas Rehab/Hospice of San Angelo
P.O. Box 471
San Angelo, TX 76902
Grief support program for children and families in San Angelo, Texas offered twice a year during fall and spring school semesters
Camp Fire El Tesoro de la Vida Grief Camp- Camp Fire First Texas
2700 Meacham Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Hendrick Hospice Care
Abilene, TX 79601
Camp Courage is a three-day, two-night camp for children ages third through 12th grade who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death, divorce, separation, incarceration or deployment. Children participate in recreational activities that promote self-esteem, encourage self-healing, and provide an outlet for unexpressed emotions. In addition, with the help of specially trained counselors, campers develop healthy coping skills as a result of the variety of grief exercises offered, which ultimately help build trust and an understanding of the grief process.
Hendrick Hospice Care
Abilene, TX 79601
Club Courage is a six-week support group offered twice a year for children and teens, ages kindergarten – 12th grade, who are experiencing loss through death, divorce, separation, incarceration or deployment. Children participate in activities that promote self-esteem, encourage self-healing and provide an outlet for unexpressed emotions. The supportive environment helps each child develop healthy coping skills through a variety of grief exercises.
Footprints Children’s Grief Ministry
402A W. Palm Valley Blvd., Suite 335
Round Rock, TX 78664
The Footprints Children’s Grief Ministry mission is to serve children dealing with grief in a Faith-based environment that is safe and accepting of all emotions and to help the child identify and begin to understand and deal with the emotions regarding the loss. Footprints Children's Grief Ministry is a free community-wide program serving children between the ages of 6 and 18 and their families who are experiencing grief and loss due to death or divorce. We provide a safe caring environment in which children can learn to identify and cope with their emotions. Most importantly children can learn that "You are not alone."
4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
The Hospice of East Texas
4111 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75701
H.U.G.S. For Kids
Bethel Temple Assembly of God in Cleburne
501 N. Ridgeway
Cleburne, TX 76033
H.U.G.S. is a free grief service for children ages 5-18 which is faith based and focuses on creating community through the use of a curriculum called SHIFT. This is a 13 week program which uses crafts, art, games and group support to help children and teens who have experienced a loss through death.
Lean On Me
Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 South Alameda
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
Grief & Loss Center of North Texas
4316 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214
Lighthouse for New Hope
2717 Motley Drive
The Lighthouse for New Hope established in 2002 is a grief and loss center serving children ages 5 to 18 yrs old and their adult caregivers in Dallas county and surrounding areas at no cost to the participants. This is a curriculum guided program using art, games, music, and fun activities to facilitate healing in children's lives, the support groups meet weekly for 14 weeks in the Fall and 14 weeks in the Spring and 8 weeks in the Summer.
Project Joy and Hope for Texas
PO Box 5111
Pasadena, TX 77508
Trauma Support Services of North Texas
407 North Cedar Ridge Rd. Suite 315
Duncanville, TX 75116
Our mission is to provide therapy and support services for trauma survivors, their family members, and witnesses of traumatic events.
Hospice of Witchita Falls
4909 Johnson Rd.
Witchita Falls, TX 76310
Building Bridges is an 8 week, no cost program for grieving children, teens and their families who have experienced loss through death.
Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center
150 Hillcrest Medical Blvd.
Waco, TX 76712
A 6 week family-based grief support group in Waco, TX for children, grades K-12, and their parents or guardians. Children are provided with a safe place to express their feelings about the loss through activities with others their age. Concurrently, parents and guardians attend their own group to discuss how to help children process grief in a healthy manner. Groups are provided at no cost to families and facilitated by trained volunteers.
6317 Malvey Ave.
Ft Worth, Texas 76036
Camp Cullin is a retreat from grief for siblings of loss and their parents. We can't always answer the "Why?" but we can help with the "What now?" by providing creative grief activities & strategies for children and their parents to apply at home.
SAM's Place (Same As Me Place)
Grief & Loss Center of North Texas
4316 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214
We offer loving, nurturing grief support to children ages 4 - high school seniors and their families at our center and on school campuses along with a full adult grief support program. All of our services, including individual sessions, are free of charge.
(* NAGC Organizational Member)