Programs in Texas

Austin Center for Grief and Loss*
2413 Greenlawn Parkway
Austin, TX 78757
512-472-7878
http://www.austingrief.org/
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.

Bo's Place*
10050 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 942-8339
http://bosplace.org
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.

Camp Erin Central Texas (Austin)
Hospice Austin
4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78759
(512) 342-4784
https://www.hospiceaustin.org/about-hospice-austin/camperin/
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 Dallas/ Fort Worth
ChristianWorks for Children
6320 LBJ Freeway, Suite 126
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 960-9981
https://www.christian-works.org/grief/camp-erin/
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.

Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas - Elijah's Place Program*
PO Box 829
Beaumont, TX 77704
(409) 924-4426
http://www.catholiccharitiesbmt.org
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 or whose parents' are seperated or divorced. 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
Harlingen,Texas 78550
956.368.4065
www.cbc-rgv.org
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
(210) 736-4847
http://www.cbcst.org
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
(915) 532-6004
http://cgcelpaso.org
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
http://www.christian-works.org/
Services Provided: Grief support program for children ages 5-18  and their families grieving the loss of a loved one. Counseling Services. Camp Erin Dallas-Fort Worth.

The Christi Center*
2306 Hancock Drive
Austin, TX  78756
(512) 467-2600
http://www.christicenter.org
For 25 years, The Christi Center has provided free, ongoing grief support services to Central Texans adjusting to life after the death of a loved one.  We impact over 3,000 grieving children, teens and adults annual through support groups and community education on grief and bereavement. We connect grieving families with others who have experienced loss of a similar nature through peer-based support groups (we offer 21 groups a month). We also offer information/referral, crisis intervention to communities (schools, businesses, churches, etc.) that have experienced a significant loss, as well as training/education on grief and bereavement. All of our services are open-ended and free of charge to families who are grieving.

The Hope & Healing Place*
1721 S. Tyler
Amarillo, TX 79102
(806) 371-8998
http://hopeandhealingplace.org
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.

Hope Hospice*    
611 N. Walnut Ave.         
New Braunfels  TX 78130              
(830)358-5300
http://www.hopehospice.net
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  

Journey of Hope Grief Support Center*
3900 West 15th Street, Suite 306
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 964-1600
http://johgriefsupport.org

Rays of Hope Children's Grief Centre*
900 West Wall Street
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 684-KIDS (5437)
http://raysofhopemidland.org
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
(817) 870-2272
http://thewarmplace.org
The WARM Place  is a non-profit agency which provides ongoing peer support services for children, ages 3-18, and the adults who bring them, who have been affected by the death of someone close to them. We also provide a continuing program of community education and outreach.

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
(210) 445-2814
http://www.bridgesofsupport.org

Building Bridges
Hospice of San Angelo

PO Box 471
San Angelo, TX 76902
(325) 658-6524
www.hospiceofsanangelo.org

Camp Fire El Tesoro de la Vida Grief Camp- Camp Fire First Texas
2700 Meacham Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76137
817-831-2111
http://www.campfirefw.org/youth/camps/

Footprints Children’s Grief Ministry
402A W. Palm Valley Blvd., Suite 335
Round Rock, TX 78664
512-705-5194
http://footprints.ocs-texas.com
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."

Hospice Austin
4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 342-4700
http://hospiceaustin.org

The Hospice of East Texas
4111 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 266-3400
http://www.hospiceofeasttexas.org

H.U.G.S-Helping Understand Grief Service
Bethel Temple Assembly of God
301 N. Ridgeway
Cleburne, TX 76033
United States
(817) 645-2781
http://www.bethelcleburne.org/
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
(361) 694-5763
http://www.driscollchildrenshospital.org

Grief & Loss Center of North Texas
4316 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 452-3105
http://www.mygriefandloss.org

Lighthouse for New Hope
2717 Motley Drive
Mesquite,TX 75150
972-226-3110
www.lighthousefornewhope.org
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
(866) JOY-HOPE
http://joyandhope.org

Trauma Support Services of North Texas
407 North Cedar Ridge Rd. Suite 315
Duncanville, TX 75116
(972) 709-4904
http://www.TSSNT.org/
Our mission is to provide therapy and support services for trauma survivors, their family members, and witnesses of traumatic events.

Building Bridges
Hospice of Witchita Falls

4909 Johnson Rd.
Witchita Falls, TX 76310
(940)691-0982
www.hospiceofwf.org
Building Bridges is an 8 week, no cost program for grieving children, teens and their families who have experienced loss through death.  
Sheryl Mahon,

Jamie's Place
Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center

150 Hillcrest Medical Blvd.
Waco, TX 76712
(254) 202-4325
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.

SAM's Place (Same As Me Place)
Grief & Loss Center of North Texas

4316 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX  75214
(214) 452-3105
www.mygriefandloss.org
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.  
Laurie Taylor,

 
(* NAGC Organizational Member)