Programs in Virginia
Comfort Zone Camp*
6606 West Broad Street, Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-2192 Ext. 204
Comfort Zone Camp is the nation's largest bereavement camp. Comfort Zone Camps are offered free of charge to children ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. The camps are held year-round in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. Comfort Zone Camps create an environment where grieving children can have fun and break the isolation death often brings, while learning valuable coping skills for their daily lives. Comfort Zone also hosts grief support groups for adults and children throughout the year, providing a network of support for the whole family. Click here to read more about Comfort Zone Camp
Full Circle Grief Center*
10611 Patterson Ave., Building 201
Richmond, VA 23238
Our mission is to provide comprehensive, professional grief support for children, families, and communities in Central Virginia.
Jewish Family Service/Dozoretz Center for Family Healing*
5000 Corporate Woods Dr. Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Specialized grief counseling services for children, teens, and their families. Collaboration/partnership with free local children and teen grief support groups: "Peace by Piece". Services are available to persons of all ages, races, religions, and economic situations.
716 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. B3
Newport News, Virginia 23602
KIDZ'NGRIEF is a Dougy Center modeled program for grieving children and teens that meets twice monthly and runs 10 groups each night. We also run an annual grief camp for kids (Mikey's Camp) in November. Our program offers servives to 3-24 year olds as well as to parents/guardians who bring them. We are sponsored by the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Bereavement Center.
TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)*
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(800) 959-TAPS (8277)
TAPS is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America's fallen military heroes. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, connections to community-based care, case work assistance and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge.
Hospice of the Piedmont
675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Through the Journeys program, Hospice of the Piedmont supports children and teens, ages 4 to 18, and their parents who are affected by the serious illness or the death of a loved one. Throughout the year, grief support groups are facilitated by a bereavement counselor and art therapists.
Community Grief and Loss Center
Family Service of Roanoke Valley
360 Campbell Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24016
Kids' Haven: A Center for Grieving Children
325 12th Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Good Samaritan Hospice
3825 Electric Road, Suite A
Roanoke, VA 24018
Grief Resource Center
3932 Springfield Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Fairfax County Mental Health
8348 Traford Lane, Suite 400
Springfield, VA 22152
Edmarc Hospice for Children
516 London Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation
1329 Alum Springs Road, Suite 102
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
The Sibling Program, offered by the Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation (GOCF), is available to children and teens ages 6 through 18 who have been impacted by the death of a sibling, or have a sibling coping with a chronic illness. Components of the program consist of peer-oriented support groups and recreational outings.
(* NAGC Organizational Member)