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Bereavement - The Center for H.O.P.E.

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Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York is committed to creating a place of healing and hope where children and families can come together in their journey of grief. The Center for HOPE (Healing, Opportunity, Perseverance, Enlightenment) offers programs intended to meet the needs of the entire family providing support and help to bereaved children, adolescents and their parents through developmentally age appropriate groups and short term counseling. The Center also specializes in meeting the needs of parents who have experienced the devastating loss of a child. These groups are provided free of charge and facilitated by certified social workers and compassionate, caring trained volunteers.

Groups for Children ages 4-18 Who Have Experienced the Death of a Parent or Sibling

These children meet in age appropriate groups while their parent or guardian meets in an adult group at the same time. All the groups talk about the same theme during this time, thereby enhancing communication between family members in their time of grief and loss. These groups meet throughout the year from September through June, and families can enter the groups at any point in time.

Groups for Parents Who Have Experienced the Death of a Child

Eight week close ended groups are offered several times a year to help parents cope with the devastating loss of a child.

Groups for Parents Who Have Had Perinatal Losses

Eight week close ended groups are offered for parents experiencing perinatal losses or stillbirths

Contact Information:

  • Bereavement Coordinator - 516-216-5194
  • Department of Social Work - 718-470-3124
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