Center-Based ProgrammingWe offer grief support groups for children and their caregivers at locations across the city. Groups are age-appropriate and meet once every other week from September through June. Click below to read more and register .
Community-Based ProgrammingWe partner with schools and community organizations to bring grief support services to children where they live. Groups occur during school hours and meet for eight consecutive weeks. Click below to learn more.
Professional Development TrainingDo you wish you knew how to support grieving children and their families? The link below will take you to The Center’s professional development trainings and opportunities as well as other resources
The Center for Grieving Children helps children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs.
Our programs offer free peer support groups for children and teens ages 4-18 who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Peer support and a caring adult presence help to reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness that children often experience after death. The Center has multiple locations around the city of Philadelphia. Creative activities and games allow children to express their thoughts and feelings about death. All groups are divided by age and developmental level to best tailor our support programs. The Center also offers concurrent caregiver groups to provide support for adults raising a grieving child. All Programs for grieving children and families are provided free of charge.