Center-Based Programming

Our Center-Based Program offers free peer support groups for children and teens age 5-18 who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Peer support and a caring adult presence help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness children often experience after a death.

  • Grief support groups in 4 locations – East Falls, West Philadelphia, South Philadelphia and Lower Northeast Philadelphia.
  • Creative activities and games allow children and teens to express their thoughts and feelings about the death.
  • Groups are divided by age and developmental level
  • Concurrent cargiver group provides support for adults raising a grieving child

We use a model of peer support, adult mentoring, and therapeutic play and creative expression – enabling children to respond in constructive ways and to discover skills for growing through their grieving process. We do not charge families for our services.