Annual Appeal 


The Cove Center for Grieving Children is seeking your support so that we can fund our programs across the state of Connecticut.

We currently have 7 family sites in West Hartford, New Haven, Guilford, Meriden, Stonington, Easton (serving Fairfield County and Newtown) and East Hartford.   The Cove also provides Professional Development programming and community outreach as well as our "Good Grief" school program. We will partner with The Moyer Foundation to again offer Camp Erin CT for grieving children ages 6-17 years of age on June 2-4, 2017.

With your support we will continue to touch the lives of the children and families that we serve in meaningful ways, as demonstrated by the testimonials from several Cove families below. 


“Our 6 year old son has really benefited from making friends with other children who have had loved ones die. After his little brother died, he was very angry, but has now learned to deal with his anger in good ways. The Cove has also been a good resource for my husband and I in learning how children deal with grief and how to help them through it.”    
“My children had always felt "different" from their friends because they did not have a dad. The Cove helped them to see that they were not weird or alone. We have developed great friendships with the other families and I feel happy that my children have a place that can support them through their grief. We LOVE The Cove and the good work they do for so many families.” 

“We attended The Cove for over three years. The Cove provided the comfort and support we needed during a very difficult time as well as connecting us with others who related to our sadness. The Cove was a place for my children to meet others who have also experienced a profound loss and it gave them the feeling of belonging.”  

“The Cove is a place that is very effective in helping building and strengthening families. Where we can learn from other parents and kids and get guidance from facilitators.  It’s a place where my son is able to find friends when being a teen boy whose father has died can be torture in school… feeling so out of place, different and lonely.  At The Cove we can find hope, hope that we can endure, hope to make it as a single parent… and hope that my kids will maybe be ok after all that has happened.”   

 “The program has been amazing... it is a "safe" place where the kids all have loss and grief in common. They can express themselves freely without fear of being again the "different" one. They learn about ways to honor the memory of their missing loved one while moving on with their own lives. The volunteers are all so energetic and caring, they really enjoy helping others. There is such a need for this service in the community and these kids - and us as parents -  benefit so much by having this support group.”

These testimonials speak eloquently to the need to support our Family Cove sites. We also provide referrals, outreach, Professional Development Training and Cove “Good Grief” in schools programming. 

Your donation will help us support and expand our programs so we can serve more children and families in 2017. On behalf of the grieving children and families of The Cove, we thank you for your support.


Donors to Our Annual Appeal
FY 2016-17 
Thank You!

Our Annual Appeal was launched in late November 2016 and we thank those
who have contributed.

Joseph Barker Enterprises
Michael and Shelley Barker
Joan D. Cahill, LCSW in Memory of John Ivers
Gordon and Marjorie Cohen
DAS Distribution Inc. in Memory of Melissa C. Galka
Alison Gaudet, M.D.  in Memory of Angelika Cote
Frank LaDore and Family through Giving Tuesday
Christine Mastroianni
Bruce and Renee McIntyre through Giving Tuesday
Fred Milanovich
Richard L. Minton
Anne Stamatakis in Memory of Margaret Norma Hughes
Brenda Zambrello


Donors to Our Annual Appeal

Victor and Marjorie Adler
William Allard
Mary Andersen
Michael and Shelley Barker
Berlin Public Schools
Mark and Robin Bernier
Beth Biondi in Memory of Dave Roberts and Perry Maltese
Irene Birdsey in Memory of Jamie Dunn
Blakeslee Prestress, Inc.
Gertrude Brady
William J. and Claire W. Bright Fund
Renee Byland
Terri Buganski in honor of Tony Salvatore's dedication to CECA
Joan Cahill
Carolyn Cary in Honor of James and Mary Ann Emswiler
The Cence Family in Memory of Kimberley Cence
Bruce and Susan Clinton in Memory of our Parents
Robin Charney in Honor of Linda Brody Srebnik's Birthday
Gordon and Marjorie Cohen
Elizabeth Conlon in Memory of John Conlon
Nann Cooke
Louis and Betty Lou Cortigiano
Shawn Cowper
Bill and Sharon Crain
William and Tara Dahill in Memory of Bill and Betty Dahill
Alexandra Daitch in Honor of Renée McIntyre
Maureen Dalton in Memory of Kathryn Riley Golden
Donna Daly-Atherton in Honor of Eric Protulis
Eileen Davis
Ivelina Dean in Memory of John Dean
Anne Eisner in Memory of Matthew A. Levine
Johanna Fitzgerald
Carol Flament
Kathryn Flodquist
Anne Foley
Michelle Ferguson in Honor of Donna Perrone
Paul and Sandra Freudenstein
Vivian Glaser in Memory of Gisela Bullinger
Joe and Cindy Goldberg Family Foundation in Honor of Renee and Bruce McIntyre
Glenn Greenberg
David Greenblatt
Richard and Katherine Haffey
Michael and Mary Beth Hammond
Edward and Maria Hargus
The Holistic Nine Yards
Cary Hull
Claire Ivaldi
Cyndi Jennings in Memory of Michael Jennings
Kimberly Johnston in Memory of Tracy Johnston
Karina Klingner
Adam Klug
Rebecca Konstantino
Gary LaChance
JoAnn LaDuke in Memory of Doug Crowell
David Landino from D.L. Heritage Coin Rings
Bo Laraia
Geoffrey Liggett
Rocco and Laura Marando in Memory of Paul Marando
J. and Tammi McAraw
Edward McAuley, Jr.
Kelly McIntyre
Richard Minton in Memory of Sheila M. Minton
Catherine Neagle in Memory of Jamie Saxton
Salvatore Neri
New London Telephone Employee CSF
Donna Nickdow
Linda Nickerson in Honor of Bruce and Renee McIntyre
North Guilford Congregational Church
Amy Manacher Nulsen
Toni Page
Denise Perreault in Memory of Rachel A. Damato
Yaderia Pinnock
Cathy Plona
Jeff Roberts
Michael and Nancy Rohde
Michael and Lydia Rubino in Memory of Mary and Vincent Rubino
Kenneth Russo
Saint Timothy Roman Catholic Church
Kathleen Sauer
William Schmedlin
Steven Selden
James Sibilia
Jerry and Shawn Smith in Memory of Kyle E. Smith
Sharon Smith in Memory of Michael E. Smith
Alan Solinsky
Caroline Taylor
Stephen and Julie Terlizzi
Amy Vender
Dr. David Weil
Mary White
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Zelson