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The one year Anniversary of the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary was on December 14, 2013. Our hearts go out to the children and families of Newtown, CT. 

We have posted resources for children and families in Newtown and across the state of CT on our Resources Page.  Newtown Youth and Family Services has listings of supportive services. 
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CAMP ERIN CONNECTICUT

The Cove and The Moyer Foundation hosted a free
summer camp for children from across CT who are grieving
the death of a loved one or significant person in their life.
The Camp took place this year on June 6,7 & 8, 2014. Next year's camp is scheduled for June 5-7, 2015!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our History 

 

In 1989, when Mary Emswiler died suddenly of heart failure at the age of 39, her husband Jim began a long struggle to find help for himself and his three young children. Finally, frustrated by the lack of available services for grieving families, he formed the New England Center for Loss and Transition with a two-fold mission: to train human service professionals on dying and grief and to provide support services to adult grievers.

 The Cove Center for Grieving Children, a volunteer-driven program developed by the New England Center for Loss and Transition, was started in Guilford, Connecticut, in 1995 by Jim and his second wife, Mary Ann, and therapist Renée McIntyre. After an exhaustive study of the best national models available, this youth focused program was designed to help children and teens deal with grief. The Cove was separately incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) organization in 1998.

Beginning with six families in the first year, the program developed a solid working model that has steadily grown. Today, there are six Cove sites throughout the state serving hundreds of grieving children and family members through regular support sessions. The Cove also offers an outreach program that touches an additional 1,200 individuals in the State of Connecticut each year through community education, professional training, consultation and referral.

Click here for an overview of our organization.