Please support The Cove with a gift to our Annual Appeal! 

Our thanks to those generous individuals who have donated thus far

Tickets are now available for our 2015 Hope Night Gala




Camp Erin Connecticut Registration is open for June 5-7, 2015.  The Cove and The Moyer Foundation have partnered to host a free summer camp for children from across CT who are grieving
the death of a loved one or significant person in their life.

We are also seeking Volunteer Big Buddies and Clinicians, as well as donations to support our ability to provide camp this year. 



December 14th marked the second Anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary.  Our hearts go out to the families and community at large during this difficult season. In honor of the children, the community has requested that people perform acts of kindness in their memory. 

Resources for grieving children can be found on our resources page, through the National Alliance for Grieving Children as well as by contacting The Cove for information on peer support programming at our Easton Site serving Newtown/Fairfield County and Camp Erin CT. 






The Cove Coordinating Office Staff

The Coordinating Office is located at: 250 Pomeroy Avenue, Suite #107, Meriden, CT 06450

Click on staff names to send an email.

Mary Andersen
Mary Andersen is the Executive Director and oversees and directs Cove activities that include: Cove family sites, professional development and school programming, Camp Erin, administration, community outreach, fund development, campaigns, grants and donor recognition, marketing, and day to day operations of The Cove.

Yannah Preta 
Yannah provides support for The Cove's programs, including the Family Program, "Good Grief" School Program, Camp Erin, Professional Development, as well as through community outreach and referrals.

Paula King 
Paula is responsible for supporting all fund development activities including special events, campaigns and donor recognition.

Jennifer Bilodeau
Jennifer is The Cove's part time bookkeeper.

Cove staff can be reached by dialing the following extentions at (203) 634-0500:
14 - Mary Andersen, Executive Director
15 - Yannah Preta, Program Coordinator
16 - Paula King, Fund Development Assistant
10 - Jennifer Bilodeau, Bookkeeper 

The Cove Family Sites

The Cove hosts Family Program support group meeting sites in community locations in the following areas in Connecticut:

  • Easton - Cathy Fisher, LCSW - Site Director
  • East Hartford - Karen Carney, LCSW - Site Director
  • Guilford - Michelle Dailey, LMFT - Site Director
  • Meriden - Barbara Giangreco, LMFT - Site Director
  • New Haven - Pam Tobin, LPC, CT - Site Director
  • Stonington - Jaime Miller, LCSW - Site Director
  • West Hartford - Valerie Cordiano, LMFT - Site Director

Once enrolled, participants are connected directly with the Director of their site.  Specifics on Cove Family Site locations are kept confidential from the general public to avoid "walk-ins" for group sessions, and to maintain confidentiality and respect for grieving children and families.

These sites can be contacted through The Cove Coordinating Office during regular office hours Monday through Friday.  Our phone number is (203) 634-0500. For general inquiries, email