At The Cove Center for Grieving Children, we provide family and school-based programs utilizing the peer support group concept for helping children, teens and families work with their unresolved grief due to the death of someone significant in their lives.
The Family Program runs from September 2023 - June 2024 and is open to new applicants on a rolling basis. If you are interested in joining the Family Program, please complete the intake form below.
Please note that this button will lead you to our pre-registration intake form - it is not the full application for our Family Program. Once you complete this intake form, keep an eye out for our electronic Family Program Application which will be sent to your designated email.
Upon receiving your Family Program application, it will be forwarded to the site(s) of your choice and the site director will follow up with you to discuss your family’s needs and to see if the program is an appropriate fit.
Please allow 5-7 business days for this request to be processed.
If you would like to get involved in our summer program, please consider applying to our Weekend-Long Bereavement Camp, Camp Compassion. For more information and to apply, please visit here
The Cove specializes in helping children and adolescents who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. The Cove offers child-focused peer support groups through a twenty-session thematic program delivered under the direction of licensed professionals and trained volunteers.
During these two hour, twice-monthly sessions, grieving children learn healing and coping strategies and creative communication that help validate their feelings and guide them towards transforming their unresolved grief.
Children's experience, as well as their understanding and perception of the future, often does not incorporate the coping skills required to heal from loss. The result can be emotional and behavioral problems not easily recognized as grief by family, friends, and professionals.
In the Cove Family Program, families learn coping strategies to increase resilience in new ways with peer support and professional facilitation, while honoring the memory of a loved one who has died.
Please check out our
page for more information about our Family Program.
Thank you to the following organizations for supporting The Cove Family Program! Your support is very much appreciated!
The Guilford Foundation
The Branford Community Foundation
The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
The American Savings Foundation
Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation
George & Grace Long Foundation
The Petit Family Foundation