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Want to Make an Impact? Here's Why & How to Donate

1 in 14 children, or 54,130 children are estimated to be bereaved by the age of 18 in the state of Connecticut (CBEM, 2022). Giving to The Cove Center for Grieving Children offers children and teens who have experienced the death of a close loved one receive peer support led by licensed clinicians and supported by trained bereavement volunteers. All Cove programs are completely FREE to families. Unresolved grief can have enormous negative consequences for the health and wellbeing of these children, and many cannot afford group support at for-profit agencies. Your gift will help these children move through life with hope and healing.

Ways to Give

Make an Individual or Recurring Donation

Make a donation using credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay. You can opt to make a one-time or recurring gift. Every gift counts! All of our donation platforms are secure. 

Make a One-Time Donation Using PayPal

Use your PayPal account to make a quick and easy donation to support grieving families. Use the yellow button to donate with PayPal.

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Make a Matching Gift

Speak with your company or place of employment about matching gift opportunities. Ask your philanthropy or HR team about their matching gift program and encourage them to match your donation to The Cove.

Use Donor Advised Funds

Recommend a one-time or recurring gift using your Donor Advised Funds by mailing a check and letter or using the widget below. 

Donate Stock

Donate stock to grow your donation over time. Please contact your stockbroker along with The Cove's Executive Director, Allison Gamber to set up your gift for tax purposes. 

Make a Planned Gift

Plan your gift to The Cove by setting up a donation from your will, trust, or IRA. To make a planned gift, reach out to Allison Gamber for more information. 

Programs Your Donation Will Support

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Camp Compassion

Camp Compassion is an overnight bereavement support camp for children and teens ages 6-17. Activities include traditional fun camp games, therapy animal cuddles, Journey dance, healing ceremonies to honor loved ones, and so much more. 

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Family Program

Our Family Program operates at 5 Cove Sites throughout CT to serve children and their families who are grieving the death of a close loved one. Children and caregivers receive peer support and engage in meals and activities which promote hope & healing.

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Expressive Arts & Other Sessions

The Cove offers Expressive Arts groups throughout the summer and fall, and more activities for children, caregivers, and parents of grieving children. 

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Virtual Group Support

The Cove offers several virtual programs for grieving teens, caregivers of grieving children, and grieving young adults ages 18-25. We offer this to ensure the program is accessible for a variety of ages and experiences across the state. 

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Professional Trainings

The Cove provides bereavement support trainings to clinicians, school support staff, pediatric settings, and so many other professionals so that they will feel equipped to support grieving students or clients. Interested in setting up a training for your school, hospital, or clinical staff? Contact Program Coordinator Brooke Viens below. 

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