The COPE Foundation

COPE Healing Tip of the Month

Healing Tip for April—Creating new Rituals

Celebrating holidays, like Easter and Passover, can be challenging for grieving families. It will never be the same without your child or sibling but you can make some changes to make this time meaningful. It is special and appropriate to create some kind of ritual that acknowledges the person's absence. New rituals at the holidays allow you an opportunity to cherish the memories while creating new ways to cope. These will be different for each family but you might consider adding candle lighting, changing traditional foods to your child or sibling’s favorite food, sharing good memories around your holiday table. Whatever you choose to do, it can help you to not ignore the changes in your family and can give you the means to cope through painful and difficult emotions.

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A grief and healing organization
dedicated to helping parents and families
living with the loss of a child.

 

COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child.

Since 1999, COPE has connected individuals who have experienced similar losses by providing ongoing emotional, therapeutic and spiritual programs. These include monthly parent and sibling bereavement support group meetings, weekly art and movement therapy workshops, and a variety of special programs for our members mourning a child's passing, as well as the community.

In addition to assisting local families on Long Island, our COPEline (grief hotline) and COPE website have enabled us to also provide grieving individuals outside of Long Island with immediate support and resources and referrals. By providing help and support, COPE enables individuals grieving the death of a child to find strength from within to face the difficult journey that lies ahead.

Dedicated to the spirits of our children who have passed, COPE helps us to Connect Our Paths Eternally, sustaining and building upon the bonds of love and energy that connect us with our children.

- Lillian Julien, President and Founder, in memory of Michelle Julien

- Richard & Judy Berg, Co-Founders, in memory of David Berg

- Patti Greenberg, Co-Founder, in memory of Sharon Gallucci


The end of 2012 marks 13 years since COPE has been a non-profit foundation. Twenty-one years ago, my 20-year-old daughter, Michelle, lost her life in an auto accident.  Shortly after her passing, she came to me in a dream and said, "I'm okay, Mommy. You're the ones who aren't okay and you need to reach out and help each other."   Her message inspired what has become COPE, an acronym for Connecting Our Paths Eternally. “Since the inception of COPE, Michelle’s message has been my ongoing inspiration. Her energy is the driving force within me, and she continues to co-create the path of COPE.

I hope that COPE can be a source of comfort and help you to one day find your way back to life.

Wishing you comfort and peace ,,.
Lillian Julien, COPE President and Founder


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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COPE 2014 GOLF OUTING

Monday, May 19, 2014
The Muttontown Club in East Norwich, NY
Honoring Michael Corpuel and the Corpuel and Brown Families

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Grief Quest, A Book by COPE Founder, Lillian Julien
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