No One Has to GriEve Alone

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

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How Can COPE Help You

Those of us living with the loss of a child are often left to deal with our pain alone.

Having experienced profound loss ourselves, COPE families understand the pain, frustration, and isolation those in mourning often experience.

COPE connects individuals who have experienced similar losses by offering ongoing emotional support, spiritual and therapeutic programs, as well as appropriate resources and referrals. By providing help and support, we enable grieving individuals to find strength from within to face the difficult journey that lies ahead.

COPE’s Camp Erin ® NYC

A bereavement camp for children 7-17
“Where Children Learn to Grieve and Heal”

COPE’S Camp Erin® NYC is a bereavement camp for children ages 7-17 who have lost a parent, sibling, or loved one. It is a FREE weekend filled with traditional fun camp activities, emotional support, and grief education. COPE’S Camp Erin NYC is a magical weekend of hope and healing facilitated by trained volunteers and expert bereavement professionals.

This year, due to COVID concerns, we offered a one-day, day camp on August 28th, at Mohawk Day Camp, located in White Plains, NY- one hour from NYC.

In Memory Of

COPE Memorial Labyrinth

With dedicated bricks supporting COPE and the grieving community

Memory Wall

Add a message for your loved one.

In Loving Memory

Share a picture of your loved one

Programs

Parent Support

Having the support from other parents who can understand is life saving.

Sibling Support

Offering the understanding from others who have also lost a sibling.

Teen Support

A group for teens grieving together.

COPE Blog

Healing Tip – November 2021

Reflections on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and Planning for National Children’s Grief Awareness Month Grief impacts the entire family. Recent research on grief in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic estimates that each death affects nine surviving...

President’s Message – October 2021

My goal as board president is to assure the sustainability of COPE and support our essential programs and our talented and compassionate staff. I have been on the board for almost 10 years, three of them as board president, and I am deeply committed to assuring that...

Sibling Column – October 2021

From Katharine Heaton   The other night I spent a moment with my sister in a dream and it bothered me more than anything. She’d never want me to be upset by her presence, but the thing is I haven’t seen her in over 2 years - at all. In this dream she was healthy...

President’s Message – September 2021

We are nearing the end of a difficult summer season. This year, many of us lived through record breaking heat, dangerous storms and floods, and fires out west that destroyed communities and blanketed the whole country in smoke. And of course, there is still our...

Healing Tip of the Month – September 2021

"Identifying and Supporting Your Individual Grieving Style"   It has become a commonly accepted idea that there exists a number of different learning styles. Some children learn better through listening, others through watching, and still others by writing or...

President’s Message – May 2021

May brings Mother’s Day so I googled “who started Mother’s Day” and learned that a woman, Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, started Mother's Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. I know certain holidays are just...

Healing Tip – November 2021

Reflections on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and Planning for National Children’s Grief Awareness Month Grief impacts the entire family. Recent research on grief in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic estimates that each death affects nine surviving...

President’s Message – October 2021

My goal as board president is to assure the sustainability of COPE and support our essential programs and our talented and compassionate staff. I have been on the board for almost 10 years, three of them as board president, and I am deeply committed to assuring that...

Sibling Column – October 2021

From Katharine Heaton   The other night I spent a moment with my sister in a dream and it bothered me more than anything. She’d never want me to be upset by her presence, but the thing is I haven’t seen her in over 2 years - at all. In this dream she was healthy...

President’s Message – September 2021

We are nearing the end of a difficult summer season. This year, many of us lived through record breaking heat, dangerous storms and floods, and fires out west that destroyed communities and blanketed the whole country in smoke. And of course, there is still our...

Healing Tip of the Month – September 2021

"Identifying and Supporting Your Individual Grieving Style"   It has become a commonly accepted idea that there exists a number of different learning styles. Some children learn better through listening, others through watching, and still others by writing or...

President’s Message – May 2021

May brings Mother’s Day so I googled “who started Mother’s Day” and learned that a woman, Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, started Mother's Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. I know certain holidays are just...

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Beautifully crafted pendants ​with ​our COPE logo are now available for purchase.

Designed ​with love and​ made exclusively for COPE.

Just in time for the holidays!

A meaningful piece you and your loved one can cherish forever and a great way to support other bereaved parents, sibling, kids and families.

Available for a $85 donation per pendant.  Click here to order now.

Thank you to Solomon’s Fine Jeweler’s for their support.  Visit them at solomonsfinejewelers.com

Questions? Email us at: pendant@copefoundation.org

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