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.

How COPE Can Help You

“After the loss of my daughter, Michelle, I didn’t think I would ever recover, ever survive the pain, ever live again. Over the past thirty-two years, I have rediscovered life again – a life that includes my daughter, Michelle, and a love that is forever”
– Lilly Julien, COPE Founder and President Emerita

Started by bereaved parents in 1999, COPE is a nonprofit grief and healing organization that supports and connects grieving individuals with others facing similar losses through professionally led support groups for parents, adult siblings, and young adults, healing workshops, a grief support phone line, a bereavement camp for children and parent/caregivers, and trainings for community partners.

Having experienced profound loss ourselves, COPE families understand the pain, frustration, and isolation those in mourning often experience. By providing practical resources and emotional support, we help grieving individuals find strength and hope in knowing they do not have to face this journey alone.

Upcoming Events

June 2024

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Camp Erin Cope

August 23-25, 2024

A bereavement camp for youth ages 7 to 17 grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.

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Connect With COPE

Support Groups

Peer support groups facilitated by licensed clinicians offer a space for grieving individuals to share their experiences, give and receive support, and find tools to cope with their loss.

Workshops

Workshops facilitated by grief professionals educate families on how to cope with their loss by offering community and providing tools for support and healing.

Trainings

COPE offers professional bereavement and grief workshops on a variety of topics through the lens of holistic care and social justice.

Camp Erin NYC

A free weekend long grief support camp for children and teenagers ages 7 – 17, who have experienced the death of a loved one with an optional corresponding caregiver retreat.

25th Anniversary Golf Outing

Monday, June 3, 2024

North Hills Country Club | Manhasset, NY

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Golf Outing Honoree

Douglas Newton

Senior Managing Director & Co- Founder
CC Capital

Board Member of COPE

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Parent Honoree

Sherry Radowitz, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Grants & Sponsored Programs, Molloy University

Board Member & Co-Treasurer of COPE

Recent News

In Memory

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In partnership with @pinelawnmemorialpark, join us for a free online workshop, where facilitator Dr. Tashel Bordere will focus on cultural challenges involved in coping with loss. The presentation will address ways that grieving individuals may be disenfranchised and faced with Bordere’s (2014, 2016) concept of “suffocated grief” wherein individual and communities are penalized or punished for their bereavement needs, grief, and mourning practices. The presentation will discuss strategies to disrupt oppression of grieving families and communities.

To register: visit our link in bio, click “upcoming events,” click “view detail” under this event, and sign-up via Pinelawn’s Eventbrite page!
Join us for our next COPE x Lifetime Syosset class! @lifetime.life 

Gentle Yoga with Bridget
Monday, June 17 at 2pm

Please note, props and yoga mats will be provided. Just bring yourself, a water bottle, and ID—check-in at the front desk before going upstairs to the yoga room.

RSVP via email to info@copefoundation.org

*You don't need to be a member of Lifetime to attend! All are welcome.*
🚨THIS MONDAY!!🚨

Join us in celebrating 25 years of COPE at our Annual Golf Outing!

Visit www.copegolfouting.org to learn more about registration and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, email info@copefoundation.org.
Tomorrow’s COPE x Life Time class has been postponed to a later date. We will be sure to share the next opportunity soon!
If Mother's Day is challenging for you, we send you love, hope, and care.
If Mother's Day is joyful for you, we share in your celebration.
If Mother's Day is a combination of the two, we wish you support, compassion, and peace as you navigate the day.
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We welcome you to share this post with your friends and family, giving recognition to all emotions and experiences on days like today.
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We're just a couple days away from our special benefit performance of The Medium... The Music... and ME! with DonnaD Lipari on Saturday, May 11. In addition to general admission, we have special VIP tickets available, which include a small group reading with Donna on June 21, 2024 at 7pm.

Secure your tickets today by going to our link in bio, clicking upcoming events, selecting this event, and purchasing via Eventbrite! All proceeds go to supporting COPE.
Join us for our next COPE x Life Time Syosset class! @lifetime.life 

Gentle Yoga with Donna Horak
Saturday, May 25 at 2pm

Please note, props and yoga mats will be provided. Just bring yourself, a water bottle, and ID—check-in at the front desk before going upstairs to the yoga room.

RSVP via email to mpappas@lt.life

*You don't need to be a member of Life Time to attend! All are welcome.*
In partnership with @pinelawnmemorialpark, join us for a free online workshop, where facilitator Shelby Forsythia will guide you through a step-by-step process to grieve, release, and honor the person you used to be so that you can move forward feeling light and whole.

To register: visit our link in bio, click “upcoming events,” click “view detail” under this event, and sign-up via Pinelawn’s Eventbrite page!