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.

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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

The Annual COPE Walk

COPE Walk – October 3rd, 2021

Honor the loved ones we have lost and support grieving families in need. Click below to register, sponsor and get involved.

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

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...

Parent Column – April 2021

From Karen and Jim Hom   Brian Hom   As we reflect on the loss of our son, Brian James Hom we cannot seem to grasp the reality that time is passing us by, while we feel that Brian just left us yesterday. It’s been 10 years since we lost Brian in a car...

COPE Welcomes our Board Member Jen Schwartz

Jen Schwartz graduated Long Island University at CW Post in 2007 with a Master's Degree in School and Mental Health Counseling and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and Psychology from Lehigh University. During her graduate school internship, Jen co-facilitated a...

Lilly’s Inspirational Thoughts – March 2021

I recently came across a grief exercise I did many years ago which helped me trust in my intuition and its potential to guide me.   The exercise was to answer these 5 questions with the first thoughts that came to mind.   1) What have I lost?  My...

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...

Parent Column – April 2021

From Karen and Jim Hom   Brian Hom   As we reflect on the loss of our son, Brian James Hom we cannot seem to grasp the reality that time is passing us by, while we feel that Brian just left us yesterday. It’s been 10 years since we lost Brian in a car...

COPE Welcomes our Board Member Jen Schwartz

Jen Schwartz graduated Long Island University at CW Post in 2007 with a Master's Degree in School and Mental Health Counseling and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and Psychology from Lehigh University. During her graduate school internship, Jen co-facilitated a...

Lilly’s Inspirational Thoughts – March 2021

I recently came across a grief exercise I did many years ago which helped me trust in my intuition and its potential to guide me.   The exercise was to answer these 5 questions with the first thoughts that came to mind.   1) What have I lost?  My...

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