COPE is still here for you! COPE is taking all proactive and necessary steps to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among the families we serve, our staff, volunteers and community partners. COPE Telehealth Support COPE Needs You Now! The outbreak of the Coronavirus has raised overwhelming concerns about our health and safety and created uncertainty about the challenges that lie ahead. When we first started COPE more than 20 years ago, we struggled to keep it growing and - even though we have remained financially stable - this crisis threatens our sustainability. Support COPE Families Stay connected to COPE! COPE is here. We have said that no family in our community is alone. That is still true. We have said we are here for our families who need us now, and those who will need us tomorrow. That is still true. Let’s get through this together. Drop us a line and send your thoughts, feelings, and feedback to info@copefoundation.org or click below. Connect With COPE
 
MESSAGES OF THANKS FROM OUR COPE FAMILIES:
 
“When I lost my son Carmine at the tender age of 29, my world crashed. I thought I would go nuts. I found COPE and this group helped me cope with this unfathomable event. Through all the kind and unfortunate parents that attend these groups, I felt as if I was not alone, or like I was going crazy. I will forever be thankful for COPE.” – MG
 
“Forever grateful for the opportunity afforded me and my grandchildren when they lost their mother and maternal uncle.” – RJ
 
“It’s comforting to know that there is a place I can go where other people truly understand my pain.” – BC
 
“COPE grief support meetings have been my lifesaver at a time when I felt singled out and devastated over the loss of my son. Meeting with other parents going through similar losses has helped me every single day to continue on this journey. Knowing that you are not alone and being able to talk about your feelings is something I will need to do for a very long time.” – SS
 
“COPE literally saved my life. 6 years ago my son passed away suddenly. No warning. I was desperate for help. 2 years had passed and I was struggling immensely. By the Grace of God I found COPE. I am so grateful to all that work and volunteer at COPE.” – AC

Dear COPE Families and Friends,

The outbreak of the Coronavirus has raised overwhelming concerns about our health and safety and created uncertainty about the challenges that lie ahead.

When we first started COPE more than 20 years ago, we struggled to keep it growing and – even though we have remained financially stable – this crisis threatens our sustainability.

We ask you to please give what you can and to reach out to your networks to emphasize how important COPE is to you, your family and friends — and that it is critical that we continue to provide our emotional support services. If you had planned on attending any of our cancelled events, please consider donating what you would have for the events – or more.

Physical distancing doesn’t mean that we are alone—stand with us and together we can be a shining light in the face of uncertainty.  

Our COPE future depends on all of us working together.  On behalf of COPE, we thank you with all of our heart.  Please stay safe.

Sincerely,
Sandy Wolkoff, President
Adam Rabinovitch, Executive Director
Lilly Julien, Founder & President Emerita
Richard & Judy Berg, Co-Founders

 

Note: Due to New York State Licensing laws, we can only register NYS residents for telehealth and support groups.

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COPE IS STILL HERE FOR YOU

COPE is taking all proactive and necessary steps to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 between the families we serve, our staff and volunteers and all our community partners.

COPE NEEDS YOU NOW

The outbreak of the Coronavirus has raised overwhelming concerns about our health and safety and created uncertainty about the challenges that lie ahead.

STAY CONNECTED TO COPE

Let’s get through this together.
Drop us a line! Email your thoughts, feelings, and feedback.
info@copefoundation.org

In Loving Memory

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

Special Foundations and Websites

COPE shares an important letter from Justin's dad Al

I lost my 19 year old son, Justin, five years ago.
 
On June 24, 2014, my world was ripped apart. 
 
Dear COPE Families and Friends,
 
Hi. My name is Al Carlo and there are thousands of parents like me who are living their lives torn apart as well. I was desperate for help. Sometimes questioning my life. Why am I here? Why should I stay here? Then I found COPE. COPE is a bereavement and grief support program for parents who have lost a child. 
 
This next part is important! 
 
COPE saved my life. 
 
Literally.
 
Click here to read Al’s full letter: Al’s Letter
 
 

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Founder’s Statement

The COPE Foundation was inspired by a dream.

In 1992, my 20 year-old daughter, Michelle, lost her life tragically in a car accident. In the midst of my grief, 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.”

I woke with a vision of grieving parents and siblings coming together for emotional support.

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