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.

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

Co-Presidents’ Message – December 2022

Greetings - After a fulfilling Thanksgiving weekend with family and an amazingly impactful #GivingTuesday COPE fundraising drive, I find myself reflecting on the year that is winding down. My first as Co-President of COPE’s board.  The organization’s first year...

Healing Tip – December 2022

I was recently scrolling instagram when I saw a quote from therapist and New York Times best-selling author Nedra Glover Tawwab (@nedratawwab).  An expert in family and relationship dynamics, she had this to say about grief:  “There are some things that you...

Co-President’s Message – November 2022

From COPE Co-President Jen Schwartz “Time moved in two directions because every step into the future carried a memory of the past…he had accumulated enough memories to know that the world around him was continually being shaped by the world within him, just as...

Healing Tip of the Month – November 2022

COPE HEALING TIPS FOR HOLIDAYS The end of each year, especially the holiday season, is often difficult for grievers. There is a focus on spending time with family or friends or participating in rituals and traditions.  For the griever, it is hard to think of...

Co-Presidents’ Message – October 2022

Seasons exist no matter where in the world you live.  Some people, like those who live in South Florida, are usually only aware of a new season when their calendar tells them.  Other people, like New Yorkers, are pretty aware of when the seasons change,...

Healing Tip of the Month – October 2022

Healing Tip of the Month - Janet Zimmerman, LCSW-R This month I’d like to share some strategies for coping with grief that were developed by Donald Meichenbaum, PHD and Julie Myers, PsyD. Donald H. Meichenbaum is an American psychologist and Distinguished Professor...

Co-Presidents’ Message – December 2022

Greetings - After a fulfilling Thanksgiving weekend with family and an amazingly impactful #GivingTuesday COPE fundraising drive, I find myself reflecting on the year that is winding down. My first as Co-President of COPE’s board.  The organization’s first year...

Healing Tip – December 2022

I was recently scrolling instagram when I saw a quote from therapist and New York Times best-selling author Nedra Glover Tawwab (@nedratawwab).  An expert in family and relationship dynamics, she had this to say about grief:  “There are some things that you...

Co-President’s Message – November 2022

From COPE Co-President Jen Schwartz “Time moved in two directions because every step into the future carried a memory of the past…he had accumulated enough memories to know that the world around him was continually being shaped by the world within him, just as...

Healing Tip of the Month – November 2022

COPE HEALING TIPS FOR HOLIDAYS The end of each year, especially the holiday season, is often difficult for grievers. There is a focus on spending time with family or friends or participating in rituals and traditions.  For the griever, it is hard to think of...

Co-Presidents’ Message – October 2022

Seasons exist no matter where in the world you live.  Some people, like those who live in South Florida, are usually only aware of a new season when their calendar tells them.  Other people, like New Yorkers, are pretty aware of when the seasons change,...

Healing Tip of the Month – October 2022

Healing Tip of the Month - Janet Zimmerman, LCSW-R This month I’d like to share some strategies for coping with grief that were developed by Donald Meichenbaum, PHD and Julie Myers, PsyD. Donald H. Meichenbaum is an American psychologist and Distinguished Professor...

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