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.

COPE Walk 2022

Join us for the 19th Annual COPE Walk – Sunday October 16th 2022 at 10 am on Long Beach Boardwalk at Laurelton Blvd.

We walk to honor the children, siblings and loved ones who have passed and to support COPE families.

Click here to join.

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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 – 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...

Parent Column – September 2022

Bridges from a loss My son Adam took his own life 13 years ago. Adam was a loving, caring soul that always helped whoever he could. Immediately after Adam’s death I did what I could to stay connected to his spirit, his unique caring energy. Although mortally...

Co-Presidents’ Message – August 2022

Greetings, I hope this summer brings you the calm, energy, and renewal that you may be seeking (I know I always am). As I often try to sit and remember the fine details and specifics of a life taken from my family way too soon, I’m reminded of the things we carry with...

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...

Parent Column – September 2022

Bridges from a loss My son Adam took his own life 13 years ago. Adam was a loving, caring soul that always helped whoever he could. Immediately after Adam’s death I did what I could to stay connected to his spirit, his unique caring energy. Although mortally...

Co-Presidents’ Message – August 2022

Greetings, I hope this summer brings you the calm, energy, and renewal that you may be seeking (I know I always am). As I often try to sit and remember the fine details and specifics of a life taken from my family way too soon, I’m reminded of the things we carry with...

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