Origins of COPE

In 1996, a group of parents living with the loss of a child came together for solace and support. We began meeting informally in the safety of each other’s homes, finding comfort and support by being together and freely expressing our grief with people who could understand. Through this sense of community, we were able to thrive and impact each other’s lives while remaining eternally connected to our children. We began reaching out to other parents living with the loss of their children, and our group grew into a larger network. Our experiences together have generated love and hope, resulting in the creation of COPE, a foundation dedicated to providing emotional support to individuals and families who are struggling to cope with life after loss.

Lillian Julien, Patti Greenberg, Judy and Richard Berg
Founders