Telehealth Consent Form

Click here to access COPE’s Telehealth Consent Form: Telehealth Consent Form

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.

Our team is working to prepare to offer telehealth support to COPE support group participants. (Click here to learn more about what telehealth is.)

We will resume our support groups starting Monday March 23rd and – until further notice – all groups will occur on safe, secure telephone conference lines. In the coming days and weeks some groups may also occur through safe, secure video conferences. All of this is in an effort to avoid exposure to COVID-19 while staying connected to each other. 

Our support group facilitators will be in contact with current group family members to coordinate each support meeting. An important note – for everyone’s protection, support group family members will need to sign and return a Telehealth Consent Form before participating in our telehealth support groups. Facilitators will coordinate with family members to sign and return the form. Once you return a signed consent form, your group faciliator will provide you with the phone number and pass code you will use to access the group.

As always, all new, first-time attendees must first contact COPE Clinical Director, Michelle Graff, LCSW by phone at 516-274-0540 or by email at:

We will continue to offer parents and families our COPE Line – a free resource for grieving individuals with an immediate need for support. Our COPE Line Volunteers are trained to respond to each caller personally by providing resources, referrals and information or simply offering emotional support.  Learn more here:

And of course we continue to offer many grief and healing resources online at our website at:

Stay connected, you are not alone.