Parent Support Group

Our support group meetings are facilitated by licensed social workers and run from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. or 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. COPE also offers “Spirituality Groups” for those parents and siblings interested in this type of support. Please check the calendar section of this website for exact meeting dates and locations.


There is no greater support than someone who can also relate and understand the depths of your grief. Oftentimes, the loss of a sibling is overshadowed by the loss of a child, and siblings will sometimes feel alone or forgotten. These losses are different and need to be treated differently. There is no exact way


No one chooses to lose someone they love. And when you do, the journey through grief can be difficult. But you and your teen are not alone. In this group members will explore the impact of grief in their life, have the unique opportunity to embrace hope, enhance self-


Camp Erin NYC will look different, not a weekend, but a one day, day camp program that we will pack to the brim with some camp fun and grief activities to start conversation and healing.

Our volunteers, Jamie and I are ready and eager to be face to face, safely of course, helping to guide our campers on their journey.


Throughout each month COPE offers special workshops for our members as well as for the healing community, such as clergy and mental health professionals.

Examples of these special events include drama therapy, songwriting, meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba and Reiki workshops, talks by authors of books about bereavement, in


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 members 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 Lines


The COPE Line is a 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.

COPE Line – (516) 364-COPE (2673)
Monday – Friday, 9am-9pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10am-3pm


Peer support for people with similar life experiences can be tremendously helpful as they navigate through difficult situations in their grief journey. People who have experienced similar losses can relate better and offer more authentic empathy and validation. COPE has a peer mentor program for parents and siblings who wish to speak one-on-one to someone who has shared their loss.

If you are interested in speaking with a Peer Mentor, please contact COPE at (P) 516-274-0540 or by email at:

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