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 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.
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
COPE PEER MENTOR
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.
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