Children’s Bereavement Support

Calvary provides one of the New York metropolitan area’s most comprehensive bereavement support programs.

Children’s Bereavement Support

Calvary’s bereavement programs address the special problems that can arise when a child or adolescent suffers the devastating loss of a parent, sibling, or other loved one.

We hope you consider Calvary Hospital’s bereavement support towards the healing process for the children in your life. All groups are free and open to the public.

For more information call us at: 718-518-2281 or email us.

Children’s Support Groups

Our bereavement support groups are open for: children (Precious Moments: ages 6-9), tweens (ages 10-12), and teens (ages 13-17) of all faith traditions and backgrounds, and they become a lifeline for the nearly 400 children and teens we serve every year.

Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY Children’s Bereavement Support

Bereavement support is integral to Calvary’s core mission of compassion and non-abandonment.

In the New York metropolitan area, the Hospital has established itself as a resource for grieving families.

Groups meet at St. Joseph High School in Brooklyn, and Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Center in Upper Manhattan. All bereavement support programs, including Calvary’s Camp Compass®, a week-long bereavement camp, are offered free of charge, as part of Calvary’s core mission of compassion and non-abandonment.

Our bereavement support programs for children and teens are open to all whose loved one was cared for at Calvary or our home hospice. Groups and camp are also open to children in the community, and in fact, most of the participants come from the larger community. Through the groups and camp, children and teens honor their deceased loved ones and learn to live life fully.

Our bereavement support groups are open for: children (Precious Moments: ages 6-9), tweens (ages 10-12), and teens (ages 13-17) of all faith traditions and backgrounds, and they become a lifeline for the nearly 400 children and teens we serve every year.

Our History

Creating Supportive Communities to Help Bereaved Family Members Heal

For more than 35 years, Calvary Hospital has been a resource for grieving families.

  • We offer free bereavement support groups in downtown Brooklyn — for adults, children, and teens.
  • Calvary’s Camp Compass® is our free annual bereavement camp for children, tweens and teenagers.
  • Calvary’s programs are available to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether that person was a patient at Calvary, or someone from the larger community whose death was attributable to illness, accident, or violence.

Support Groups

A connection to Calvary is not necessary to participate in any Calvary support group. All groups are offered at no charge.

Calvary Hospital’s Children’s Bereavement Groups Include:

Precious Moments
For Children ages: 6 – 9 Years Old

Tween
For Pre-teens ages: 10 – 12 Years Old

Teens
For Teens: 13 – 17 Years Old

  • Groups meet in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn
  • For more information call us at: 718-518-2281
  • Or email us

More Information

Before attending your first support group meeting, please call us at:
(718) 518-2173 or email us

For a complete list of our children’s support groups, please see Calvary’s Bereavement Newsletter below:

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