Mission: The mission of The Cove Center for Grieving Children is "to provide hope and healing for grieving children and teens."
Results: Over 32,000 children in CT are grieving the death of a loved one, and the need for supportive services continues to grow statewide. The Cove has provided services to hundreds of families in CT during the past 17 years. The Cove added a new site last year in Stonington CT, and due to increased demand is hoping to open a new site in the Greater Hartford region in the future.
Target demographics: The Cove provides services to children throughout the state of CT at our 5 Cove Family Sites in West Hartford, New Haven, Guilford, Meriden and Stonington, CT. We also provide professional development, Cove in Schools and Community Outreach throughout the state.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,200
Geographic areas served: State of Connecticut
Programs: The Cove Family Program, "Good Grief" Schools Program, Community Outreach, and Professional Development Traiing.
Professional with expertise in this field
The Cove helps grieving kids better than anyone else can. Getting together with others of their own age and learning about the manifestations of grief & strategies to handle their own confusing emotions after a family member's death has helped many young people I have known over the years as a therapist. And the youngsters have fun while doing all this work with their new friends at The Cove. "Priceless."