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  • The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens

    Agency: Cooley Dickinson Healthcare Corporation



    The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens provides support to grieving young people and their families following the death of someone close, including parents, siblings, other family members or friends. We run programs and host discussion groups geared toward helping young people identify and share their feelings, and to help them begin the healing process. Parents and guardians meet separately for a chance to discuss their own concerns as the family unit navigates the grief journey.

    The Garden, a program of Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, aims to create a place for children (ages 5-18 years) and their adult caregivers to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment. At The Garden, our focus is the child - and our programs and discussion groups are geared toward helping young people identify and share their feelings and begin the healing process. The Garden offers this service free of charge relying fully on donations from individuals, businesses and a variety of development activities.


    • VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson
      Referrals: (413) 582-6477
      VNA/ Hospice Services: (413) 584-1060
      168 Industrial Drive
      Northampton, MA 01060
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    Agency: Cooley Dickinson Healthcare Corporation

    Languages Offered: English

    Program Fees: Free

    Eligibility: Families with children ages 5-18 when someone close in their life has died. Program participation is not limited or based on how, where or when the person died.

    Area(s) Served:
    • Franklin County
    • Hampden County
    • Hampshire County




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