Losing a child is devastating. Having the peer support from other parents who can understand is life saving. COPE parent support groups offer parents a safe place to share their grief and find the tools to live with their unimaginable loss. 


There is no greater support than someone who can also relate and understand the depths of your grief. Support groups offer siblings the companionship and true understanding from others who have also lost a sibling and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with this loss 


COPE partners with Eluna to offer Camp Erin® NYC, a FREE, weekend long grief support camp designed to help children and teenagers ages 6 – 17, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or someone close to them. 

This year, Camp Erin® NYC will be from August 23 through 25, 2019.

Monthly Healing Tips & Workshops

Poems & Recommended Reading


Parent & Sibling Writings

Lilly’s Inspirational Thoughts

COPE Photos

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Children often grieve in different ways. At camp we offer many different outlets for them to express their feelings – through conversation, art, music, or activity. Mark your calendars for Camp Erin® NYC next year: August 23 – 25, 2019.

We depend on the kindness and generosity of our communities, families, friends, and corporations to help provide the funds and supplies necessary for camp. If you would like to donate any needed items, we would be most appreciative!

Please contact Ann Fuchs at 914-552-6919 or to learn more about attending camp and/or to set up a drop off for donated items.

In Loving Memory

Dedicated to our children who have passed, COPE helps us to Connect Our Paths Eternally, sustaining the bonds of love and energy that connect us.

Special Foundations and Websites

COPE Labyrinth

COPE Foundation has a permanent labyrinth in Eisenhower Park’s Memorial Plaza, where COPE families can dedicate a brick in memory of their child, sibling or loved one.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Autumn 2018 Dedication ceremony Sunday November 18th. 

We will be planning more events in the coming year – stay tuned for details.


Founders Statement

The COPE Foundation was inspired by a dream.

In 1992, my 20 year-old daughter, Michelle, lost her life tragically in a car accident. In the midst of my grief, she came to me in a dream and said,
” I’m okay, Mommy. You’re the ones who aren’t okay and you need to reach out and help each other.”

I woke with a vision of grieving parents and siblings coming together for emotional support.

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The 2016 Imagine Awards