COVID-19 related updates as of March 24, 2020

Click here for The Most Important Letter We Have Ever Had to Write

Click here for an important update on changes to COPE Support Groups: Important update – Changes to COPE support groups

Click here for a message from COPE’s President: COPE is here…with you, for you



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. 

Monthly Healing Tips & Workshops

Poems & Recommended Reading


Parent & Sibling Writings

Lilly’s Inspirational Thoughts

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 2019 Dedication ceremony Sunday November 17th. 

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