Parent Support Groups

” Until I discovered COPE, I had never known anyone who had suffered the loss of a child. I now know people who understand my pain and grief, and I can find support whenever I need it.” – JB

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.

Participating in a group offers many benefits including:

  • Receiving emotional support in a safe and non-judgmental environment
  • An opportunity to begin and continue the healing process through sharing your own story and hearing the stories of others.
  • Learn coping skills to help you through the difficult days of your grief journey.
  • The opportunity to discover new traditions and ideas to keep your children present in your hearts and in your memories.
  • Increased understanding of how children and other family members react to loss.
  • Permission to grieve and permission to live.


Check the Calendar for our most up to date schedule of groups.

COPE also offers a Monthly Meditation Group for those parents and siblings interested in this type of support.

Support Groups:

All new attendees must first contact COPE Clinical Director, Michelle Graff, LCSW at (P) 516-274-0540 or by email

Parents and siblings are welcome to attend more than one group, but all participants who plan to attend a group that they have not attended before must first contact the Clinical Director, Michelle Graff at