Children's Grieving Center

The Children’s Grieving Center provides families in Orange & Sullivan County, New York with loving support in a safe place where children, teens and their families grieving a death can share their experience as they move through the healing process.

Healing is enhanced when children/teens grieve with others their own age. They gain strength and understanding from one another.

On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month during the school year, The Children’s Grieving Center provides grief support to those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend from an accident, illness or traumatic death. Trained professionals and volunteers lead activities designed to help the grieving process of children ages 6—16 yrs.

How Children Grieve Informational Flyer

Participation in the Children’s Grieving Center does not require prior participation with the Hospice program. The Center is located in the Hospice Administrative Offices, 800 Stony Brook Court in Newburgh. If you are interested in our Children’s Bereavement Services, please call Director of Bereavement Services at 845-561-6111.

Children’s Grieving Center
800 Stony Brook Ct, Newburgh  NY
Sessions Begin: September 19, 2018 -June 19, 2019
Program Runs During School Year
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Contact us for more information on our bereavement services and grief counseling.


In 2016, Hospice began Camp Chrysalis Growing through Grief.
Camp Chrysalis, a partnership between Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. and the YMCA of Sullivan County is a free
three day- Day Camp held at the YMCA in Rock Hill, NY. The camp
is for children and teens who reside in Sullivan County.

Grief is experienced by children in unique ways. Regardless of whether the loved one was a relative, a friend, or neighbor; or if the death was expected, unexpected, or traumatic, Camp Chrysalis is designed for children between the ages 5 to 17 years who are grieving the death of a loved one that has occurred within the last two years. Through play, art, music, discussion, and activities, this camp provides a safe atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and grief education. Trained Hospice Social Workers, Hospice Bereavement Volunteers and YMCA staff will guide children and youth through their grief responses and facilitate effective coping skills.

Camp Chrysalis 2018
YMCA of Sullivan County
98 Wild Tpke.
Rock Hill, New York 12775
Program Runs:
Friday, August 23 -25, 2019
For More information click here: Camp Flyer 2019 

Thank You to Our Camp Sponsors