Children's Grieving Center

In abundance of caution, we are suspending all Bereavement Support Groups until further notice. 

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—18 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 18, 2019 -June 18, 2020
Program Runs During School Year and Follows School Schedule for Weather Related Closings.
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.


Camp Chrysalis is a partnership between Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. and the YMCA of Sullivan County. A free three day- Day Camp held at the YMCA in Rock Hill, NY is a specialized grief support program for children and teens who reside in Sullivan County.

*A very special thank you to Friends of Hospice & Rolling V Bus Corp. for providing transportation to and from the camp all 3 days. There will be designated pick up locations in both Monticello and South Fallsburgh. Parents will also be permitted to ride on Sunday for their programming.

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 6 to 18 years who are grieving the death of a loved one.

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 2019
YMCA of Sullivan County
98 Wild Tpke.
Rock Hill, New York 12775
Camp Runs: Friday, August 23 -25, 2019

We are grateful to offer transportation for Camp this year from Rolling V Bus Corp.
Thanks to Friends of Hospice. Pickup locations in Monticello and South Fallsburg.

Click on any of the links below for more information:

Camp Welcome Letter 2019
Camp Flyer 2019
Camp Policies Handbook
Be on Guard for Ticks

If you are interested in having a child attend, please download and print out these 3 forms.
Fill them out and either scan them to
OR mail to:  Bereavement Department:800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY  12550

Registration and Consent Form
Description of Family Circumstances
Tick Release Form
Questions can be addressed during business hours. Call Kim Warner: 845-561-6111


Contact Form for Camp Chrysalis