Children’s Friend – The Carriage House Grief Support Center
The Haley Cremer Foundation grant supports “Little’s” grief support program
The Carriage House is a grief support center for children ages 3 to 18 years old and their families. It is the only program in Central Massachusetts providing children and teens a space to grieve the death of a loved one surrounded by peers also experiencing feelings of grief and loss. The Carriage House provides free peer support groups to children and teens following the death of a parent, caregiver or sibling. Peer support groups meet every other week from October to June and are approximately an hour and a half long. Adult support groups are also available to the caregivers of children and teens participating in peer support at The Carriage House. Groups are led by Carriage House staff and volunteers who have completed an extensive training program in grief support.