Youth Support

Many children have a hard time grieving the loss of someone close to them. Community Hospice offers resources for children and teens no matter where they are on their grief journey to help ease the pain and burden that some may encounter. Our Child Grief Support Programs support children and teens who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Through the Child Grief Support Programs at Community Hospice, grieving children and teens are able to share their story about their loss, learn healthy ways to cope, and connect with other children and teens that have had similar losses.

Individual and Group Support

Community Hospice offers both individual and group support for grieving children and teens. Support is available in various locations throughout the Central Valley.

Child Grief Support Groups Include:

HUG (Help Understanding Grief) – For children ages six to nine

TWEEN (Tweens Working in Grief) – For children ages 10 – 12

TAG (Talk About Grief) – For teens ages 13 – 17



School-based Child Grief Support Program

Community Hospice currently offers both individual and group support in Stanislaus and San Joaquin School Districts.  Educational trainings are provided to both school staff and parents on how to support a grieving child. After school programs are available in some areas. For more information, complete the form below or call 209.578.6300.

Crisis Response Team

Community Hospice Grief Support Services Department serves as a Crisis Response Team in both schools and in the community providing grief support after a sudden death. Specialists are available to provide onsite support and resources during crisis. To contact our Crisis Response Team call 209.578.6300.

Camp Erin® of the Central Valley

Camp Erin of the Central Valley is a 3-day bereavement camp offered yearly to grieving children and teens in the community ages 6- 17 years old. Camp allows children and teens the opportunity to process their grief in a nature setting, while also participating in camp activities. Campers are able to identify with others who are dealing with similar losses and learn ways to cope in a safe and healing atmosphere. To learn more about Camp Erin of the Central Valley click below.

Camp Erin of the Central Valley was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, visit

To learn more about Youth Grief support or to sign up for support,
fill out the form below or call 209.578.6300.

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