Youth Bereavement Support Groups

The following MetroWest-based organizations provide free children's and teens' grief support programs, both in-person and via Zoom, facilitated by experienced, trained professionals.  Please click on the links below or call to learn more about the options for grief support groups, events, consultation and counseling.


Care Dimensions

Virtual Groups
(855) 774-5100

As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care and grief support. Led by experienced child life, expressive arts, and bereavement professionals, Care Dimensions' grief support groups provide children with support, a sense of community, and an opportunity to express themselves.

  • Ages 4 - 18
  • 6 - 8 week groups offered periodically
  • Raising grieving children workshops
  • Phone consultations and other family grief support resources
The Children’s Room

Arlington, MA

(781) 641-4741

The Children's Room provides many different grief support groups for children and teens who have lost a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Through these groups, children, teens, and their families have the opportunity to find connection and community after a death in their families.

  • Ages 3 ½ - 18
  • School year - weeknights and Sunday afternoons
  • Intake required (no drop-ins)
  • Teen only group and teen events
  • Family nights (monthly)
  • Co-occurring parent/caregiver support groups
  • Parenting While Grieving series
  • School and community groups
  • Consultations, information and referrals


Newton, MA and Wayland, MA
(508) 309-5107

HEARTplay offers support services for children, teens, and young adults of all abilities and their families who are coping with the life-limiting illness or death of an important person in their lives. Services include home or office visits for individualized support, on-going bereavement groups, and bereavement day-camp workshops. Mental health counselors and expressive therapists use movement, music, art, play, and discussion to help participants explore and express feelings associated with grief and loss. HEARTplay is a program of Good Shepherd Community Care.

  • Ages 3 - young adult
  • Groups offered on an ongoing basis
  • Weekly, bi-weekly and monthly groups
  • Registration required
  • Parent/caregiver support groups
  • School groups and consultation
  • Camp Erin Boston family camps
Jeff’s Place

Framingham, MA

(508) 879-2800

Jeff’s Place helps children, teens, and families who have had a meaningful death loss of a parent, caregiver, child, or sibling, experience a healthy grieving process in a supportive environment. Its group and individual counseling use art, movement, music, writing, and play to empower your grief story. Jeff’s Place’s vision is that no one grieves alone.

  • Ages 3 ½ - 18
  • School year – twice per month (evening and afternoon offerings)
  • Application/intake required (no drop-ins)
  • Grandparent group (for those supporting a grieving grandchild)
  • Substance use loss support group
  • Young adult group (virtual)
  • School groups
  • Individual counseling

If you are seeking grief support programs outside of the MetroWest, Boston area, please visit the National Alliance for Children's Grief support locator: 
National Alliance for Children's Grief | Find Support (