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Grief and Sudden Tragedy

The Tradition Program - "Providing grieving children and teens with opportunities for intentional remembering - creating a safe haven for grief, communication, and celebration." 

Grief support groups for children 

National Bereavement Resource Guide - A compilation of state and local resources that includes camps and grief organizations as well as books and websites for familes and children who are experiencing the loss of a loved one. - The New York Life Foundation provides valuable tools to assist with coping with a loss including resources and stories to help guide you and your family through the death of a loved one. 

Camp Erin - Where children ages 6-17 learn to grieve and heal - offers an annual weekend experience at no cost.

Comfort Zone Camp - A non-profit free bereavement camp for children ages 7-17 weekend who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.

Gary's Place for Kids - Provides ongoing grief support for children, ages 3 to 18 and their families, who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to a death, enabling them to express and process their feelings, reach grief adjustment and lead productive lives.

Kids Konnected - Kids Konnected was developed on the premise that when a parent gets cancer, the entire family is affected and the needs of the children must be addressed. The mission of Kids Konnected is to provide friendship, understanding, education and support for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent with cancer.
Support Groups

Costa Mesa Support Group
(949) 582-5443
3191 Airport Loop Drive
Building A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 7:00pm- 8:00 pm.  Pizza is served from 6:30pm-7:00pm.

Orange Support Group
101 The City Drive
Library Building 22A #2103
Orange, CA 92843
Meets on  the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the UCI Medical Center.
Call the Kids Konnected office  if you are interested in attending.



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