Kids' Haven Lynchburg

A Center for Grieving Children


Our 2019/2020 Program Year commences in August with out Group Night. Our school groups recommence in September. If you would like to know more please visit the programs tab above.

If you would like more information please email us at or call 434 845 4072.

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We serve grieving children and their families through support and education.

The foundation of Kids' Haven's philosophy is built on the beliefs that grief is a natural reaction to the death of a loved one; within each person is the capacity to heal; caring and acceptance assist the healing process; each person grieves in his/her own way and in his/her own time; and sharing with others in a safe and supportive environment allows children to learn about grief and to participate fully in their own journey to recovery.

Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.
— Earl Grollman

1 in 17 children

1 in 17 children in the state of Virginia will experience the loss of a parent or sibling by the age of 18.

4.8 million children

4.8 million children across the United States will experience the loss of a parent or sibling by the age of 18.


Ways we provide support

Group Night

During group night, children participate in age-appropriate activities and conversations that engage them with their own grieving process.

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School Groups

School groups provide grief support for children during the school day. Groups are run by our trained facilitators under the supervision of the school counselor.

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Family Nights

We participate in activities as a larger group focused around a theme or skill that supports the child as they encounter new challenges in their grief process.

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Resource Library

We have a range of materials that we can provide to support the family’s journey including a comprehensive lending library.

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