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