Children's Grief Center

Children's Grief Center The Children's Grief Center of New Mexico provides a safe and supportive environment for grieving young people and their caregivers. Children's Grief Center of New Mexico provides a safe and supportive environment for grieving youth ages 5 - 25, and their caregivers.
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We also provide community education on topics related to grief and loss, a resource library, and special programs like Back to School Bootcamp, Camp Corazon, and Grief in the Holidays.

Mission: To provide a safe and supportive environment for grieving young people.

Operating as usual

"The line is answered by professional counselors at the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, a statewide crisis line offer...
11/17/2020

"The line is answered by professional counselors at the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, a statewide crisis line offering mental health crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization, and referrals to New Mexicans 24/7/365." www.nmcrisisline.com

Our 2019-2020 annual report is now on the homepage at childrensgrief.org! Thank you to everyone who helps us make our pr...
11/16/2020

Our 2019-2020 annual report is now on the homepage at childrensgrief.org! Thank you to everyone who helps us make our programs available at no cost to the grieving children and families that rely on us 💙 #NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessMonth

This Sunday is National Philanthropy Day! "The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthro...
11/13/2020

This Sunday is National Philanthropy Day! "The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible." https://afpglobal.org/NPDLove

THANK YOU to all of our friends and supporters - we couldn't do this without you 💙

Join us in wearing BLUE a week from today! Next Thursday is #NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessDay - encourage your friends...
11/12/2020

Join us in wearing BLUE a week from today! Next Thursday is #NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessDay - encourage your friends & family to wear blue in recognition of the needs of grieving children 💙

"What do you like about groups at the Children's Grief Center?" 💙#NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessMonth
11/11/2020

"What do you like about groups at the Children's Grief Center?" 💙
#NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessMonth

From now through the end of the year, Independent Vehicle Service  will reward your donation to the Children’s Grief Cen...
11/10/2020

From now through the end of the year, Independent Vehicle Service will reward your donation to the Children’s Grief Center with a certificate for a specific car service!

This year, with your help, we will serve over 1,500 bereaved children & adults in free, effective peer support groups and special workshops to help those who grieve thrive again. All support services for grieving young people and adults are primarily funded by donations from the community. 2020 has made donating to worthy causes like the Children’s Grief Center more challenging for many of us. IVS is stepping in to help – in a BIG way! THANK YOU, IVS! 💙

#NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessMonth

Family Development Program Resource and Referral Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UNM-FDP-Resource-and-Referral-Su...
11/09/2020
UNM FDP Resource and Referral Survey

Family Development Program Resource and Referral Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UNM-FDP-Resource-and-Referral-Survey-YGPP5DK

"FDP has been asked by New Mexico’s new Early Childhood Education and Care Department to discover how families learn about services available for their children. If you have young children (ages 0-5) in your home, please consider sharing your advice and guidance with us by taking the short survey below."

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“When adults assist children, they are better prepared to cope with reminders of the loss and making sense of the emotio...
11/09/2020

“When adults assist children, they are better prepared to cope with reminders of the loss and making sense of the emotions/behaviors associated with grief; giving them the best chance to make a healthy adjustment to grief and loss” -New York Life Fdn.

Join us in wearing blue on #NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessDay & encourage your friends & family to wear blue, too! Nove...
11/05/2020

Join us in wearing blue on #NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessDay & encourage your friends & family to wear blue, too! November is all about brining awareness to the needs of the grieving children among us 💙

This virtual workshop is free for grieving families. Please call our office or send us an email to get registered 💕
11/04/2020

This virtual workshop is free for grieving families. Please call our office or send us an email to get registered 💕

"The Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) approximates rates of U.S. children and youth who will experience the...
11/03/2020

"The Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) approximates rates of U.S. children and youth who will experience the death of
a parent or sibling by the time they reach adulthood. Results from the CBEM are updated annually using national, state, and regional vital
statistics."

Visit https://www.judishouse.org/cbem for more national and local data. 💙
#ChildrensGriefAwarenessMonth

This month is all about bringing awareness to the needs of grieving children and the benefits they receive when they're ...
11/02/2020

This month is all about bringing awareness to the needs of grieving children and the benefits they receive when they're supported. ✨Please share✨ our content on Facebook & Instagram all month long to join us in raising awareness this #November for #NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessMonth

Camp Corazón began in 2013 - in 2020 we held Camp in a way we never imagined....VIRTUALLY!  We're so thankful for everyo...
10/28/2020

Camp Corazón began in 2013 - in 2020 we held Camp in a way we never imagined....VIRTUALLY!

We're so thankful for everyone who helped make this year's camp possible! The TLC² Foundation from the Heart funded camp IN FULL! This is the first time in the history of Camp that we have had a single partner cover all camp costs & we are just endlessly grateful!! 💕 We'd also like to thank our amazing volunteers, Judy, Sandy & Maureen, who helped us pull it all off! And a BIG 👏👏 to our program staff, who had to transform our 3-day, 2-night Camp into a virtual program (which included preparing boxes to be shipped throughout New Mexico!) And just look at those adorable stuffed animals, made by our friend Abby Segall! ❤️

Last year's program evaluation results revealed wonderful outcomes for participants of all ages. After participating in ...
10/27/2020

Last year's program evaluation results revealed wonderful outcomes for participants of all ages. After participating in our programs for 1 year, 100% of teens reported this and other significant improvements in their health and wellbeing. ❤️

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10/26/2020

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All CGC programs are offered at no cost. 💕 Call our office at (505) 323-0478 to begin receiving support.
10/23/2020

All CGC programs are offered at no cost. 💕 Call our office at (505) 323-0478 to begin receiving support.

#NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessDay is less than a month away! Recognized on the 3rd Thursday in September each year, " ...
10/22/2020

#NationalChildrensGriefAwarenessDay is less than a month away! Recognized on the 3rd Thursday in September each year, " #ChildrenGriefAwarenessDay is designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others."

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10/21/2020

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Camp ("in-a-box) Corazón is off to a great start! The second and final day of camp is this Saturday. Campers received ou...
10/20/2020

Camp ("in-a-box) Corazón is off to a great start! The second and final day of camp is this Saturday. Campers received our boxes last week - contents pictured here! We also sent a copy of Parenting Through Grief for the caregivers of our campers. 📔 You can get a copy by calling our office at (505) 323-0478, emailing [email protected] or order on Amazon: https://rb.gy/wcm0xa

DID YOU KNOW? "This holiday emphasizes community service & volunteerism. Every year, millions of people across the U.S. ...
10/19/2020

DID YOU KNOW? "This holiday emphasizes community service & volunteerism. Every year, millions of people across the U.S. volunteer for their community, for individuals in need & for charitable organizations. It was founded when USA Weekend suggested to its readers that since 1992 was a leap year, people should take the extra day & use it to do something good for their communities or for those in need."

We'd like to thank our sweet friend, Abby Segall, for making these adorable stuffed animals for our Campers! Day one of ...
10/16/2020

We'd like to thank our sweet friend, Abby Segall, for making these adorable stuffed animals for our Campers! Day one of Camp Corazon begins tomorrow, so these little hearts, elephants & bears are beginning to arrive at their destinations! 💕

THANK YOU to our friends & supporters who make our programs possible! If you'd like to make a donation in support of the...
10/15/2020

THANK YOU to our friends & supporters who make our programs possible! If you'd like to make a donation in support of the grieving kids & families right here in our communities, please visit https://childrensgrief.org/donate/ You CAN make a difference!💕

Camp starts this Saturday & CGC's program staff have been busy working away to get boxes shipped to grieving kids throug...
10/14/2020

Camp starts this Saturday & CGC's program staff have been busy working away to get boxes shipped to grieving kids throughout New Mexico! We're so sad that we can't be with our campers this year, but we're thankful to be able to still provide support and resources to the kids and families that need them most. 💕

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10/13/2020

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THANK YOU to our friends & supporters who make our services possible for grieving families in our communities! 💕
10/09/2020

THANK YOU to our friends & supporters who make our services possible for grieving families in our communities! 💕

"Following screening, you will be provided with information, resources and tools to help you understand and improve your...
10/08/2020

"Following screening, you will be provided with information, resources and tools to help you understand and improve your mental health." Learn more & take a screening at: https://screening.mhanational.org/

*"Please note: Online screening tools are meant to be a quick snapshot of your mental health. If your results indicate you may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider sharing your results with someone. A mental health provider (such as a doctor or a therapist) can give you a full assessment and talk to you about options for how to feel better."

REGISTRATION ENDS TODAY! For Camp Corazon 2020, CGC has created “Camp-in-a-Box,” a virtual camp experience over Zoom ope...
10/07/2020

REGISTRATION ENDS TODAY! For Camp Corazon 2020, CGC has created “Camp-in-a-Box,” a virtual camp experience over Zoom open to young people ages 7- high school seniors who have suffered the death of a loved one. Campers will receive a box with all supplies needed to participate. Adults will also receive a copy of the book Parenting through Grief. Camp is always free of charge.

Camp will be held over two half-days:

October 17th and 24th, with some optional special events in between.

Please visit childrensgrief.org/camp-corazon to register today! For more information call the Children’s Grief Center at 505-323-0478

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Address

3001 Trellis Drive NW
Albuquerque, NM
87107

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(505) 323-0478

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Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment where children, teens, young adults (ages 5-25) and their caregivers can share experiences and feelings while grieving the death of a loved one. Because finances are often uncertain after a death, we provide our services at no cost. To start receiving support, just call us - (505) 323-0478, Mon-Fri 8:30-5.

Peer Support groups take place in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho – for children who live too far to attend groups, Camp Corazon emerged to offer critical grief support to rural communities throughout New Mexico that otherwise lack such support.

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For anyone who has experience loss at an early age...
Tomorrow on KUNM, we'll remember those killed in Albuquerque recently, and talk through ways of coping with grief and trauma. If you've lost a loved one, what kinds of support have been most helpful? Do you have thoughts or advice for survivors going through this right now? We'd love to hear from you:
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