Since You’re Gone
The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens
The Garden provides support to grieving young people and their families following the death of someone close, including parents, siblings, other family members or friends. We run programs and host discussion groups geared toward helping young people identify and share their feelings, and to help them begin the healing process. Parents and guardians meet separately for a chance to discuss their own concerns as the family unit navigates the grief journey.
The Garden runs two programs annually at its Northampton location, an 8-week session in the fall and a 10-week session in the spring. In addition, our services are increasingly accessible through area schools via guidance offices and other programmatic or incident-specific counseling efforts within each school or district.
The Garden offers this service free of charge, but it is not a free program to run. We rely 100% on donations from individuals, businesses and a variety of development activities. The Garden has served over 400 families since it was founded in 1998 by Barbara Weiner-Dubeck.
To learn more about The Garden, contact Shelly Lenn at The Garden at (413) 582-5312 or email us HERE.
If you’re interested in volunteer opportunities at The Garden, click HERE to download an application.