Grieving boy on bench, The Garden, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group VNA and Hospice, Northampton, MA 01060.

The Garden

A Center for Grieving Children and Teens

The Garden provides support to grieving young people ages 5-18 years, and their families following the death of someone close. There are no limits on how, where, or when the death occurred. Grieving families participate in small groups on Sunday afternoons and can join a program in the fall or spring.

The Garden also partners with area schools to support grieving students and staff. All programming is free of charge, but it is not a free program to run. We rely 100% on donations from individuals, and businesses.

To learn more about The Garden, contact Shelly Bathe Lenn at The Garden at (413) 727 5749 or email us HERE.
If you’re interested in volunteer opportunities at The Garden, click HERE to download an application.
Follow us on our Facebook page where we are updating our page with information and links for supporting grieving youth and their families.

The Garden Opening Sunday, Feb. 27 for In-person Session! If you are interested, or know someone who is, call us at 413-727-5749.

VIDEO: Shelly and Dr. Jonathan Schwab discuss ways to share a grieving process

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The Garden relies on the generosity of our donors to continue providing services to grieving children and teens.


Additional Resources:

The Dougy Center
The National Center for Grieving Children & Families

10 Ways to Help a Grieving Child
From the National Alliance for Grieving Children

National Poll of Bereaved Children & Teens