Uplift Center for Grieving Children
Grieving Is Hard and No One Should Have to Do It Alone
Uplift Center for Grieving Children (formerly The Center for Grieving Children) was founded in 1995 by the Bereavement Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and incorporated as an independent nonprofit in 2000. Our main office is located in East Falls. Uplift is supported through individual donations, public and private grants, government funding, and corporate sponsorships.
Uplift offers peer support groups for children and teens in grades K-12th who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Peer support and a caring adult presence help to reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness that children often experience after death.
Uplift has multiple locations around the city of Philadelphia. Creative activities and games allow children to express their thoughts and feelings about death. All groups are divided by age and developmental level to best tailor our support programs. Uplift also offers caregiver groups at the same time to provide support for adults raising a grieving child.
All programs for grieving children and families are provided free of charge.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's History and Mission page.
In The News
- Free Philly hotline offers counseling to callers dealing with isolation, loss, other stresses, KYW, May 10, 2021.
- Philadelphia School District Launches ‘Philly HopeLine’ To Offer Mental Health Support To Students, Caregivers, CBS-3, May 11, 2020.
- Facebook: @upliftcenter
- Hotline: Philly HopeLine, call or text 1-833-PHL-HOPE or 1-833-745-4673
- Uplift Team
- Twitter: @upliftcenter
- Virtual Services: #UpliftAtHome: Resources and Activities Designed to Bring Calm