Basic Organization Information
COVE CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN INC
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P Human Services
P11 Single Organization Support
P Human Services
P99 Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
O Youth Development
O11 Single Organization Support
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The Run for The Cove - $84,220
The Annual Taste of The Cove - $70,000
Grants - $54,542
“Providing hope and healing to grieving children/teens and their families, and training the professionals who work with them.”
Ms. Mary L Andersen
Mary Andersen has over 16 years experience as a nonprofit executive in children’s and cultural organizations including the Discovery Museum of Bridgeport, CT, Soundview Community Television, Children’s Museum of San Diego and the San Diego Archaeological Center. She served as Administrator for Camp Erin Newtown and continues that role for Camp Erin CT
The Cove’s child-focused, family support groups (based on a peer support model) provides a consistent, safe and nurturing atmosphere where families share their grief experiences and find strength and hope in the face of the sweeping disruption of life that occurs in all areas of a survivor’s life. The Cove is a valuable asset to the community that provides a lifeline to families in trauma.
The Cove receives no federal or state funding for our programs and relies on individuals, foundations, civic and corporate donors to help us support free and reduced-fee programs and supportive services for grieving children across the state of CT. We hope that you will consider funding our important work in the community.
Mary Andersen, Executive Director
Board of Directors
Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation
Highest Paid Employee data is not available for this organization.
For over seventeen years, The Cove has provided programs that have helped children and their families deal with the grieving process. These support initiatives were designed to create a positive change with real results. Our results include; helping children understand the grieving process, how to communicate openly, how to ask for help, how to avoid the negative effects of unresolved childhood grief and, most importantly, to help them understand they are supported and served in a safe and healing environment. We help children understand that within each of them is the capacity to heal. We promote continuous safeguards against depression, drug and sexual addictions, delinquency, increase in school dropout rates, nonproductive behavior, suicide and other detrimental outcomes of unresolved grief. We help children identify and eliminate obstacles that might hinder them in their healing process. We also help parents and caretakers in understanding their own grief and how to appropriately support their children's grieving and healing processes.
For more in-depth information about this organization's impact, view their Charting Impact Report