Uplift Center for Grieving Children

Philadelphia, PA   |  www.upliftphilly.org

Mission

Uplift Center for Grieving Children helps children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief, while strengthening families, communities and professionals' understanding of how best to respond to their needs.

Ruling year info

2000

Interim Executive Director

Mr. Christopher Barrett Politan

Main address

3300 Henry Avenue, Suite 102

Philadelphia, PA 19129 USA

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Formerly known as

The Center for Grieving Children Teens & Families

The Center for Grieving Children

EIN

23-3026275

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

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Family Services Program

Uplift's Family Services programming offers free, peer-support grief groups to children ages 6-18 and their caregivers at its East Falls, Philadelphia office, or virtually via Zoom.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Uplift's School and Community free, peer-support grief support groups support students in public, private, and charter schools across Philadelphia, as well as Spanish-speaking students, justice-involved youth, students identifying as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and children impacted by a death from homicide or a substance abuse or overdose death.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Post-Crisis Support Services help school communities in the aftermath of the sudden death of a student or teacher, supporting them in stabilizing community members after a tragedy.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Trainings and workshops provide teachers, counselors, and other professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to understand and respond to children’s grief.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Financials

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Uplift Center for Grieving Children

Board of directors
as of 08/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kristine Derewicz

Littler

Term: 2019 - 2022

Janice Block, MSS, EdM, LCSW

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Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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