Point of Hope Grief Support

Capital Caring Children and Teen Bereavement Programs

For nearly two decades, Capital Caring has embraced grieving children and teens by offering grief support through specialized bereavement programs held in individual Capital Caring neighborhoods across the MD, VA and the D.C. metropolitan region. At Capital Caring Kids, we offer grief counseling, support groups and special bereavement programs to not only help our Capital Caring families, but to assist anyone in the community who is struggling with loss in safe and supportive environment.

Capital Caring Kids Bereavement Programs Offer Participants:

  • Emotional and physical support in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
  • Support and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss; offering understanding and compassion.
  • The opportunity to begin the healing process through sharing their own story and hearing the stories of others.
  • Coping skills to help them through the most difficult days of their grief journey.
  • Hope through companionship with people who “get it” and understand first-hand what they’re going through.
  • The opportunity to discover new traditions and ideas to keep loved ones present in their hearts and memories.
  • Increased understanding of how children and other family members react to loss. We give families tools for how to communicate with each other about the death. We offer suggestions for keeping lines of communication open for meaningful connection and support.

Although grief support is required by Medicare as part of the hospice benefit, Capital Caring is not reimbursed by insurance and is only able to provide these services thanks to the generous support of the community. To make a tax-deductible donation to support a grieving child in your neighborhood, click here.

Point of Hope Camp

Point of Hope Camp is a family style day/weekend camp hosted every fall for children up to age 18. 

Dates for 2022 are TBD. 

For more information, please contact Courtney Shackelford at cshackelford@capitalcaring.org or 703-237-6121.

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