New York Life is the leading corporate funder of childhood bereavement support.

For families

Family is a powerful force for healing after loss. By their continued presence, parents and caregivers can help children adapt to loss with meaningful and supportive communication, resilience building, and planning for the future.

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For schools

Teachers and counselors play a vital role in childhood development. That's why New York Life invest in tools and resources to support school communities in addressing, recognizing and supporting bereaved students and their families.

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For communities

All of us can play a part in supporting grieving children, teens and adults. New York Life invests in programs and resources that are accessible to all in an effort to foster a more grief-sensitive culture.

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The Hidden Pain National Clearinghouse

The Hidden Pain National Clearinghouse is a unique resource designed to support COVID-bereaved children and their remaining caregivers, and includes resources about grief services and support groups, information on organizations that provide support and guidance and links for applicable state and federal financial assistance programs. The Hidden Pain platform was launched by the COVID Collaborative in partnership with the New York Life Foundation in response to the 200,000 children who have lost a parent or other in-home caregiver to COVID-19, based on data as of late February 2022. This is 1 in every 360 children in the country.

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Kai’s Journey

The Kai's Journey Series is a story that follows a boy named Kai and his mother as they deal with a profound loss in their family. An extension of the Foundation’s mission, this narrative provides a powerful example for children and families looking to understand and process grief.

Find local bereavement support and resources. 

Eluna National Bereavement Resource Guide: State by State Bereavement Listing

A list of each state's bereavement organizations and other resources to support bereaved children and their families.

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Dougy Center worldwide bereavement program directory

Find a grief support center near you.

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Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative

Resources to help build a community's resilience.

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