Kids' Circle

Our children’s bereavement program, the Kids’ Circle, provides grief support to the youngest members of our community. 

We help children and teens aged 4 through 12 who are experiencing the death of a loved one. Teen Circle is available to clients between 13 and 18 years old.

We offer age-appropriate bereavement support activities and education that help the child grieve while giving them the tools needed for healthy grieving. We focus on the unique needs of each child, providing no-cost group support in an environment where they can feel safe to share their feelings. 

Families can choose to have visits take place at the child's school, in hospital, at home or in a child-friendly space at the VON office.

Benefits of our Kids' Circle program

Social Connection

Meeting peers with shared experiences can help a child better navigate the grieving process. 

Better health & well-being

We consider the unique needs of each child in providing the support and tools they need to grieve in a safe and healthy manner. 

Manage your own health

We teach children how to express emotions resulting from grief in healthy, constructive ways.

Other VON services or programs you may be interested in:

Bereavement Support

Not all services and programs are offered at all locations.

Offered in the following locations