A Special Place for Healing
The Tree House offers peer support groups designed for children (ages four to eighteen) whose parent or sibling has died. We also offer a separate group for their surviving parent or guardian. This program creates a safe and caring environment where both adult and child receive the special attention needed to move through the pain of grief toward hope and healing.
Tree House sessions are held every other week from September through May. Using an open-ended model (meaning families can join at any time), we meet every other Tuesday night in Bronxville or every other Thursday night in Mt. Kisco.
Each session begins with an initial gathering and a simple meal. After dinner, children and adults are divided into smaller support groups according to age. Children are gently encouraged to share their feelings through creative activities including art, music, puppetry, storytelling and play. The teen group shares individual stories through more age appropriate activities. The adult group focuses on their own needs and issues, in addition to addressing the challenges of parenting a grieving child.
For further information, please call our office at (914) 787-6158, ext 1317 and a staff member will take some basic information about your family and the person who died. An appointment will then be made for your family to meet with a Tree House coordinator where questions can be asked and we can offer more information about what happens at each Tree House session. Intake & Registration are required before attending a Tree House.
This program is offered free of charge; however, we do invite families to make a tax-deductible contribution. Because we are a non-profit organization, we rely on donations from families, community members, foundations and corporations. Every donation is gratefully appreciated.
For directions to your nearest location, please visit Where We Are.
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Tree House Schedule
The Chapel School, 172 White Plains Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708
Meets every other Tuesday, 6:00-9:00pm
|October 4, October 18|
|November 8, November 22|
|December 6, December 20|
|January 3, January 10, January 31|
|February 14, February 28|
|March 7, March 28|
|April 11, April 25|
|May 9, May 23|
For further information about the Bronxville Tree House, contact Anne-Marie Conlan at 914.787.6158, ext. 1305 or email her at aconlan@lawrencehealthorg
Mt. Kisco location:
The Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco, 605 Millwood Rd, Mt. Kisco
Meets every other Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm
|October 6, October 20|
|November 3, November 17|
|December 1, December 15|
|January 5, January 19|
|February 2, February 16|
|March 2, March 16, March 30|
|April 13, April 27|
|May 11, May 25|
For further information about the Mount Kisco Tree House, contact: Nicol Zambrano at 914.787.6158, ext. 1339 or email her at nzambrano@lawrencehealthorg