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The Children’s Room (TCR) provides grief support services for families and children up to age 19 in its Arlington center as well as in schools and community organizations in the Greater Boston area. Services include peer support groups; a “Parenting While Grieving” educational series; individualized consultations for adults; teen-specific programming; monthly family activity nights; and information and referral services. Our mission is to create safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen, or family has to grieve alone.

The Children’s Room was founded on the belief that every child, teen and family grieving a death deserves a safe, supportive and understanding environment.

  • We seek to broaden our impact by expanding our support services and educational outreach and deepening our community collaborations.
  • We aspire to be a leader in the field of grief support and a catalyst in transforming society’s understanding of grief.
  • We envision a world where understanding and patience allow loss to be integrated into our lives and lead to greater compassion, hope and growth.

To learn more about our organization, or how to reach out for support, please visit our website at

The Children's Room: Support Session
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