Cork’s Place

Expert guidance for children during seasons of grief.

When a death occurs, children may not exhibit the telltale stages of grief the same way as adults. It may appear that the child is doing fine or if the child does act out, it is considered bad behavior. Cork’s Place provides a safe and supportive environment where children, teens and families who are grieving a death can share their experience as they move through their healing process.

  • Cork’s Place empowers children, teens and families to lead productive lives.
  • Age-appropriate groups are staffed by professional grief counselors and trained volunteer facilitators.
  • Parents and caregivers can participate in adult group sessions focused on their own grief process while learning how to support their children.

We can help you right now. Call (509) 783-7416.

How do I know if my child needs grief support?

Cork’s Place is the only grief support facility in our area specifically designed for children and teens, ages 3 to 17. While grief reactions are unique to the individual there are some short term signs of grief to watch for.

How does the service work?

Children and teens who come to Cork’s Place are put into grief groups separated by age – 3-6 year olds; 7-10 year olds; 11-13 year olds; 14-17 year olds. Each age group meets twice a month.

How do I begin service?

The best way is to call us directly at (509) 783-7416 to discuss your exact needs. Our Cork’s Place coordinator will schedule a time to meet with you.

Is there a cost?

At Cork’s Place we believe no child or family should go through the stages of grief alone. Thanks in part to grants, fundraising events and individual contributions our services are offered to families within our community free of charge.

“Through the projects and discussions, Cork’s Place really helped my granddaughter who lost her daddy.”

"It was also a huge help to our whole family who have benefited from the open communication at home."