Children's Grief Center of New Mexico

Contact Information
Mailing Address: 
3001 Trellis Drive NW
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
Zip: 
87107
Counties of Location: 
Bernalillo
Phone: 
(505) 323-0478
General Organization Email: 
Program Information
NTEE Code: 
O- Youth Development
P- Human Services
F- Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement: 
The mission of the Children's Grief Center is to provide a safe and supportive environment where children, teens, young adults and their families can share experiences and feelings while grieving a death.
Programs: 
Clients at The Children’s Grief Center (CGC) are children ages 5 & up who have experienced the death of a caregiver or sibling. Support is also provided for the child’s current caregivers, who may be a surviving spouse, parents who’ve lost a child, or grandparents suddenly raising orphaned children. CGC is the only program dedicated to bereaved children in Central New Mexico. Families have come from as far away as Los Alamos and Encino, but most families live in Bernalillo, Sandoval, or Valencia Counties. Support Groups are designed to give the child the opportunity to talk, draw, write, play or act out their experiences and to process these experiences with others who are going through the same thing. Group activities are appropriate to each age group, but may include an art project (drawing pictures about the funeral, the last memory, etc.), or a puppet show choreographed by the kids, reading children’s stories about different kinds of death, writing personal stories about the death, etc. Group guidelines let each child know they can always “pass” if an activity is something they are not ready for. Families are provided with a complementary dinner before groups start. The dinner is important because it gives the families 30 minutes to be together, and to nourish themselves before going into a group where they face what is probably the worst thing to happen in their young lives.
Populations Served: 
Children and Youth
Women and Girls
Men and Boys
Families
Counties Served: 
Sandoval
Bernalillo
Torrance
Valencia
Year Founded: 
2000
Annual Budget: 
$100,000 - $249,999
Personnel: 
1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director: 
Jade Bock
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico
Current Volunteer Opportunities
There are no volunteer opportunities from this organization.
Current Job Listings
Job City Posted onsort icon How to Apply
Program Coordinator Albuquerque Mar 27 2012 To apply, please email resume or C.V., cover letter and three references to: jade.bock@childrensgrief.org Thank you!

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