Tree House

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     

Bronxville location:               

The Chapel School, 172 White Plains Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708

Meets every other Tuesday, 6:00-9:00pm  

September 27   
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                   

September 22   
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