Who We Are

Emma’s Place is Staten Island’s only not-for-profit, non-denominational Mental Health/Bereavement Counseling and Grief Educational Program committed to supporting grieving children and families. Located on Staten Island, Emma’s Place provides community-based support services throughout the five boroughs of NYC, offering individuals access and the support they need to discover hope and healing through a much needed Mental Health and grief support services niche. In addition, we provide school-based group and individual counseling throughout NYC public and private schools, presently on Staten Island. We receive ongoing requests for professional development/training for teachers, administrators, community organizations and other licensed mental health providers.

Our Mission:

We are a free-standing, independent grief and loss center, providing FREE grief counseling for children and families. We are supported by the compassion and generosity of community funding. We are dedicated to having the capabilities to support the growing needs of our community. Emma’s Place is the primary resource for local grief and loss education.  

Emma’s Place: Joe Patella, Karen Goldman, Carolyn Taverner and Jozette Williams with Staten Island’s DA McMahon and Staff

Thank you for all you do for Emma’s Place and our SI community DA Mike McMahon!

“A Walk To Remember”
Clove Lakes Park June 4th 2022

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to join us for “A Walk to Remember”. A special thanks to our generous Sponsors! We had beautiful weather and made some great friends.

Grieving a loved one during the Spring holidays

“With Love, From Emma’s Place” Adopt a Senior Project

Thanks to everyone who helped!

Special thanks to the “With Love From Emma’s Place” Premier Sponsors:

With additional contributions by:

Flowers By Bernard (Thanks for the beautiful carnations!)
120th Precinct Community Council
KCM Plumbing
Attorney Lawrence Giardina
Diane DiSalvo
Maryanne Russo Menoni
Northwell Health / SIUH

New Mural at the Snug Harbor Cottage

Thanks to this generous donation from The Giving Circle!

Watch JM Custom Art create the new mural at the Emma’s Place Cottage.
Sharing feelings during COVID-19
Dr. Carolyn Taverner introduces Emma’s Place