Serving the Grieving  in Our Community Through the Impact of COVID-19

Missing Someone Special on Mother’s Day

While each person’s journey of grief is as individual and unique as they are, there are certain milestone days throughout the year, that are usually particularly hard for the bereaved, such as anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.

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Our Mission:

Emma’s Place is Staten Island’s only not-for-profit, non-denominational Mental Health/Bereavement Counseling and 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.

We Are:

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

Dr. Carolyn Taverner introduces Emma’s Place
Sharing feelings during COVID-19
Grieving a loved one during the Spring holidays