Friends of Aine Center
for Grieving Children and Families

Children are the Forgotten Mourners

Many children and teens experience isolation after the death of a loved one and feel that nobody understands them, particularly if no one among their friends or schoolmates has had a similar experience. As a result, they may be at greater risk of anxiety and other mental health challenges, substance abuse, and the physical aspects of grief.

There are misperceptions out there that lead us to think kids are OK. These Misperceptions stand in the way of providing children the same understanding and support that is offered adults in mourning.

“One of the greatest crises a child can experience is the death of a parent or sibling.

When a parent or sibling dies, never again will the world be a secure place as before  …”

– David & Christine Phillips, Co-founders – Friends Of Aine

Memory Book Project to Honor a Loved One

Join Friends of Aine in honoring a loved one in our Memory Book. With restrictions on memorials, funeral services and limited social gatherings, we want to extend this sense of community to anyone who is grieving.

We encourage you to share, remember your special person, say their name, send a message and allow us to help honor your grief. Participants can submit a loved ones’ name, photo, and a special message or memory that will be posted on a dedicated Instagram page Tag your family and friends so they too can share their memories.

Please contact us at to participate in our memory book project. Donations to our organization are always welcome.