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

Kids Try Challenge

Because of Covid-19 we aren’t able to hold our annual Kids Try-athlon so…
We are so excited to launch our 2020 *completely virtual* KIDS TRY-CHALLENGE! We have partnered again this year with Millennium Running to bring our annual fun to your families and backyards near and far! Share with your family and friends! And sign up TODAY at

We cannot wait to see what fun things you TRY