KinderMourn’s Grieving Children and Teen Program provide grief counseling for children and teenagers who have experienced the death of a relative or special friend.  

KinderMourn’s upcoming grief support groups will meet for 8 weeks beginning Monday, September 8 - October 27, 2014 Groups meet from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Meeting dates are:

September 8, 15, 22, 29

October 6, 13, 20, 27

All groups meet at the KinderMourn house,

1320 Harding Place

Charlotte, NC 28204  


(See below for contact information.)

Three and Four Year Old Grief Support Group*

Elementary School Age Grief Support Group*

Middle School and High School Age Grief Support Group*

 *During the Elementary, Middle and High School groups, a support group will also be provided for the parents and caregivers of these children. The focus of these caregiver groups will be how to support our grieving children.

 Please contact Judith Allen or Kiley Thiel at


if you are interested in registering a child or teen for one of these support groups. Space is limited.  Fees are based on a sliding fee scale. Limited scholarships are available.



On Monday, October 27th, friends of KinderMourn will Tee off for Hope at Carolina Golf Club.

Unique to Charlotte, the important services offered at KinderMourn are unmatched.  Established in 1978, KinderMourn addresses the special needs of bereaved parents and grieving children.  Support groups and individual counseling services, led by professional counselors, are available to anyone seeking KinderMourn’s help.

 The very first group session that I did at KinderMourn was not what I expected it to be.  I didn’t think talking about grief could be something to look forward to.  But I found myself wishing it was Monday, so I could tell everyone how I was feeling or what I was going through that week….I really wish every teenager could have the same experiences that I have had at KinderMourn.  You care about how we feel and what we are going through.

                                                       KinderMourn Teen, 16

In 2013, we assisted over 4,000 children and parents with our in-house individual and group counseling services.  In addition, we worked with 600 children in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools who are unable to access the services KinderMourn offers in house.  Unfortunately the demand for grief support exceeds what we are able to provide. 

Join us in ensuring that grief support is available to all who reach out to KinderMourn.  Net proceeds from this year’s Tee off for Hope will provide critical financial support for children, teens and parents struggling to rebuild their lives after an unthinkable loss. 

We hope you will join us on October 27th.  Email Penny Hawkins ( if you want more details.