The Rye Youth Council -
                      Fostering Healthy Development in our Youth

The following are resources to help people who may be dealing with grief due to the recent events in our community. Please know that you or your child can also reach out to our Youth Advocates Casey DeCola and Sara Braun.

Greenwich Hospital Grief and Loss Support Group
This group is for anyone grieving from a loss - whether of a family member or friend. This group will help you develop coping skills and ways to move on with your life. Facilitated by bereavement counselor Paige Stetson, LPC, LMHC. Sundays, from 2-3:30pm at The Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal, 237 Taconic Rd., Greenwich. For more information, call 203-898-2512. FREE.

Greenwich Hospital The Den for Grieving Kids

A nondenominational peer support center providing a safe, caring environment to help families cope with the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent or close friend. Children ages 3 - 17 and their parents or adult caregivers are grouped according to age or type of loss. Initial appointment required. Staff are available for trauma response, for consultations, and for educational presentations regarding grief related matters. This is a program of Family Centers, Inc. in cooperation with Greenwich Hospital. It meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, twice a month from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Call 203-869-4848. FREE.

The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Bereavement Center of Westchester

The Bereavement Center offers a variety of programs to help individuals and families cope with the death of a significant person in their life.
69 Main Street, Tuckahoe, NY 10707
914.961.2818 ext 317

Local clinicians with experience in bereavement/grief are the following:

Hilary Cooper, Ph.D.
16 School Street, Rye, NY 10580

Regina Colangelo, LCSW

16 School Street, Rye, NY 10580

Holly O’Neill-Melville, LMSW
16 School Street, Rye, NY 10580

Lauren Rosen, LCSW-R
16 School Street, Rye, NY 10580 (clients)



The Rye Youth Council Mission Statement


The Rye Youth Council is a non-profit organization working in partnership with the schools, parents, and community to ensure that all students in Rye are given the guidance to develop the strength of character to become resilient and responsible members of society.

We do this by creating a variety of programs for children and adults that address the current and emerging needs in our community.

Our Youth Advocates offer support and activities that foster positive behavior, encourage the development of social and emotional skills, and challenge students to see the world beyond themselves.

We seek to engage parents and the community at large to create positive goals and to provide a safe, caring environment for young people.

It is our belief that together we can provide a strong foundation for all the students of Rye.



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