News and Events

Imagine Trains First Class of Volunteer Facilitators for New Center in Newark

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, a grief support center for children and families, graduated its first class of volunteer facilitators for the April 2019 opening of its new center in Newark. The new volunteers took part in a 32-hour training spanning four days, during which time they learned the skills needed to support children and families coping with the loss of loved ones – whether these be parents, siblings, work- or school-mates.

Jamie Saltamachia, LSW, Joins Staff of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, as Program Associate

Jamie Saltamachia, LSW, has joined the staff of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, in the new role of in-school program associate. Jamie will be running groups and leading educational workshops in the field of grief support for four Newark -area schools – the Achieve Charter School, North Star Academy (Clinton Hill), Peshine, and the Great Oaks Charter School. The position is funded by a Promise Neighborhood Grant.

Imagine Receives Grant from Investors Foundation to Support Children and Families Coping with Loss

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss recently received a $2,500 grant from Investors Foundation. The grant will help further Imagine’s mission of providing education and free peer grief support to children and teens coping with loss due to the death of a parent or sibling by helping to underwrite a sixth Night of Support at its center located in Mountainside, NJ.

Mary Robinson, Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, Honored as CNN Hero

Mary Robinson, Founder and Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, is now featured on the global networks of CNN and CNN.com as a CNN Hero.

New Grief Support Center to Open in Newark

Imagine Newark, a new grief support center in Newark, NJ, will open its doors in April 2019. The new center provides free year-round peer grief support programs for children and teens aged 3-18, and young adults aged 18-30, who are coping with loss due to the death of a parent, brother, sister, or other important person in their lives.

Imagine Newark Seeks Volunteers for March Training Session

Imagine Newark, a new grief support center in Newark, NJ that provides free year-round grief support programs, is seeking volunteers. While there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, the most pressing need is for adults willing to be trained as group facilitators. These facilitators will run peer support groups for children and teens aged 3-18, and young adults aged 18-30, who are coping…

Mountainside Open House on April 11

Imagine is hosting an open house on April 11th at our center in Mountainside. Come learn more and see how you can be a part of a growing organization helping those bereaved in our communities.

Supporting Children, Teens, and Adults Coping with Loss

We are pleased to once again offer this free workshop, "Supporting Children, Teens, and Adults Coping with Loss" on April 25th from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Pizza Dinner at 6:15 PM). Suggested Donation at the Door: $20

Imagine Room Named after Keith Hertell II

On January 17th a room dedication was held at Imagine in honor and memory of Keith Hertell II who died in a car accident in 1997 at the age of 25. Keith's father, Keith Hertell, made a very generous gift to Imagine to name the child loss support group room, Keith's Room. The funding provides support for the over 320 children and parents currently attending Imagine on five different Nights of Support.

Imagine Receives Grant from the Schumann Fund for New Jersey

Imagine is pleased to report it received a $10,000 grant from the Schumann Fund for New Jersey to support “Imagine Newark,” a new free children’s grief support center opening in the South Ward of Newark in March.