News and Events

Imagine Receives $2100 Grant from the Junior League of Summit

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, a grief support center for children and families, has received a $2,100 grant from the Junior League of Summit (JLS). The grant will help further Imagine's mission of providing education and free peer grief support to children (aged 3-18) and their families coping with loss due to the death or life-altering illness of a parent or sibling by helping to underwrite a sixth Night of Support at its center located in Mountainside, NJ.

Emotional and Impactful Kickoff Event Held for Imagine Newark

Newark leaders greeted with love and gratitude all who attended the May 16 kickoff of Imagine Newark, A Center for Coping with Loss, Newark's new grief support center for children and families. Located at the Achieve Charter School on Clinton Avenue, the Center provides free, year-round grief support for children, teens, and their families coping with loss due to death.

Imagine Seeks Volunteers to Provide Grief Support

Imagine currently seeks volunteers to serve as peer support group facilitators for children and families coping with loss due to death. Upcoming summer trainings will be held June 27-30th and July 26-29th, 2019.

Imagine Leadership Council Annual Meeting

Imagine Leadership Council Members assemble for their annual meeting on Friday morning, April 26th at Imagine. These community leaders lend their expertise and support to Imagine's mission and play a key role in our success.

Imagine Newark, A Center for Coping with Loss, Invites Community to Kickoff Event on May 16th

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, a new grief support center for children and families, invites the Newark community to its kickoff event. Speakers representing Imagine will meet and greet community members and explain how Imagine Newark provides free, year-round grief and trauma-informed support for children, teens, and their families. Imagine also provides training, education, and on-site support in schools, workplaces, and the wider community.

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.