Compass: Child and Adolescent Grief Services

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Child & Adolescent Grief Services

Death is a common but difficult experience in a child’s life. The Compass program offers help to grieving children and teens who are surviving a recent loss or dealing with the anticipated death of a loved one.

Compass provides education about children’s grief processes and experiences while offering support through individual and group sessions. Through the Compass program, children learn about grief and develop strategies that help them work through the process. Our grief coordinators will also work with parents and other caregivers to help them build confidence in supporting children during this difficult time.


Special Programs and Events

In addition to individual and group counseling, Compass offers several unique grief programs throughout the year. All program fees associated with Compass are provided through generous community support. 
Contact us at or 828.692.6178 and ask to speak with a Compass staff member.

Individual Support

We provide individualized child and adolescent grief support in various settings. We work closely with local school systems, community outreach centers, and therapists to provide grief-specific care to children and teens dealing with the death of a person.

Group Support

We offer a variety of grief groups for children/adolescents at different times of the year. All grieving children and adolescents are welcome to attend any Compass event after initial contact with one of our grief coordinators, regardless of their connection to hospice or ability to pay. Compass is funded through community donations.

Community Support

While individual and group support can positively benefit children and adolescents working through grief, we recognize the importance of peer and community support. It’s one thing to hear that your feelings are valid from a professional counselor, but to hear it from a peer can be priceless. We design our programming to include community events that give children and adolescents time to be next to their peers while working through challenges and navigating difficult emotions.

Compass Programs & Events

Quarterly Meet-ups

Quarterly meet-ups provide a unique opportunity to get outside, into the world, and build supportive relationships with peers who are also grieving the loss of a loved one. Meet-ups are held off-site, throughout our community. We are proud to partner with local businesses such as Eliada Corn Maze, Cascade’s Mountain Resort, and Fun Depot’s climbing wall in order to create supportive environments for children and adolescents to build community and strength through grief. Click here if you are interested in donating to support the efforts of our quarterly event.


Summer day camp for children and adolescents.
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Healing HeARTS Holiday Workshops

Coping with the holidays when a loved one has died is hard enough for us adults.  But what about the children?

Heart Songs Healing HeARTS Holiday Workshops will is offered each year around the holidays.  At these free workshops, grieving children will:

  • find comfort and support in being with others their age
  • learn tips for coping with the upcoming holiday
  • create something special in remembrance of their family member or friend
  • enjoy a delicious dinner

To contact our Grief Services department, call (828) 692.6178 and ask to talk with a Compass staff member, or email All compass staff members are professionally trained master-level clinicians.

Sybil Arnold, Grief Services Team Leader

Jay Wilson, Child & Adolescent Grief Coordinator

Jessica Godfrey, Grief Services Coordinator – South Region 

Daniel Tipton, Grief Services Coordinator – North Region

Amy Entwistle, Grief Services Coordinator- West Region

Four Seasons Grief Services are provided at no cost to the consumer.  Expenses for this program are underwritten by generous donations. If you are interested in donating to Grief Services, click here.

Contact Us

To speak to someone right away, please call
Local: (828) 692.6178
Toll Free: (866) 466.9734