Resources for Children in the Greater Sacramento Area & Placer County

Partnering with People Who Care

Placer Institute for Families and Children
A counseling agency that specializes in helping children, families, individuals, and couples who are struggling with grief. The Placer Institute is a non-profit counseling agency that serves the community on a sliding fee scale.
Phone: 916-402-8810.
Location: 6518 Lonetree Blvd, Suite 174, Rocklin, CA 95765
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Children’s Bereavement Art Group
Locations in Placer & Sacramento Counties.
Groups meet weekly. Free to any child 4-16 who has lost a significant family member within a year.
Sutter Children’s Bereavement Art Group

Guiding Teens Thru Grief
Facilitated by
Patricia Allison, LMFT, MFC#51011
Marriage and family therapist who has personally experienced the loss of a spouse and raised two sons who missed their father. This support group is provided on a fee basis.
Phone: 916-802-7444
Offices located in Roseville at 1380 Lead Hill Blvd, Ste 160, and in West Sacramento at 1550 Harbor Blvd, Suite 210.


Camp Hope
A weekend camp for children age 6 through 17 who have lost a close family member.
Directors:  Lynn Hebert & Leslie Wilson, Email to
Camp Hope is a free weekend camp for children, ages 6 to 17, who have experienced the loss of a significant loved one. The mission of Camp Hope is to provide a safe environment for grieving kids and teens as they share memories, make new friends, and have fun. Click here to read more.

Comfort Zone Camp
A nationwide bereavement camping organization for children.  Visit their website for locations and details.

Camp Erin
Located in Modesto, Camp Erin is a free weekend camp for children who are grieving the loss of a loved one.