Welcome to #UpliftAtHome. The Uplift team is here to provide families and children with resources and activities designed to bring calm during this time of uncertainty. While the current situation doesn’t allow us to be together, we will continue to offer supportive services to our community until the day we are able to once again uplift together.
At Uplift Center for Grieving Children, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and the children and families we serve is our highest priority. We also believe it is our duty to act responsibly to help stop the spread of the COVID-19/Coronavirus. All our staff are working from home and we are offering modified versions of our services.
To learn about our current #UpliftAtHome services, please contact:
- Family Services Grief Groups: Teresa Méndez-Quigley at firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-School and Community Grief Groups and Post-Crisis Support Services: Sarah Sweda at email@example.com
- Training Programs: Katherine Streit at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Uplift Team page of our website contains a listing of all staff members as well as their contact information.
Thank you for your continued support of Uplift and the children and families we are privileged to work with.
Do you or your loved ones feel lonely, stressed, sad, angry, or confused? Do you miss your friends and routines?
Philly HopeLine is a free helpline sponsored by Uplift Center for Grieving Children and the School District of Philadelphia. It is staffed by Masters’s-level clinicians from Uplift, and is open to all School District of Philadelphia students & families. Service is available in both English and Spanish.
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Holidays: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
New for 2021:
Spanish Language Hours:
Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
New for 2021:
Queer and Trans Youth Service Hours:
Tuesdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursdays 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19
Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet For Parents
Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Youth High School and College Age
How to talk to children about death during a global pandemic
COMO HABLAR CON LOS Niños SOBRE LA MUERTE DURANTE UNA PANDEMIA GLOBAL
Respondiendo al cambio y pérdida: para el apoyo de niños, adolescentes, y familias
Social Stories: Coronavirus
and Hand washing
and Social Isolation
The Mysteries of Life with Tim and Moby: Coronavirus
Philadelphia Schools Providing Free Meals To Students
Supporting Children And Yourself During COVID-19
Responding To Change And Loss: A Free Workbook
Helping Families Cope With The Coronavirus Disease 2019
Talking To Children About COVD-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Taking Care Of Your Mental Health In The Face Of Uncertainty
Uplift At Home
Our Uplift At Home video series showcases activities designed to bring calm to children and their caregivers.
Featuring book readings in English and Spanish, craft activities, and guided mindfulness exercises, this free series is suitable for viewers of all ages.
Support For The Helpers
Support For The Helpers is a webinar series for caregivers, clinicians, educators, community leaders, and others navigating the collective grief and trauma
brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Katherine Streit, Uplift’s Training Coordinator, all sessions are close-captioned and include resource guides.