Supporting Kidds

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Basic Information

Address: 1213 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin DE 19707
Phone Number: 302-235-5544

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Grief Support, Bereavement Support, mental wellness
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Ages 5-18, Caregivers
Ages for Volunteer: 18+
Mission Statement:

Our Mission: Is to provide a compassionate pathway to healing for grieving children and their families, and to empower the community to support them in the grieving process.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We Believe: When provided with support and information, grieving children and their families can mobilize their own capacities to heal. A knowledgeable and caring community is an essential aid in this process.

Program History:

Our History: The year 1989 marked our beginnings as a small grassroots organization offering children a safe place to understand their grief and successfully adapt to their changed lives. Modeled after the Dougy Center in Oregon, Supporting Kidds provided peer support groups for grieving children using leased and donated space in the local community.
In 2020, Supporting Kidds entered our 30th year of service. We have have served thousands of children and families and we continue to remain a leader and model for serving the needs of bereaved children and families in Delaware.

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Volunteer at Supporting Kidds

Volunteers are the cornerstone of the support we offer grieving children and families and are integral to the success of our mission and vision. We value the time, talent, knowledge, and compassion contributed by each and every volunteer. All of our volunteers make a difference in the lives of children and families in a permanent and meaningful way!

Volunteer Group Facilitators
Volunteer Facilitators play a crucial role in ensuring access to our bereavement support programs and services. They offer skilled support of children, teens, and adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Under the supervision of Supporting Kidds staff, Volunteer Facilitators create the safe space for children and families to cultivate community through our bereavement support group programs.


  • Completion of a volunteer application with references
  • Participation in a pre-training interview
  • Attending 4-week Volunteer Support Group Facilitator training
  • Provision of a criminal record check with child abuse history clearance
  • Agreement to Supporting Kidds confidentiality policy

Additional Volunteer Opportunities
In addition to Volunteer Facilitators, we wholeheartedly welcome event specific and office/facilities maintenance volunteers on an ongoing basis.

To get started, visit our website:, and complete the Volunteer Interest Form today!