Who We Are

Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas is so much more than a place where grieving children come to heal. We are a place of transformation.

Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas was founded as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving children affected by the loss of a loved one. Our story began with one free peer support group serving 19 families.Today we serve thousands of children, caregivers, and community members every year through ongoing support groups, individual and family counseling, and professional education and training programs. As the demand for our services has continued to grow we have responded by adding, adapting, and enhancing our programs to fully meet the needs of children and families living with grief. In a culture that does not talk about grief and bereavement and in a world that might not understand, we do.

As the sole provider of grief support programs for children through young adulthood in South Texas, we wholeheartedly devote ourselves to addressing the bereavement needs of children from every culture and social circumstance to help them heal and move forward. We believe that each person’s journey through grief is unique and therefore deserving of a distinctive approach. Our goal is to help children and their caregivers understand the depth of their grief, stabilize and preserve family relationships, and develop healthy coping skills after the death of a loved one.

Our Mission

To foster healing for grieving children and youth, their families and the community.

A Brief History

As we continue to grow and expand we celebrate all of the wonderful milestones that have led us here!

1997
2001
2006
2010
2015
2017
2018
2019
2021
Center Founded
Moved Into W. Craig
Friends of CBCST founded
Moved Into W. Olmos
Start of school-based support groups
Launched RGV
Launched Paloma Place
Became a United Way Partner Agency
Facility Expansion

At The Center

We hope to accompany children through their grief to help them heal and to help them feel less alone.

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