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The Caring House

The Caring House

Child playing with chalk

When a family member or close friend dies, it is a frightening disruption in the lives of both children and adults. Death changes the way the entire family functions. Sometimes our children become “the forgotten mourners.”

The Caring House provides a safe place for children ages 3-18 and their families to cope with the death of a loved one and share their grief with others. We recognize that grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one. The duration and intensity of grief is unique for each individual. Within each of us is the natural capacity to heal, and acceptance and caring facilitate that healing process.

Art room at The Caring House

What happens at The Caring House?

At The Caring House, we provide many outlets for children to express and process their grief, including:

  • Physical and creative play
  • At The Caring House Art expression
  • Sharing and listening
  • Expressing feelings
  • Learning about the grieving process

Who pays for these services?

The Caring House is a not-for-profit organization and the services are free of charge. We are dependent on Huntsville Hospital Foundation support, corporate and community contributions, as well as donations from churches and families who have benefited from our services. All residents of Madison County are eligible for our services, regardless of whether their loved one was served by our hospice agency. If you would like to make a contribution to The Caring House, please call our office at (256) 265-HOPE (4673). All gifts to The Caring House are tax deductible and very much appreciated.

For more information

Please call (256) 265-HOPE (4673) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Play room with dress up

How do I get these services?

To request a telephone consultation for The Caring House program, please call (256) 265-HOPE (4673). After a brief telephone interview, we will arrange a tour and orientation visit where dates and times for participation in the program will be determined.

Additional Services

  • Seminars and professional training for recognizing the signs of grief in children
  • Educational resource center
  • Tours of The Caring House
  • On-site support for grief in the workplace
  • Age appropriate peer support groups
  • Crisis and school intervention


The Caring House is a member of the National Alliance for Children's Grief.