Our Mission

Meeting the unique needs of medically fragile children in the comfort of their home.

Kids + Teens + Adults Grief/Bereavement Support

Have you seen this flyer around? Looking for some more information on counseling for your child?

Then you are in the right spot!

Bereavement Care

Coastal Kids Home Care is grateful to welcome Papillon Center for Loss & Transition compassionate services for individuals experiencing loss and transition. 

Losing someone you love is devastating. You may feel overwhelmed and isolated. Friends and family offer support but may not know what to say, or may be experiencing their own grief. In our groups, you will meet others who are experiencing similar emotions and coping in a variety of ways, people who are working to grieve in a healthy, resilient way. Every grief experience is different, but you are not in this alone.


Adult Drop-in Groups

Designed to meet each person at their unique place in their grief journey, groups include:

  • Early grief adult drop-in 

  • General grief adult drop-in 

  • Transition grief drop-in 

  • Child loss grief support 

  • Pregnancy and infant loss support 


Children’s + Teens Grief and Bereavement

Children’s grief is unique; it continues to change as kids and teens grow and develop. It needs a voice at all stages so a bereaved child can fully integrate their loss. If your child is experiencing grief and needs immediate help please review the information above and contact our staff at 800-214-5439. Good Grief for Kids and Teens groups and activities will offer a developmentally appropriate space to meet them where they are in their grief journey and help them connect to other kids who are also on that journey.


Madison Rose Memorial Library

As a sustainable community resource for the universal emotion of grief and loss, we offer books for children, youth, and adults that cover all types of loss. Come pick out a book for yourself or a loved one, sit and read it with one of our staff members or take it with you and read at home. Visit our library at:

427 Pajaro Street

Salinas, CA 93901


Sign up at the form above or contact us today to schedule an appointment/learn more about drop-in grief and bereavement groups. A Coastal Kids' staff member will listen to your concerns and match you with the best available option.  We are here to support you and your family with the option of virtual appointments.



📱Phone: 800-214-5439


⚠️Crisis Resources for immediate help


Crisis Resources

  • Dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care
  • Santa Clara Crisis/Suicide Line: 855-278-4204
  • Crisis Text Line: 800-273-8255 or Text BAY to 741741 (Anyone can send a message! Kids, teens and adults.)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255



Are you a long-time supporter of compassionate grief services in our community? Please consider continuing your support for these valuable services by donating to our Bereavement Care fund through Coastal Kids Home Care. You can be assured that all donations will support grief and bereavement care for children and adults.