About

Help bereaved children and families wherever they are in their grief and fulfill their needs in a caring and knowledgeable environment and provide financial assistance to aid their future education.

A Caring Hand was founded by the Esposito family, a family who lost a father and a husband to the world trade center tragedy on 9/11/01. ACH is committed to helping bereaved children and their family members learn emotionally healthy ways to live after the pain of someone's death.

In 2008, ACH proudly opened and now operates the only comprehensive, free-standing bereavement center in New York City: A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Bereavement Center. At the Bereavement Center, children, teens, caregivers, teachers and professionals learn healthy ways of dealing with grief. Services focus on expression, coping, remembering and community building – the essential components of grief work – using child-friendly activities including art, games and writing. We also help caregivers understand their own feelings, the grief journey of their child and how to feel confident parenting in the aftermath of a death.

With the support and generosity from people like you, ACH continues to advance its mission to meet bereaved children and families wherever they are in their grief and fulfill their needs in a caring and knowledgeable environment through services to help them with their emotional journey and financial assistance to aid their future education.

1. Children who've lost a parent need to know they're not alone.

2. We help children manage the pain of their past and find joy to take them into the future.

3. ACH awards educational scholarships to bereaved children who may have otherwise lost the opportunity to pay tuition with the passing of a paren