What is the covid grief network?

As COVID-19 continues to spread and claim lives around the world, individuals, families, and communities are grieving — whether grief about the death of a loved one to COVID-19, or anticipatory grief about a loved one’s illness. No one should have to do this alone.

Our mission at the COVID Grief Network is to provide short term grief support and build long term community for young adults who are grieving in the midst of this pandemic.

To address this growing crisis, we are an emerging national network of volunteers — therapists, chaplains, spiritual directors, grief counselors, facilitators, coaches, mindfulness practitioners, and healers — supporting young adults in their 20s and 30s.

Who can receive support?

If you are in your 20s and 30s, and you have lost someone to COVID-19, or have a dear friend or family member who is seriously ill with COVID-19, we welcome you to join our community. If you have questions about whether you are eligible, please apply here and we will let you know.

COVID-19 is especially devastating communities of color, low income and working class folks, immigrants and undocumented people, and other systemically oppressed communities. 

As a network, we are committed to centering these truths and conversations in our work and care. We are committed to increasing and amplifying the voices of people of color in our Network and other historically, systematically marginalized communities.

If requested, the COVID Grief Network matches young adults with volunteer grief workers who share their identities.

We understand this is just a beginning. In these times of crisis, as so many of us are impacted by this pandemic, we wish we could offer this service to everyone, however we are currently limited to serving young adults in their 20s and 30s.

Is the network licensed to provide therapy?

To be very explicit: as a network, we are not offering therapy; We connect those requesting support with individuals who have volunteered to offer support. These connections are not a substitute for clinical mental health care.

If you need immediate help or are in crisis, please contact any of the following 24-hour hotlines:

If you are looking for a therapist, we recommend checking out:


Please see our Resource Guide for additional resources beyond the COVID Grief Network.


More Questions?

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