Erin's House provides support for children, teens, and their families who have experienced a death.


Year Established


Individuals Served
in 2021


Hearts Healed
Over 29 Years

Because grief can often cause children to feel isolated and different from their friends, peer support in itself helps children in the grieving process.

 It can be a challenge for parents and caregivers to know what to do, what to say, and how to help children who are grieving. Here are some resources that can help.


Throughout the year, Erin's House hosts multiple events to raise awareness and funds in order to keep our services at no cost to families.


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Zane, Zahvia, and Zeke
Erin's House Participants

Zane | "I like being accepted at Erin's House and not having to explain my emotions of missing my dad or grief."

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Esmerelda and Jasmin
Volunteer Facilitator &
Erin's House Participant

Esmerelda | "One thing I hope the kids in my group take away from Erin's House and learn throughout their grief journey is they are not alone."

Volunteer Facilitator

Mo | "Every time I set foot inside the Volcano Room, I see joy. These kids are able to enjoy themselves and let out a ton of energy and be a kid for the time we are in there."

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Brady, Evelyn, and Lillian
Erin's House Participants

Brady | "At Erin's House, we're learning to love one another!"

Evelyn | "I'm happy meeting new friends that are like me."


Office Hours

Monday through Friday           9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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5670 YMCA Park Dr. West

Fort Wayne, IN  46835

Tel: 260.423.2466

Fax: 260.432.5089

Erin’s House for Grieving Children is located off of St. Joe Center Road in Northeast Fort Wayne, situated near the intersection of
St. Joe Center Road and Maplecrest Road. We are located near Kroger, and in the same development as 3Rivers Federal Credit Union and the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA. We are just a few minutes from I469, Exit 29B (South Maplecrest Rd).