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


Year Established


Individuals Served
in 2019


Hearts Healed
Over 28 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.


age 18

The most memorable moment for me at Erin's House was the end-of-season balloon release. It was very symbolic to me in helping in releasing my father's spirit.

age 12

My favorite things about Erin's House are the activities we do together during the camp, group work, and projects.

age 13

My most memorable memory was the entire Camp Good Grief in August. From the zip-line to the waterpark to the campfire, I loved all of it. I won't forget it, especially with all of the friends that I made.

age 16

My favorite memory from Erin's House was Teen Camp. Knowing that I am not the only one dealing with the death of a loved one, my Dad, helped me find some peace. I had the best Dad!


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).