Fernside, established in 1986, as the nation's second oldest children's grief center, remains today a national leader in providing grief support services and outreach and education to the community and families.
An affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, Fernside serves children and teens ages 3-18 as well as their parent(s)/guardian(s) in a variety of grief programs.
Fernside offers three separate camp programs, Camp Erin- Cincinnati for children and teens, and a retreat experience for adults. Fernside also offers free programming to local schools and other organizations including crisis support following a death that affects their entire community. Fernside collaborates with many local social service agencies to provide customized grief support for their clients with special needs.
Finally, Fernside educates the community on grief issues through our Community Outreach programs. Fernside provides all services free of charge with the help of generous donors who support their mission.