Through Children's Collaborative, we’ve brought together community organizations, grief groups, government resources, and more to surround children that have lost a caregiver to COVID-19 with a comprehensive network of support. Children's Collaborative is an initiative of COVID Collaborative, a bipartisan coalition of the nation’s leading experts in public health, education, and the economy working together with state and local leaders across America to win the fight against COVID-19. Our work is guided by an Advisory Council comprised of experts across sectors, and we are grateful to have the support of many organizations working to support young people.


John Bridgeland
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Catherine Jaynes
Ben McAdams
Senior Advisor
Emma Trout
Program Director

Advisory Council

Ayana Bartholomew
Robin Hood
Rita Carreon
Julie Choi
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Russ Cohen
Blue Star Families
Maria Collins
New York Life
Kathryn Ellard
Tuesday’s Children
Ray Hart
Council of the Great City Schools
Carolina Herrera
Kathy Higgins
Healthier Generation
Vicki Jay
National Alliance for Children’s Grief
Julie Kaplow
The Trauma and Grief Center at the Hackett Center for Mental Health
Jessica Maitland Mayo
Judi's House
Heather Nesle
New York Life
Allen Pratt
National Rural Education Assoc.
Yvette Roubideaux
Yumeka Rushing
Dr. David Schonfeld
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
David Shapiro
Dan Treglia
Social Policy Analytics
Kristin Urquiza
Marked by COVID
Brennan Wood
Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children & Families



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