“Friends of Aine is a much welcome and needed addition to Greater Manchester’s continuum of programs aimed at supporting children and families. They are able to play a vital role by providing peer support for bereaved children in a structured and compassionate way. Their presence in our community fills a gap that has been evident for some time and will help to mitigate some of the effects of adverse childhood events by addressing the emotional needs of the often forgotten grievers. We share the common goal of helping to build healthy and resilient children, teens and families. Manchester is fortunate to have Friends of Aine within our midst”.

William Rider, President/CEO
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

“Friends of Aine is the equivalent of the most comforting hug when you need it the most. When we are feeling our most vulnerable and tender, we have been treated with such gentleness and understanding. When we need to just be quiet, or if we need to let out our deepest feelings, we are given a safe space to do that. The program is structured perfectly for the ages of each of my children and the separate adult group. Our grief path would have been tremendously more difficult without Friends of Aine.”

Mom of Our Program participant

“They (Friends of Aine) are almost like my 2nd family and they give me courage.”

10-year-old Our Program participant

“This is the best day I’ve had since my (parent) died”

Our Program participant