Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas

Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (CBCST) was founded on May 20, 1997, as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Recognizing the permanent impact loss can have on young people, the CBCST was established to help children and families grieving the death of a loved one. The CBCST’s story began with one free peer support group serving 19 families. As the demand for our services has grown over the years, they have responded by adding, adapting, and enhancing their programs to fully meet the needs of children and families living with grief. Today the CBCST serves thousands of children, caregivers, and community members every year through ongoing support groups, individual and family counseling, and professional education and training programs.


Children’s Bereavement Center’s mission is to foster healing for grieving children and youth, their families and the community.

Children’s Bereavement Center –
Main Location

205 W. Olmos Drive
San Antonio, TX 78212

Children’s Bereavement Center –
Rio Grande Valley

Valley Baptist Medical Arts Pavilion
2101 Pease Street, Ste. 2D
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 368-4065

What Programs Are Offered At The Children’s Bereavement Center?



Our grief support groups bring together youth and their caregivers with similar death loss experiences to help normalize feelings, share experiences, and grieve the death of a loved one. Families who attend groups are invited to participate in various therapeutic activities with peers to help process their grief.


Youth and their caregivers may be provided with private therapy sessions that will help stabilize and preserve family relationships and develop healthy coping skills. Our certified counselors may be able to provide this service based on information collected at the intake assessment.


Camp Heroes is a grief camp hosted three times a year for children ages 7-11 who have experienced the death of a loved one. These grief camps are opportunities for children to be surrounded by other peers who have similar death loss experiences. Children who attend will participate in many different therapeutic activities to work toward developing healthy coping skills.


Schools and organizations face many challenges in the event of the sudden or anticipated death of a student or faculty member. CBCST makes our staff available to provide on-site grief support to students, staff and faculty. Our trauma-informed counseling team can also provide on-site staff with the training and tools needed to assist impacted students.

Upcoming Events

Bingo at the Bereavement Center

Let the games begin! Help raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas.

Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 205 West Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212


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Tour of the Heart

Take this opportunity to get a firsthand look at their facility, learn more about grief counseling services, and find out how you can get involved and support grieving children and their families.

Date: December 3, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 205 West Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212


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Hearts in Harmony Gala

Join Us For An Evening Of Celebration As We Look Back At All We Have Accomplished And Prepare For A Future Filled With Hope And Healing.

Date: February 17, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Mays Center at the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX, 78209


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If you are interested in supporting Children’s Bereavement Center please contact 210.736-4847