Phaneuf Family Foundation

The Phaneuf Family Foundation exists to provide financial support that allows families to afford a respectful funeral or cremation for a loved one. Our mission arose from the growing need of families who cannot afford to finalize the costs associated with a cremation or burial, and have no other recourse.

The foundation’s maximum distribution amount to any one request by a family, organization or student will not exceed $1,000. Donations are eligible for deceased residents of the states of New Hampshire and Vermont, and the donations can be used to cover funeral- or cremation-related costs, ranging from a transportation fee to a complete cremation.

Requests for distributions for a cremation or funeral may be made by a family member, friend, funeral director, social worker, hospice or nursing home employee or other interested party.

Aubrielle’s Hope

Aubrielle’s Hope is a nonprofit that provides NH families with financial aid for the funeral, cremation or burial for a child five years old and younger. We will help with any costs related to the funeral of a child (fees, flowers, etc.).

In order to apply for assistance from Aubrielle’s Hope, you have to fill out and submit an application found on their website. The application does not need to be filled out by the parents. However there is a release form that needs to be signed by the child’s parents and submitted with the application.

“Aubrielle’s Hope” is a 501c3 nonprofit that was started in memory and honor of Aubrielle Hope Cook. Aubrielle was born on April 13, 2016. She lived for only 7 hours, but her life made an impact on thousands of other lives through the sharing of her story by her mother, Beth Cook.


Friends of Aine Center for Grieving Children and Families

The child bereavement program titled Good Grief was established in 1988 to help children process grief after death. Because the grief cycle is unique to each child and often differs by the developmental stage of life, our bereavement programs are tailored by age. Support and care are provided by trained professionals who understand the trauma and immense suffering children are going through. All services are free of charge.

Friends of Aine Center for Grieving Children & Families – 146 Lowell Street Manchester, NH

For General Inquires – Call (603) 669-1120 or e-mail –
For Grief Support – Call (603) 668-1207 or e-mail –

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Monthly Meetings: Manchester & Nashua

Manchester Meetings – Gathers the 1st Thursday of each month

The Manning House at the Brookside Congregation Church
2013 Elm Street
Manchester, NH

Nashua Meetings – Gathers the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at:

St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church
500 West Hollis Street
Nashua, NH

Other chapters around the state:

♦ Madison, NH – (603) 662-6746

♦ Peterborough, NH – (603) 289-0153



The Sonatina Center – Integrated Therapeutic Arts

The Sonatina Center, located in Dover, NH provides services for children and adults. They primarily provide music therapy and art therapy at their center, but also travel to schools, hospitals, and community organizations around NH. Their programs are designed for children and adults with these types of conditions: Autism, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities, Anxiety & Depression, Substance Abuse, Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum, Alzheimer’s, Dementia & Parkinson’s, Traumatic & Acquired Brain Injury.

Bereavement Support: Heart Beats is a weekly music therapy bereavement group at the Sonatina Center. Heart Beats is a safe space for group members to process, express, and support one another in their grief through forms such as group music making, lyric discussion, song writing and improvisation.Heart Beats is an on-going group at The Sonatina Center. Group members are encouraged to begin and end their time with the group at their own pace and attendance is drop in style. Each session costs $18 and scholarships are available for qualifying applicants through the generosity of the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Foundation and Community Partners. First time participants please arrive 15 minutes early for registration paperwork.

Heart Beats: Adult Music Therapy Grief Group – Tuesdays 6-7 PM

Heart Beats: Youth Music Therapy Grief Group – Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 PM