Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families (Northfield, NJ)


  • Name:Ms. Michelle Post
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families
  • Address:950 Tilton Road, Suite 108
    Northfield, NJ 08225
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:609-484-1133
  • Main fax:609-484-3188

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:609-841-2895
  • Home phone:609-601-1903

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The Alcove's Mission is to provide a safe place where children and their families, who are grieving a death, can receive comfort and support through the healing process.
    Research has shown that one in 20 children will lose a parent before reaching adulthood, and that there is a strong correlation between early loss and later depression and school failure.
    The Alcove's purpose is to address the needs of grieving children to alleviate their immediate suffering, and prevent future emotional, mental and social problems.
    The Alcove’s target population is children ages 3-18 who have experienced the death of a loved one, and their caregivers. Our Northfield center is within easy driving distance to Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Ocean, Burlington, Gloucester and Camden counties in southern New Jersey.
    The Alcove’s services include activity-based, peer support groups led by trained volunteers in our Northfield center, and school-based groups led by a Master’s level social worker in distressed communities in our region.

  • History:
  • The Alcove was the first grief center for children in New Jersey. It remains the only children’s grief center in the southern half of the state. Founders Patricia Smith and Mindy Shemtov, both Master’s level social workers, realized children were often left alone to process grief, as the adults in their lives tried to “protect” them by not talking about the death, and as adults grappled with their own overwhelming feelings of loss.
    In 2001, Mindy, Pat and a small board of directors established The Alcove as a 501 (c) 3 charity. It started out as a group for six children run from a church basement, and now serves more than 250 children and family members a year in its center, and another 50 children in its school outreach program. Since its inception, The Alcove has provided grief support to more than 1,000 people.
    In 2004 The Alcove moved into its own center, and in 2007 it expanded the center from 2,000 square feet to 3,000 square feet, and hired four part-time workers to take it into the future as one of its co-founders, therapist Patricia Smith, MSS LCSW, retired.
    The Alcove increased its number of board members to 24 in 2007.

  • Year established:2001
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:24
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:6

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • The Alcove
    Center for Grieving Children and Families, Inc.
    950 Tilton Road – Suite 108
    Northfield, NJ 08225

    Richard Baehrle
    Realtor and Proprietor
    Vanguard Property Group, Inc.
    2900 Fire Road, Suite 101
    Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234
    (w) 641-0011
    fax: 646-1043

    Steven J. Brog, Esq. - Chairman
    Perskie, Nehmad & Perillo, P.C.
    PO Box 730
    Somers Point, NJ 08244
    (w) 927-1177
    fax: 926-9721

    Richard Chialastri
    c/o BAS
    2000 Shore Road, Suite 205
    Linwood, NJ 08221
    609-927-0444 Ext. 16
    Fax: 927-6943

    Lisa Evans
    Sales Manager
    2015 Cedar Lane
    Oceanville, NJ 08230
    (w) 398-6712
    (cell) 425-9271

    Kathryn Cramer Gallagher
    1637 Woodlynne Blvd.
    Linwood, NJ 08221
    (h) 653-6958

    Jessica Goldstein, MS OTR/L
    Pediatric Occupational Therapist
    Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Mays Landing & Ventnor Schools
    8712 Fremont Avenue
    Margate, New Jersey 08402
    (609) 823-7097

    Mr. Jason Goldstein
    Funeral Director/Vice President
    Roth-Goldstein’s Memorial Chapel
    8712 Fremont Avenue
    Margate, New Jersey 08402
    (w) 609-344-9004
    (cell) 609-226-4406

    Mary Jo Hieb, RN, BSN Director
    Atlanticare: Post Acute Network
    PO Box 1626
    Pleasantville, NJ 08232

    1406 Doughty Road
    Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234
    (w) 407-2000
    fax: 272-2414

    Norman Imber
    Nobil Food Services
    2 Harbour Lane
    Margate, NJ 08402

    Peter R. Jungblut, MD, MBA
    Shore Memorial Hospital
    1 E. New York Avenue
    Somers Point, NJ 08244

    Christopher S. Lipari, Esq.
    1301 S. Main Street
    Pleasantville, NJ 08232
    (w) 609-645-9400
    (f) 609-407-0314

    John F. Palladino, Esq.
    Hankin, Sandman & Palladino
    30 South New York Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    (w) 609-344-5161
    Fax: 609-344-7913

    Edward H. Peterson, Jr.
    Manager, Commercial Sales
    South Jersey Energy Company
    1 South Jersey Plaza
    Folsom, NJ 08037
    609-561-9000 Ext. 4263

    Eric Reynolds
    Vice President
    Borgata/Atlantic City Jobs and
    Opportunities Program
    Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
    One Borgata Way
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Fax: 609-348-1436

    Thomas Reynolds, CPA - Treasurer
    Accountant & Partner
    Capaldi, Reynolds, & Pelosi, P.A.
    332 Tilton Road
    Northfield, NJ 08225
    (w) 641-4000
    fax: 641-7333

    H. Douglas Roden
    246 Old River Road
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    Cell: 609-410-5933

    Michael S. Scales, Ed.D.
    The Richard Stockton College of NJ
    PO Box 195
    Pomona, New Jersey 08240

    Dean L. Scarpa
    First Vice President - Investments
    UBS Financial Services, Inc.
    1909 New Road, Suite One
    Northfield, NJ 08225-9705
    Fax: 609-677-1647

    Cheryll Smith
    Family Representative
    Daniel Smith Real Estate
    6703 Atlantic Avenue
    Ventnor, NJ 08406
    (w) 823-0800

    David J. Spatz
    David Spatz Productions
    PO Box 3258
    Margate, New Jersey 08402
    (609) 442-8308

    Glen Ann Stoll
    Director of Community and
    Cultural Enrichment
    Atlanticare Health Systems
    2500 English Creek Avenue, Suite C
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

    Stefanie A.Watts
    Executive Realtors
    3003 English Creek Avenue, Ste. A-04
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
    W: 609-653-0303
    Fax: 609-645-3337

    Amy Weintrob, Esq.
    Hankin, Sandman & Palladino
    30 South New York Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    (w) 344-5161

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Executive Director Mindy Shemtov, MSW, LCSW
    Board President Peter R. Jungblut, MD, MBA

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Mindy Shemtov, MSW LCSW, Executive Director
    Tobiellen Care, MA Mental Health Counseling, Program Director
    Kit Siracusa-Price, MSW, School Outreach Coordinator
    Jodi Patriarca, Director of Volunteer Services
    Michelle Post, Director of Development
    Kelly Catrambone, Administrative Assistant


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:22-3808649

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:223808649
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:376 TILTON RD
  • Organization City:NORTHFIELD
  • Organization State:NJ
  • Organization Zip:08225-1214
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):5, 1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children, Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 2001
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:F60
  • Asset Amount:$34,888
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$331,563
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$235,016
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 7:17:21 pm

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