Children's Bereavement Center (Miami, FL)


  • Name:Ms. Joan Sampieri
  • Title:Grant Writer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Children's Bereavement Center
  • Address:
    Miami, FL 33143
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:305-668-4902
  • Main fax:305-669-9110

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:305-279-0294
  • Mobile phone:305-206-1987

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The CBC's mission is to provide families in South Florida loving support in a safe place where children, teens and their families grieving a death can share their experiences as they move through the healing process.

  • History:
  • The CBC was founded to address the needs of the twenty-five percent of all children who experience the death of a significant loved one by the time that they graduate high school. For one in five children, this loss represents the death of a parent. Parental death has a profound impact often contributing to various emotional, physical and behavioral disturbances. Eighty-five percent exhibit symptoms such as physical complaints, sleep disturbances, and nightmares, suicidal thoughts, drug and alcohol abuse, social isolation or strained peer interaction and school difficulties. After a year severe aggressive behaviors may fade but other problems such as anxiety, loneliness and lack of confidence are likely to continue.
    Founded in 1999 by psychologists, and Miami-Dade residents, Drs. Carol Berns and Mindy Cassel. In developing its core programs, the CBC first created a research-based, “Healthful Grieving Model” which promotes four principles: 1) Grieving is a normal, natural and individualized process. 2) People have the ability to heal from their loss in their own unique way, and at their own pace. 3) The process of healing is greatly enhanced in a caring, accepting environment. 4) The camaraderie between grieving children is a vital component to their healing.
    When the CBC opened its doors in 1999, it began with 8 children from 5 families. It now serves more than 350 children and their families every month. This request is for funds for layout, design and printing of monographs that address a variety of topics related to grief. The CBC is about to replicate its highly successful model in collaboration with a national hospice and will need new materials to open the program for more children and their families.

  • Year established:1999
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:15
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:5

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Florence Anderson
    Nancy Ansley
    Sandra Baker Feren
    Joan Blackman
    Bonnie Blank
    Chris Cummock
    Ed Golden
    David Goldweit
    Dale Goodman-Genet
    Alex Montague
    Robert Nacron
    Larry Pimentel
    Melissa Sardinia
    Risa Schiff
    Phil Weinback

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Mindy E. Cassel, Ph.D., CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Peter Willig, Vice President of Operations and Marketing
    Kathy Kramer, Program Director
    Elaine Webb, Office Manager
    Bonita Whytehead, Program and Development Assistant


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:65-0918564

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:650918564
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% CLAUDE GRUBAIR
  • Organization Address:7600 S RED RD STE 307
  • Organization City:SOUTH MIAMI
  • Organization State:FL
  • Organization Zip:33143-5427
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 1999
  • 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, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:B99
  • Asset Amount:$1,040,159
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$863,261
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$751,769
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:24:02 pm

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