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Grief counseling is a key tool in helping bereaved young people process a significant loss. However, the costs associated with grief counseling often become a barrier that prohibits the grieving from seeking out or continuing with this service.

As the provider, you've likely found yourself as the first point of contact when determining if your practice can accept a persons insurance, how high their copay may be, or what the cost of care without insurance looks like for your patient. You may also find yourself to be uniquely aware of their financial situation.

The 26 Foundation believes that when someone loses a parent during their most formative years of life, the opportunity to process the loss and the emotional ramifications that accompany it with a trained professional are invaluable. For this reason, we are happy to provide financial support to help your patients in need receive this service.

Please follow the guidance and forms below to register with The 26 Foundation as a provider, learn about our terms of partnership, and apply for support on behalf of your patients. 

Who you are

who you can apply for

  • You are a permitted or licensed mental health care provider in the United States.

  • You are able to provide quality mental health care services to patients.

  • You are willing to be a partner with The 26 Foundation and will act in good faith for your patients needs and not personal financial gain.

  • A patient who is grieving the death of a parent, and:

    • Is 0-29 years of age, and they, or their legal guardian has given you consent to apply on their behalf, 

    • Demonstrated a financial that is currently preventing or will begin to prevent them from having access to a mental health care provider who is providing grief counseling.

    • They, or their legal guardian, understand that you will be reimbursed for the services you provide them and they, as the patient will not be reimbursed. 

How to Apply On Behalf of Your Patient

Provider Registration

The 26 Foundation performs its own due diligence in ensuring that all providers who apply for financial support on behalf of their patients are legally permitted or licensed to provide mental health services.

Please complete the

Provider Registration Form

Review Terms

Once you have completed the Provider Registration form, please take the time to review the Terms for Provider Remitted Applications for Financial Support document. This document outlines who and how you can partner with us, with information explaining qualifications, supporting documentation and billing. 


Please take a moment to ensure you have obtained the consent of your patients (if 18-28 y/o) or their legal guardians (if 0-17 y/o) consent to apply for financial support on their behalf. They should also understand that you will be reimbursed for the services you provide, and they will not receive any reimbursement directly as the patient

Submit Application

Please submit one Provider Application - Request for Financial Support to Provide Grief Counseling Services per patient, even if they are members of the same family, or will be participating in a group therapy session. We will contact you as you near the limitation on allotted funds per application. At that point in time you will have the opportunity to reapply on behalf of the patient. Please note, the application must be completed all at once. Answers will not be saved if you navigate away from the page. 

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