Pain to Peace . . .

Heartbreak to Happiness . . .

Grief to Gratitude . . .

Your donation can help fill the gap between grief and gratitude.


Your donation to The Aniya Center will make a huge difference in helping individuals bridge the gap between grief and gratitude and work towards advocating to minimize our grief-avoidance society.   501(c)(3) Status Pending

Our Mission: The Aniya Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing grief coaching support services to individuals in the Washington, D.C. area who have experienced the death of a loved one. Our trained grief coaches and volunteers provide tools, resources, encouragement, and support as individuals positively journey from pain to peace, heartbreak to happiness, and grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible, reducing the pitfalls and risk factors associated with unresolved grief. 

Our Vision: The Aniya Center envisions a world in which we no longer live in a grief-avoidance society. Providing education, tools, and grief coaching support, individuals can reduce the emotional, psychological, and physical impact resulting from unresolved grief; positively embrace life; and, create a legacy after the adversity of grief and loss. It is our commitment to educate, raise awareness, and advocate on the significance of one’s unique grief journey experience and its impact on individuals, children, families, workplaces, schools, and communities. Ultimately, we believe that we can improve lives, communities, and the world by transforming the grief experience to perpetuate meaningful legacies.

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What others are saying . . .

I can't stress enough how comfortable my coach made me feel.  She has made my life a better and healthier place to be.  My body, mind, and spirit have been nourished and I now have the tools to begin overcoming my grief.

Program Participant

What our customers are saying

Finding this program felt very much like finding a little cabin in the wilderness when you're cold, wet, lost, hungry and tired.

Program Participant

What others are saying . . .

I am pleased to share how impactful the two sessions on grief conducted by Dora Carpenter were. Our class was held inside of the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. The participants were grieving various losses, from children to parents, etc. We were all tremendously blessed and encouraged by the insight and wisdom we received from Ms. Carpenter. She not only encouraged us to move forth, but she also challenged us to live our lives to the fullest, while providing practical steps we could take to do so. I highly recommend this for anyone who is in the grieving process, as well as anyone who wants to help someone who is. In addition, I was pleasantly surprised to discover her counsel also included ways to make preparation for that day when we all must face dealing with the death of a loved one.

Chaplain, Women's Correctional Center, Maryland

What our customers are saying

I just listened to your webinar and found it to be very emotionally rewarding. It brought back many fond and loving memories of the blessed time we [my husband and I] shared. I thank and praise God for you and the work that you're doing to enable others to move from grief to gratitude. Keep up the good work

Program Participant


You don't have to navigate the wilderness of grief alone.  We are here for you.