Ensuring No Child Grieves Alone

In 1991, a group of committed community volunteers in Lansing, MI, came together to support children in the area who had experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or someone else close to them. Named for Helen Louise Snow Stover, nicknamed Ele, who had died at just 11 months old, initial programming at Ele's Place served many children in the Lansing area, including Ele's three oldest sibilings. 

Today, with nearly 30 years of history, and more than 30,000 individuals served, four branch locations across the state of Michigan, Ele's Place provides onsite and school based bereavement programming for children ages 3-18 who have experienced a death in their lives. These programs are provided at no cost to our families, and provide children and teens an opportunity to safely grieve.