Ann Arbor

Ele's Place Ann Arbor is open VIRTUALLY!

As we navigate the Coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety of our families, volunteers and staff remain our number one priority. We are available virtually to serve grieving children and teens in our community.

If you have a grieving child or teen in your life, our Clinical Program Staff is available to help! Please call Ele’s Place Ann Arbor at 734.929.6640 or email to learn more about our no-cost support programs.

Ele's Place Ann Arbor offers ongoing peer support groups Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, two weeks per month for grieving children and teens ages 3-18 via Zoom. Groups are offered at no cost to the families and assistance with technology can be offered on a case-by-case basis.

Age groups typically include Preschool/Kindergarten, Early Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School and High School. Groups allow children to realize they are not alone in this process by connecting with individuals their age while being facilitated by trained volunteers with oversight from clinical staff.

Support groups for the child's/teen’s parent(s) or guardian(s) are also available via Zoom and facilitated by Licensed Clinicians.

We look forward to the day that the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and the doors to our Home for Healing Hearts are open once again.

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To find out what's happening at Ele's Place Ann Arbor, click here for recent News, Newsletters, and Impact Reports.

Tour of the Heart

What is a Tour of the Heart? 

An inspirational opportunity to learn more about Ele's Place Ann Arbor. For now, we are able to schedule remote meetings during which you will enjoy a virtual tour of our NEW program facility, meet our staff, learn about our grief support services for children, teens, and their families, and find out ways you can help support our mission.

Upcoming Virtual "Tours of the Heart” via Zoom!

  • Thursday, June 17 @ 9:00am
  • Wednesday, June 30 @ 4:00pm

To sign up for an Ele's Place Ann Arbor Tour of the Heart, please click hereAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual Tour of the Heart via Zoom. Please register by 5:00pm on the MONDAY prior to the tour date.

Please note, these tours are not intended for families seeking grief support. If you need assistance or have questions about grief support for children and teens, our Clinical Program Staff is available to help! Please call Ele’s Place Ann Arbor at 734.929.6640 or email

Questions about a Tour of the Heart? Contact Lindsay Clark by email or phone 734.929.6640.

About Ele's Place Ann Arbor

Ele's Place Ann Arbor is the only nonprofit in our community and the surrounding southeast Michigan area dedicated solely to helping children and teens work with and through grief. Unfortunately, the need for our services will never go away. Unresolved grief negatively affects our children and teens, contributing to alarming rates of depression, addiction, and violence.

Ele’s Place Ann Arbor was established in 2007 by offering one night of weekly programming. In 2019, after opening the doors to our new dedicated healing center - A Home for Healing Hearts - we expanded our services to four nights, serving an average of 160 grieving children, teens, and their families each week. The need for our services is critical - in Washtenaw County alone, 4,500 children and teens could potentially benefit from the services of Ele’s Place.

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5665 Hines Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
p: 734.929.6640
f: 734.926.0985

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