Capital Region

We serve grieving children, teens, young adults and their families from throughout Mid-Michigan.  We hold peer support groups Monday – Thursday weekly throughout the school year and family nights once a month in the summer.  We also hold Ele’s Groups at schools throughout the area. Support groups for the child's/teen's parent(s) or guardian(s) are also available and are facilitated by licensed clinicians.  

If you have a grieving child or teen in your life, our Bereavement Coordinators are here to help!  Please call Ele's Place - Capital Region at (517) 482-1315 to learn more about our no-cost support programs.

Summer Business Hours:  Friday, May 26th through Friday, September 8th.
Open Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm  
Closed on Friday 

Our History

Ele’s Place - Capital Region was founded in 1991 by a group of mental health professionals, community volunteers, Junior League members, and grieving parents, Betsy and Woody Stover.  Ele’s Place is named in honor of Ele Stover who died in 1989 at the age of 11 months.  “ELE” also represents the organizations philosophy of Embracing Loss Effectively. Ele’s Place filled a tremendous need in the community and we are grateful to have served over 31,000 individuals over the last 30 years.  We will continue working to ensure no child in Michigan grieves alone.  

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Are you interested in becoming a Support Group Facilitator, click here for more information about our summer training. 

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