Ele's Place Capital Region Facebook Group Guidelines

Please read our guidelines below for participation in our Facebook Group:

Being part of a community can give us strength that we sometimes can’t find on our own. As we navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are seeking community in new ways to help us overcome the isolation we are feeling. We hope that our Ele’s Place Capital Region group will help you find people with whom you share this common experience.

We hope that you will interact within this group to post your own stories of grief; be they stories which relate directly to the Coronavirus pandemic, your own grief journey following the death of someone close to you, how you are navigating the collective grief our society is feeling during this challenging time or experiences you or your children have had following the death of someone important in their lives.

Please note the rules of this group and understand that we reserve the right to remove any post which does not comply. Additionally, please know that one of the key tenets of Ele’s Place programming is the belief that “All Feelings Are Okay.” There is no wrong way to grieve or a wrong way to express that grief. With that in mind, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Share openly and honestly
  • Foster empathy
  • Be respectful of opposing views
  • Foster meaningful and genuine interactions
  • Maintain a supportive environment
  • Abstain from inappropriate, vulgar, or abusive language

Protect your privacy. Your posts are visible to all. Never include your phone number, e-mail address or other personal information in a post. If you want individual follow-up, send a message through the site to a page administrator.

We do not allow the following:

  • Bullying or harassment
  • Promotion or encouragement of self-injury or suicide.
  • Content that promotes prejudice, violence, or hatred against people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, political beliefs, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression
  • Threats or encouragements of violence against anyone, either seriously or humorously
  • Asking for or sharing medical or legal advice
  • Abstain from soliciting money or anything of monetary value, in any form, including through crowdfunding campaigns or direct, personal solicitation. This includes group postings or personal messages to members, which will be considered spam.
  • Questioning other people’s experiences
  • Negatively calling out another group member by name or calling them out without their consent
  • Content that violates the privacy of others, by revealing any information about them that they would not want to make public
  • Content that promotes goods, services, or may be perceived as promoting personal projects
  • Content that could be interpreted as coaching or imposing your own experience on others
  • Content that violates the copyrights and trademarks of others. If you’re unsure, please do not post
  • Please refrain from posting video content
  • Inappropriate content, as determined by our moderator

You may be contacted directly by Ele’s Place Capital Region moderators to release any content you provide on this page to be utilized by Ele’s Place Capital Region or Ele’s Place, Inc. for promotional purposes. We reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove posts, without notice or for any reason. All posts are monitored and comments are disabled. This Group is closed; only member can see posts in the group. Non-members can see who is in the group, and request to join. If you see anyone violating our Community Guidelines or behaving in a way that makes you uncomfortable, please report the post using Facebook’s reporting tool.

Ele’s Place Capital Region Facebook Group is closed; only members can see posts to the group. However, non-members can see who is in the group and request to join. For more details, read Facebook's group privacy settings. To learn more about maintaining your own privacy on Facebook, read the Technology Safety Guide from Facebook and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

If you or your family are in need of grief support, please contact our grief center at 517-482-1315 and press 2.  If you are experiencing a physical or mental health emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.