Bereavement Support Groups

(Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing locations)

Ele’s Place provides regularly scheduled sessions that allow children to interact with peers who have suffered similar loss, and to express their fears, anger, guilt and sadness in a secure and empowering environment. Utilization of music, art, story telling, writing and play promotes the healing process. Clinicians and trained volunteers, supervised by professional clinical staff, facilitate the following age-appropriate groups:

    •    Preschool/Kindergarten
    •    Early Elementary
    •    Upper Elementary
    •    Middle School
    •    High School
    •    Young Adults

Parents or guardians of the participating children are encouraged to attend separate groups concurrently. Young adults may participate in their own group independently. While length of participation is determined by each family, the average period is nine months.

Our Program Evaluation system consistently shows reductions in 15 negative behaviors by children attending our on-site programs. Click HERE for statistics.