How To Get Started

The Ele’s Place grief support group programs offer children and teens the opportunity to connect with others who have also experienced the death of someone close to them. Our groups are designed to provide an emotionally safe environment that encourages trust and sharing. Our children and teen groups are facilitated by trained volunteers and overseen by licensed Clinical Program Staff. Adult groups for the primary parent/guardians are led by licensed Clinicians.

How to access support at Ele’s Place:

Call the Ele’s Place location nearest to you anytime.

Ann Arbor

Capital Region

Greater Flint & Genesee County

West Michigan

  1. If a Clinical Program Staff member is available when you call, you will be connected with them for a conversation.
    1. You may share as much or as little of your story as you wish.
    2. They will offer support and share information about our program.
    3. You will discuss together if it feels like the right fit and the right time for your family to participate in Ele’s Place groups.
    4. They will obtain your contact information and send you the enrollment form.​​​​Please Note: While we welcome calls from concerned friends, family members, or the community, we are only able to send the enrollment form to a parent or legal guardian.
  2. After we receive your completed enrollment form, we will contact you with next steps to enroll in groups.
  3. If you call outside of our business hours, PLEASE leave a message and one of our Clinical Program Staff members will return your call as soon as possible. Our practice is to return program calls the same day or the next business day.
  4. If Ele’s Place is not the right fit for your family, we will do our best to provide resources or referrals for other services in the community.

If you have any additional questions about our program or if you would like to discuss any concerns you have about your grieving children or teens, please feel free to contact us at the one of the phone numbers listed above. We will do our very best to assist you.