Support Groups for School-Aged Children and Families
We meet with families one-on-one to assess their needs. Each child's parent or guardian must sign a permission slip.
Twice-monthly grief support groups, for children aged 5 -18 who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives, are held on the West side at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village and at a location to be determined on the East side.
Sessions take place from 7:00 - 8:15 pm. For more information, or to register, please call: 440-248-4412 or 440-934-1353.
Group participants share their experience and learn from the experiences of others. Age appropriate discussions, craft projects, games and books are selected to facilitate the expression of feelings.
While your children are participating in our group, we are committed to providing a safe environment.
Joel's place offers grief support groups. We do not offer therapy or counseling.
How We Do It
We train volunteer facilitators to companion children and teens on their grief journey. Joel's Place is supported primarily by tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. We are supported in the community by organizations who donate space for our groups and volunteers who donate everything from professional skills to snacks and supplies.
Support Group Schedule
2013 Group Session dates are now available!
Please mark your calendars for the following sessions:
January 15 and 29 February 12 and 26 March 12 and 26 April 9 and 23 May 7
West side support groups always meet at:
Bay Village Presbyterian Church
25425 Lake Road
Bay Village, OH 44140
440-871-3822 ext. 101
Sessions take place from 7:00 - 8:15 pm. For more information on group sessions, East side support groups, or to register, please call: 440-248-4412 or 440-934-1353.
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