Welcome to Joel's Place for Children
Grief Support Groups for Children and Families
We provide peer grief support groups for school-aged children
who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives at no cost.
Children can express feelings, share memories, and honor the loved one in a supportive and hope-filled environment.
We also offer a support group for the adults who bring children to Joel's Place.
We have been supporting grieving children and their families in the Greater Cleveland area since 2003.
Our children and adult grief support groups meet every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:15pm at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village. The night begins with a family dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the group meetings from 7:00 - 8:15 PM.
We are very concerned about the safety of the families we serve. That being said, we have cancelled our meetings in-person until state regulations change with regard to COVID-19. We have provided more resources online for grieving children and their families. Find them on our recently updated Resources page and by following us on Facebook at Joel's Place for Children.
We are doing our best to bring more resources to the families we currently serve, and those who may need our services more during these unprecedented times. We understand despite the pandemic you are still grieving. Please contact us with questions or to let us know how we can help you.
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“Joel’s Place is an amazing place run by amazing people. They've helped me deal with the loss of my friend. I don't know where I'd be without them.” - one of our teens
“Joel’s Place is a safe place for my daughter to share her feelings. It has truly been a joy for my daughter to be in this program, not only for her grieving but also for her confidence.” - one of our parents
“You are the answer to our prayers. You have been a soft place to fall after the tragic loss of my son. Our grandchild is treated with respect, not as if he’s different. Of all the things we’ve tried to get him interested in since the death of his father, none is as important as Joel’s Place. He feels safe and normal; he’s in a place where people understand.” - one of our grandparents