Children's Grief Support Groups
Joel's Place provides non-denominational services free of charge.
We meet with families one-on-one to assess their needs.
Twice monthly grief support groups are held on the West Side at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village for children 5-18 and their families.
We also offer a support group for adults who bring children to Joel's Place. The adult sessions are held at the same time as the children's sessions.
Sessions take place from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.
For more information, or to register, please call 440-248-4412 or Contact Us to tell us more about you and we will be in touch.
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 groups, we are committed to providing a safe environment.
All sessions are facilitated by at least two trained adults
Sessions are confidential
References and fingerprinting are required for all facilitators
Joel's Place offers grief support groups. We do not offer therapy or counseling.
How We Do It
We train volunteer facilitators to accompany 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 by volunteers who donate everything from professional skills to snacks and supplies.
Support Group Schedule
September 10 & 24
October 8 & 22
November 5 & 19
January 14 & 28
February 11 & 25
March 10 & 24
April 7 & 21
Our support groups meet at:
Bay Presbyterian Church
25415 Lake Road
Bay Village, OH 44140
440-871-3822 ext. 101
The night begins with a family dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the group meetings from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.
“People were very understanding, people were welcoming and (it’s) a comfort place, everyone can relate.”
- One of our children