Meet Our Children & Teen
Grief Support Group Facilitators
These trained, dedicated volunteer facilitators work with our children and teen grief support groups. 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.
We are based on the Dougy Center Model of children’s bereavement support, in that we believe children have the power to help each other navigate and make meaning in their lives after the death of someone special. Our facilitators are trained to listen, and to encourage age-appropriate conversation among the children. Often crafts are made, games are played, and fun team-building activities are explored.
Each group has at least two adult facilitators. Get to know our facilitators below: