Grief Support Group Facilitators at Joel's Place for Children

Our 20-hour facilitator training takes place in August every year. A comprehensive manual is provided. The training includes:

  • Reviewing developmental stages of childhood

  • Exploring how developmental stages relate to the grieving process

  • Examining what support groups look like

  • Sharing activities to facilitate the expression of feelings

  • Sharing personal loss experiences


No prior training or experience is required. All that is needed is the ability to listen and a compassionate heart.


Do you want to get involved? Contact us online, email or call 440-248-4412.


  • All session are facilitated by two trained adults

  • Sessions are confidential

  • References and fingerprinting are required for all facilitators



Meet Our Current Volunteer Grief Support Group Facilitators:


Volunteer Opportunities:

There are many ways you can help support Joel's Place for Children. We are always in need of volunteer help for the following:


  • Facilitators to conduct support groups

  • Butterfly Release team members

  • Volunteers to coordinate pre-meeting dinners for our families

  • Committee Members for various committees (Program, Marketing, Fund Development, Governance)

  • Fundraising event assistance


For more information, please contact us online, call (440) 248-4412 or email us at .

Continuing Education:

Joel's Place for Children is a proud member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC). The NAGC provides a number of helpful resources for grieving families and those who support them. We send representatives to the NAGC Annual Symposium  where hundreds of bereavement professionals gather for educational sessions, program activity halls, networking opportunities, and tours of grief facilities across the country. We continuously commit to learn new, better ways to serve more grieving families in our Greater Cleveland community.

Stay tuned for upcoming grief support group dates.

Groups meet at Bay Presbyterian Church 25415 Lake Road Bay Village, OH 44140

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