Cleveland Children's Grief Support Group Dates


September 10 & 24

October 8 & 22

November 5 & 19

December 3


January 14 & 28

February 11 & 25

March 10 & 24

April 7 & 21

May 5

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

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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:


  • Sharing personal loss experiences

  • 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


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 member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. We send representatives to the NAGC Annual Symposium to attend sessions to strengthen our programming, generate community among other bereavement professionals, and to learn new ways to serve more grieving families in our Greater Cleveland community.

Keith Benya

Keith Benya, Children's Grief Support Group Facilitator at Joel's Place for Children grief support groups in Cleveland.

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