Grief Support Groups for Children, Teens & Families

At Joel’s Place, we provide peer grief support groups for school-aged children and their families who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives. If your family or someone you know is in need of support, please reach out to us at 440-248-4412.

Children and teens at Joel’s Place for Children can express feelings, share memories, and honor their loved one(s) in a supportive and hope-filled environment with peers who have also experienced the death of someone special. 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 typically 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. 


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Save The Date for our 20th Anniversary Celebration Saturday October 7, 2023 1-4pm at Forest City Brewery!

Celebrate 20 Years of Grief Support!

Joel's Place for Children celebrates 20 years of grief support this year! Come join us for an afternoon fundraiser featuring delicious Italian food catered by Bucci's Rocky River and highlights from our two decades serving grieving families in Northeast Ohio. Tickets are available to purchase online or by mail. If you would like to purchase tickets by mail to avoid online fees, please email to let us know, and send your check to PO Box 180 Avon Ohio 44011.

Purchase tickets by October 1st - No ticket sales at the door. The event features live acoustic music by Dave Heinrich!

Scroll down to see this year's Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities

Joel's Place for Children provides grief support for school-aged children and their families who have experienced the death of someone special. Our programs are always free to the families we serve.

Thank You Sincerely to This Year's Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Ulmer & Berne LLP

Michele's Interior Painting & Decor

Dr. Tom & Mrs. Kathy Stellato
Verner &
McDermott Families

Mr. Rick Porter

Mr. Steve Petras & Family

Suzanne Boutros

The Akram Boutros Companies