What is Ele's Place?
Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Three branch locations support families throughout the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing areas and beyond. Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children, ages 3-18, learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling or other close family member or friend.
Before coming to Ele’s Place, many grieving children feel alone and keep their feelings inside, not wanting to burden their parents or other family members. Often, friends don’t seem to understand if they haven’t had a similar experience. But each week at Ele’s Place, hundreds of grieving children and teens find a warm and welcoming place to meet new friends who really understand how they feel, while they begin to heal after the death of a loved one.
Below is a story of a special family who found comfort and hope at Ele’s Place after the sudden death of their mother. Through the support of our generous donors, Ele’s Place helped this family - and hundreds of others - to heal.