School Programs and Support

Ele’s Place can support your school in the following ways:

School Staff Support

  • Presentations for teachers, counselors and administrators are provided at school meetings, in-services and workshops. Presentations can be customized to the situational needs of staff.  (We recommend at least a half hour presentation.)
  • Consultations regarding the needs of a grieving student, class, or school

Resource and Referral

  • Guidance and written materials for parents and teachers working with a grieving child
  • Professional referrals to social workers and psychologists in the community

Crisis Support

"Ele's Group"

  • Ele’s Place works in partnership with school counselors to provide 8-week support groups in many area schools (as listed below).
  • Lansing area school counselors interested in partnering with Ele's Place in their school should contact Pat Gundrum at pgundrum@elesplace.org.
  • Ann Arbor area school counselors interested in partnering with Ele's Place in their school should contact Katie Brickman at kbrickman@elesplace.org.
  • Grand Rapids area schools interested in partnering with Ele's Place in their school should contact Julie DeJong at jdejong@elesplace.org.
  • Flint area schools interested in partnering with Ele's Place in their school should contact Tracy Payton-Lester at tpaytonlester@elesplace.org

LANSING AREA SCHOOL AND OFFSITE PARTNERS

  • Grand Ledge High School
  • Potterville High School/Alt. Ed. Combo
  • Sexton Middle School (7/8)
  • Hope Middle School
  • Haslett Middle School
  • Waverly East Middle School
  • Waverly Middle School
  • Waverly High School
  • Hayes Middle School
  • Springport High School
  • Dewitt Junior High
  • Holt Junior High
  • Washington Woods Middle School
  • Holt High School
  • Williamston Middle School
  • Leslie Middle School (7/8)
  • Charlotte Middle School
  • Charlotte Upper Elementary (5/6)
  • Charlotte High School
  • Lansing Catholic Central School
  • Mason High School
  • Morris High School
  • Morris Middle School
  • Owosso Alt. Ed.
  • Dansville High School
  • Dansville Middle School
  • Webberville School
  • Bath Middle School
  • Everett High School
  • Eastern Junior High
  • Eastern High School
  • St. Gerard Middle School
  • Highfields
Note: These are the schools that we are actively working with to provide Ele's Group to their students.

ANN ARBOR AREA SCHOOL PARTNERS

  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Milan Middle School
  • Pinckney Navigator School
  • Pinckney Pathfinder School
  • Saline Middle School
  • South Lyon High School
  • Whitmore Lake Elementary
  • Pinckney High School

GRAND RAPIDS AREA SCHOOL PARNTER

  • Westwood Middle School
  • Pinewood Middle School
  • Valleywood Middle School
  • Crossroads Alternative High School
  • Central Elementary School