Rick’s Place offers grieving young people and their families a place to remember their loved ones and facilitated support groups that help avoid the sense of isolation that such a loss can produce.
All facilitators are volunteers trained to address bereavement, child development, reflective practice, and group curriculum planning and facilitation. Many facilitators are studying, or work within, the mental health, social service or educational fields and many have been drawn to this work because of their own experiences of loss.
Rick’s Place services include:
Children Support Group Meetings for Ages 5-18,
Evenings Caregiver Support Group, Evenings
Grief Support Groups at area Schools
Read- Aloud Program at area schools
Training for School Staff and Mental Health Providers
Rick’s Place is not a therapy group – it is a peer support program for children and their families. No one receives a diagnosis, treatment plan or a prescription. We offer referral information for mental health services.
Rick’s Place partners with public schools to provide free peer bereavement support to students and reading programs in local schools.