Kids walk their grief journey at Ele’s Place

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Losing a loved one is not easy, and it can be especially difficult for a child. Ele’s Place in Grand Rapids is dedicated to support children and families in need.

Ele’s Place provides group support for kids ages three through 18 who are grieving the loss of a loved one by death. They guide children and families through their grief journey. It’s a safe environment for kids to learn how to cope. Parents can also benefit by learning from each other’s experiences.

The Hamstra family found Ele’s Place after the loss of their wife and mother to breast cancer. Their daughter was only three years old, and Dad needed help trying to explain to her what happened.

You can learn more about what Ele’s Place offers by attending a “Tour of the Heart.” They are on Thursday, July 10 from 9 to 10 a.m. and on Thursday, August 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. The tours are not appropriate for young children or newly bereaved people. Visit their website for more information.

Ele’s Place is located at 2000 Michigan Street in Grand Rapids.

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