Ele’s Place Ann Arbor Breaks Ground on Custom Center for Grieving Families 


At any given week, Ele’s Place Ann Arbor may have 30 children on its waiting list to begin the grief support programs. Currently, families attend the programs in a rented church facility in Ann Arbor.

With the new facility, they can expand their program from three nights a week to four. The permanence, freedom and flexibility their new home will be an insurance policy for the community today and for years to come.

Launching “A Home for Healing Hearts” Campaign is the community’s investment in a beautiful, adaptable facility.  The new 15,000 sq. ft. facility will offer space uniquely designed to meet the specific needs of grieving children and families and allow for future growth.


Ele’s Place Ann Arbor expects to open the new facility by the Summer of 2019. A growth rate of 25% is expected within the first few years of opening the new facility. Ele’s Place programs are free to all families and individuals.

WHO: Ele’s Place Ann Arbor, the only non-profit community-based organization with a mission dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children, teens and their families.
WHAT: A Home for Healing Hearts Groundbreaking Celebration
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 9 a.m.
WHERE:  On-site at our new location 5665 Hines Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108
WHY: 1 in 20 children will experience the death of a parent and unfortunately, the need for our services will never go away.  Unresolved grief negatively affects our children and teens contributing to alarming rates of depression, addiction and violence.

About Ele’s Place

Ele’s Place, a community-based nonprofit in its 11th year in Ann Arbor, is dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families.  Through peer support groups, Ele’s Place helps children and teens learn how to cope with the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one.  An average of 150 grieving children, teens and their families attend peer support programs each week at no cost. Ele’s Place also provides support groups in schools and clinical consultations for grieving families.  For more information, visit www.elesplace.org or for information on the campaign www.elesplaceannarbor.org


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