Mary’s Place offers a unique home-like setting in which ongoing peer support groups for children ages 3-12, teens, and young widow and widowers are held. We do not provide therapy or counseling. Upon request we can provide information that may be helpful when selecting a therapist.
There is no cost to families participating in our services. Families are welcome to make donations, but no family is ever charged a fee or turned away because they can not contribute financially.
All of our groups are ongoing and meet twice a month. The groups are available to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, primary caregiver, sibling, or in the case of the teen group, a best friend.
Mary’s Place thereby provides a safe, nurturing environment which is appropriate to each participant’s developmental stage. Through the use of such tools as art, music, puppets, story telling, volcano room activities and sharing stories and memories, a lively and fun atmosphere is created where children can not only express their feelings, but can learn coping skills.