SUPPORT GROUPS

CHILDREN'S GROUPS

Little Kids Group: 3-7 years
Middle Kids Group: 8-9 years 
Big Kids Group 9-12 years

Children do group activities such as arts and crafts, music, and games to express themselves and remember their loved one.

TEEN GROUPS

Teenagers 13-18 years

Teenagers can form new friendships with other teens who understand what they are going through by doing a combination of group activities and talking.

YOUNG WIDOW & WIDOWERS

Adults

A Young Widow and Widowers group is held twice a month. There is a unique bond in this group, all of whom understand what it is like to have a young spouse die.

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.

HOW DO I JOIN A GROUP?

Registration Required

To begin the process of joining a group, please contact us at 860-688-9621. A packet of information will be sent to you along with an application form. Once the application form is returned to us, a welcome meeting will be scheduled with our Program Director at our center.  This gives us an opportunity to meet you and your children and to explain what a typical session looks like.  It also gives your children an opportunity to become familiar with the Center.

IS THERE A COST?

Recognizing that after a death families may experience financial concerns, Mary’s Place does not charge a fee for its services nor do we receive any state or federal funding. All programs are supported solely through donations from individuals, foundations or companies.

HOW LONG CAN I ATTEND?

Because we believe each person and family grieves differently and the family is the best judge of when they are ready to deal with the death in a support group, we let you decide when you would like to start attending a group and when you feel you are ready to leave your group.  Length of participation varies greatly from a few sessions to 2 or 3 years or more.

Mary's Place

6 Poquonock Ave, Windsor, CT 06095, USA

(860) 688-9621

info@marysplacect.org

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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