About Us

 

   

A grief support center for children, teens, adults and families

Mission

Michael’s Place provides support and advocacy for children, teens, and adults grieving the death of a loved one and educates the community on the impact of grief.

Michael’s Place builds hope for those who grieve, and purpose for those who wish to help.

Michael’s Place builds hope for those who grieve and purpose for those who wish to help.
Michael’s Place was founded in 2001 by Chris Dennos as a healing center for grieving children, teens, adults, and families suffering the death of a loved one. Chris developed the community resource as a way to provide hope for those who grieve. As death involves so many complicated practical issues such as funeral planning, medical expenses, and economic survival, Michael’s Place was established to help families identify the equally critical emotional factors of loss.

Left unmanaged, grief is a powerful contributor to many crises:

  • Depressive behaviors are common for those who grieve.
  • Alcohol and drug use and abuse may be coping mechanisms for teens and adults who are grieving.
  • School struggles and/or failure is associated with children who suffer with grief.
  • Most of all, grief robs children and adults of peace and hope.

Visit our Testimonials page to learn more about how our services have made a positive impact on the lives of our families.

Michael’s Place Services Provided at No Cost
Michael’s Place board and supporters believe it is important that all who grieve have the opportunity to receive grief support services without cost. We understand that most families suffering the loss of a loved one are already burdened with financial hardship. The organization is a non-profit and is supported by fundraising events and contributions of many donors, large and small.

Tour of Hope
If you’ve never been on a Tour of Hope, now is the time to join us.  Please check HERE for upcoming dates and times and RSVP by calling us at (231) 947-6453, or emailing to Events@MyMichaelsPlace.net.