Jeff’s Place offers hope and healing in a supportive community for grieving children, teens, families, and individuals.
Jeff’s Place provides FREE support groups that are facilitated by both a masters level mental health clinician and an extensively trained volunteer facilitator. We provide support groups for children ages 3-18 and their adult caregivers, as well as young adults ages 19-25. One out of fifteen children in MA will experience the loss of a parent or sibling before the age of 18. These children are at risk for negative health outcomes. For children and teens needing additional support, we provide individual counseling. Grief and loss does not discriminate, our families come from a wide diversity of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We don’t charge for our support group services and create a community of people who are drawn together by a shared experience and their need for peer support to cope with their difficult situation. We are a prevention program. Our other areas of direct service are providing crisis intervention (anticipatory or post-death), educational workshops on childhood bereavement, primarily in schools and community organizations, and consulting services for corporations on how to support grieving employees.