Elijah 's Place is a program to provide ongoing grief support services to children, ages 5 to 18, who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling, and their families. Children grieve differently from adults; for that reason, it is important to allow them to communicate their feelings with other children who can understand.
Elijah 's Place provides a setting for age specific group support sessions for the children (ages 5-6, 7-10, 11-13, and 14-18) and a support session for parents. Parents and children will come to Elijah 's Place two evenings each month. Participation in the program can last 12 to 18 months, or until the family decides they no longer require the service. All support sessions are led by trained group facilitators who are supervised by a licensed professional. The evening for Families begins with a pot-luck Supper, followed by support group from 7:00 until 8:15. The evening ends at 8:30.
Volunteer Facilitators are those volunteers who have completed a 20 hour training program provided by Elijah 's Place and have been interviewed for a placement in the program. Volunteer Facilitators must make a one-year commitment to participate in twice monthly grief support groups. They must also attend pre- and post-group meetings.
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Youth Services
- Family Therapy
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 2nd and 4th Thursday each month; 5:30pm - 9:00pm
- 20 hours of specialized training, 3 hours "Protecting Gods Children" training
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