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Michael's Place provides grief support services throughout northern lower Michigan.

Located in Traverse City, Michael’s Place has been a leading provider of grief support services in northern Michigan for more than 20 years. Michael’s Place programs, resources, and educational opportunities are tailored to meet the unique needs of children, adults, and the community, offering compassionate care and promoting healthy healing.

Grief Support Services

In-Person and Virtual Support

Take part in virtual and in-person support programs for children, teens and adults.

Events, Workshops and Activities

Michael's Place provides resources and events that can ease the path toward healing.

School Bereavement Programs

We help schools develop plans to properly address the loss of a student or colleague.

Bereavement Programs for Businesses

We help both employers and employees when a bereavement crisis affects their place of work.

Upcoming Events

Join Us for Our 11th Annual 'A Night at the Movies' Benefit

Featuring the Inspiring True Story, Arthur the King, Friday, May 10th @ 7:00pm, AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 - Presented by Flat Cap Ventures, Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings, & Green for Life

Join us Sunday, May 5th, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Reynold's Jonkhoff for an afternoon of connection and take away some helpful tips and resources. We will have music, refreshments, grief and support resources, and an optional craft to work on or take home. RSVP's encouraged but not required - www.HopeandConnectTC@eventbrite.com

Dharamsala TC Wellness and Yoga Studio is hosting our Robin's Nest families for a kid-centered yoga class! Mats will be provided. Please arrive by 10:45am, class begins at 11am. Sunday, May 5th, 10:45am-12:15pm. Please RSVP to Elizabeth at 231-947-6453 or Elizabeth@MyMichaelsPlace.net

Join Michael's Place for a special event for those grieving the loss of a mother or mothers grieving the loss of a child. Participants will have a chance to connect with others and share memories of their loved one. Monday, May 13th, 11am-1:00pm. Availability for this event is limited. Please RSVP by May 1st to Sarah@MyMichaelsPlace.net or (231) 947-6453.

Michael’s Place is looking for volunteers to help facilitate peer support groups. Our support group facilitators provide a safe, caring environment for children and adults grieving the death of a loved one. If you want to make a difference in the lives of those grieving in our community, we’d love to meet you! Contact us at 231.947.6453 or volunteer@mymichaelsplace.net.

Michael's Place Hosts GriefShare's Loss of Spouse Workshop in Partnership with East Bay Calvary Church. Thursday, May 9th, 5:30-8:30pm Michael's Place  1212 Veterans Drive, Ste 100,  Traverse City, MI 49684

A seated yoga practice followed by coffee and conversation. Occurs on the 4th Wednesdays, monthly. Seated Yoga – 10:00am-11:00am.

Michael's Place Hosts GriefShare in Partnership with East Bay Calvary Church. The Spring/Summer Series runs weekly on Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, May 15, 2024 – August 14, 2024 (No session on July 3rd). You can join anytime during the series. Click on the event page for more information.

Our Robin's Nest Families are invited for a fun, creative evening with Artrageous at the City Opera House Saturday, April 20th, 8 pm Please RSVP by April 12th to Elizabeth at 231-947-6453 or Elizabeth@MyMichaelsPlace.net Location: City Opera House 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City

Thank you to all of the kind supporters who make our work possible.

Most families suffering the loss of a loved one are already burdened with financial hardship. That is why Michael’s Place board and supporters strongly believe that all who grieve should have the opportunity to receive grief support services without cost. We are a non-profit organization supported by our volunteers and contributions from people like you. Thank you very sincerely for supporting our mission.

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm*

* With extended evening and weekend hours for grief support programming.


Michael’s Place follows the TCAPS inclement weather policy and all programming is cancelled on snow days.

Michael’s Place observes major holidays and is closed the week of TCAPS spring break, week of Cherry Festival, and week of Christmas-New Year’s

Our Headquarters

1212 Veterans Drive, Ste. 100
Traverse City, MI 49684