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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

Michael's Place Bereavement Retreat

Tuesday, July 23, 3:00 - 8:00 pm. Join Michael’s Place for an afternoon retreat that promotes physical and emotional wellness through creativity, music, and community. This no-cost opportunity is open to children, adults, and families who are grieving the death of someone in their life.

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 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.

The City Opera House has extended an invitation to the adult participants at Michael’s Place to come and enjoy an evening of music and fun! Thursday, August 8, 2024 – 7:00pm Take a two-step back in time at the inaugural Traverse City Jamboree – a high-energy, fast-paced variety show. Please RSVP by August 1st to Elizabeth at 231-947-6453 or Elizabeth@MyMichaelsPlace.net Location: City Opera House 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City

Join us for a fun afternoon of biking with Norte! Monday, August 12th, 2:00-4:00pm Ride bikes with Norte, tackle their obstacle course, and more. Bikes, helmets, and light snack provided. For Questions or to RSVP contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth@MyMichaelsPlace.net or (231) 947-6453.

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

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