About Us

Michael's Place provides support services to grieving children, teens, adults, and the community.

Our Mission

Michael’s Place serves the bereavement needs of the greater community through support, advocacy, and education.

Michael’s Place was founded in 2001 by Chris Dennos as a center for grieving children, teens, adults, and families who experienced the death of a loved one. Chris developed the community resource as a way to provide hope for those who grieve through a supportive network of peers who understand.

Michael’s Place offers grief support services designed to ease the impact of loss by providing a safe space to share experiences and connect with others, tools and resources to cope with the grief, and educational opportunities to help build a grief-informed, compassionate community. 


“I took my children fishing at Veronica Valley for a Robin’s Nest event. The sun was shining and a pool of kind and patient volunteers helped them bait hooks, learn to cast, then reel in the fish. Most importantly I watched my children’s joy. This was truly a metaphor for all Robin’s Nest events. Our grief, always swimming beneath the surface, can be an elusive and difficult thing. But, we are learning how to navigate these waters and are finding comfort, hope, and healing.”

— Ellyn

“To put into words what Michael’s Place has done for our family is an overwhelming task. In short, they allowed me to feel like I could breathe, even if only for a moment. When you speak to someone who truly understands your pain and absorbs it without trying to “fix” it, it is one of the most comforting feelings imaginable.”

–Elizabeth K.

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