Children's Programming

Providing an atmosphere of safety, support, and understanding for grieving children and teens

Children & Teen Support Group

Discussion and activity-based grief support groups for children and teens who have lost a loved one. 

Twice Monthly on Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm. Optional dinner provided 5:30-6:00pm.

Robin's Nest Program

A monthly activity-based program designed to help grieving children feel normal and smile again.

Getting Started

We ask that you attend an initial informational session prior to coming to your first support group meeting. This meeting will help you understand more about Michael’s Place and how our groups work. It also helps Michael’s Place learn how to best support you. Please call us at (231) 947-6453 or email us at with any questions.

Below are some additional resources to help guide you in supporting the grieving child in your life.

Grief and Developmental Stages

A more comprehensive and thorough explanation of the way children tend to process feelings of grief according to their current developmental stage.

Books for Children and Teens

Browse the collection of books and other resources intended to help children and teens through the process of grief.

Understanding Children's Grief

This PDF booklet provides a comprehensive overview of information useful to anyone providing support to a grieving child or teen.

Supporting a Grieving Child

This two-page PDF document provides many important concepts and guidelines for those supporting a grieving child.


  • Michael’s Place follows the TCAPS inclement weather policy and all programming is canceled 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.