Support Programs

We provide in-person and virtual support those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Michael’s Place offers in-person and virtual grief support programs designed to ease the complex emotions experienced after the loss of a loved one. Grieving children, teens, and adults often feel disconnected from friends and family members, and the use of a support system with others who understand can help them on their journey of healing. It is often easier to discuss loss with others who are having similar experiences.

Getting Started

So that Michael’s Place may learn more about your needs, please contact the staff at (231) 947-6453 or via email at GoodGrief@MyMichaelsPlace.net to schedule an informational visit. At that time, you will meet with a staff member to learn about our programs and services, hear your story, discuss any concerns, or answer any questions you may have.

Together, we find HOPE.

We offer support opportunities that range from discussion-focused peer support groups to events and activities that are creative and educational. Each program is designed to elicit feelings of comfort, safety, and hope for those we serve. Children and teens can engage in activity-based support groups and monthly ‘best-day’ events. A variety of adult support groups and workshops are available.

We also offer specialized programs for schools, businesses and other organizations.

Workshops, Activities and Other Events

In addition to our support programs, Michael’s Place offers a variety of workshops, events and activities for both children and adults throughout the calendar year.

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

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 with The Gentlemen of Mowtown! Friday, July 12, 2024 - 7:30pm. Please RSVP by July 6th to Elizabeth at 231-947-6453 or Elizabeth@MyMichaelsPlace.net. Location: City Opera House 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City