Ryan's Place

We’re always told, “It’ll be ok.” But, it really doesn’t feel like it. Grieving takes time and is very important. We’re here to help provide hope and healing.

There's no need to go it alone.

“Each person’s grief journey is as unique as a fingerprint or a snowflake”

~ Earl Grollman

Support in a safe place.

Ryan’s Place provides support in a safe place where children, teens and their families can share their experiences.

Crisis

Our crisis support staff and volunteers are available to schools and organizations that are faced with a crisis due to a death.
Learn More >

Group Support

Children and teens often feel isolated and unable to talk about the death with peers who have not had a similar experience. Ryan’s Place provides bi-monthly peer-to-peer support groups for children, teens and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Learn More>

Volunteer

Each year Ryan’s Place is able to serve hundreds of children, teens and their families because of the extraordinary people we call volunteers. Contact us to learn how you can become a volunteer.
Learn More>

Our Programs

Group & Individual

We offer group and individual programs for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one.

School

Ryan’s Place provides grief support groups for children in area schools. This gives these students a place to talk about their grief and to connect with peers who share a similar experience.

Crisis

Our Crisis program is meant for therapy after crisis events.

Anticipatory

Sometimes you know it’s coming. That doesn’t make it any easier. That’s where our Anticipatory Therapy helps.

Thank you for giving us Ryan’s Place. It’s not a place that anyone ever imagines they will need. But we did need it, and without your help we would not have come as far as we have. When our world came crashing down, thank you for giving us hope in spite of our grief.

Mitch

Goshen, IN

I like Ryan’s Place because it makes me feel safe and it helps me forget all of the bad things in life.

James - Age 6

Goshen, IN

We all grieve.

Whether we lost a child, a parent, or a good friend, it always hurts.

Ryan’s Place Programs

Grief Support Groups

Ryan’s Place will be starting up our grief support groups on August 31st. If you or your family would like to be a part of our groups please contact our office to schedule an intake.

Learn More >

Triple P Parenting Program

Ryan’s Place is excited to partner with CAPS and provide Elkhart area families with the Triple P Parenting Program. We will be offering our first group program starting in September. If you are interested in learning more about this program or signing up for the September class please contact our office.

Partner with us

Help Ryan's Place financially

Ryan’s Place is a non-profit that offers it’s services 100% free to anyone in need. Therefore, we need your help to continue.

Donate

Give some of your time

Learn how you can become a volunteer.

Volunteer

Ryan's Place Goshen

This website was made possible by the generosity of the New York Life Foundation.

 

national alliance for grieving children

Ryan’s Place is a proud member of National Alliance for Grieving Children.