There's no need to go it alone.
Support in a safe place.
Welcome to Ryan’s Place
At Ryan’s Place, we provide grief support to children, teens, and families from
Elkhart County and the surrounding counties. Ryan’s Place works with the
bereaved to provide support and education as they travel their journey of grief to
find peace, hope, and a new normal as they face life without their deceased loved one.
Ryan’s Place offers grief support for groups and for individuals. We provide ongoing peer support groups for children and teens
(3-18), young adults, and their family members. Groups meet every other Monday evening in our Goshen location. All services are provided at no cost. Contact us at (574) 535.1000 to learn how to join one of our support groups or for individual support. Learn More >
Ryan’s Place in partnership with area schools, offers school-based grief support groups, reaching children and teens who typically are unable to attend our Monday evening programs. Ten-week groups are facilitated by Ryan’s Place staff and trained volunteers.
Our goals are to help students reduce feelings of isolation, learn coping skills and build a network of support among their peers. Learn More >
VolunteerEach 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>
Ryan’s Place provides presentations, training, and guidance for educators, health care professionals, and others interested in learning how to help grieving children and teens.
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>
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