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.

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.

Our Programs

Group & Individual

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 >

School

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 >

Crisis

Our Crisis program is meant for therapy after crisis events. Ryan’s Place brings in a team of trained volunteers to support those affected by a sudden death in either schools or businesses. 

Anticipatory

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

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>

Community Education

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.
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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>

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

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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.
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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.