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.
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.


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.

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.

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.

Ryan’s Place is an amazing organization and great resource for our students and families. The groups allow students to have an outlet to learn about grief, work through their feelings, and find positive ways to handle all the intense emotions they feel throughout the grief process. We are so fortunate that they provide the support and care that our students, families, and staff need during a difficult time.


School Social Worker

Ryan’s Place is an amazing part of our lives and it would not be possible without the wonderful volunteers who truly care about each and every soul who walk through the doors. We all came to Ryan’s Place because something tragic happened, but we are all grateful to have a place where we can go to help each other learn our new normal in life.


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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. 


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.   


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. 


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

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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 Children's Grief

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

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