Providing a healing environment through peer support for children, teens and their families grieving a death.
(989) 495-9335

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Who Attends the Children’s Grief Center?

Any child or teen who has experienced the death of a parent, sibling, close family member or friend.

The age groups include ages 5-18. The groups are individualized and set up as Preschool/Kindergarten, Early Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School and High School.

The accompanying parent or care-giver is encouraged to attend the parent/adult support group that meets simultaneously. The adult must stay on-site while their child or teen meets in group.

What to Expect

Children’s groups start with an opening circle to introduce themselves and a quick activity.  Then they are off to process their grief through play in areas such as; high energy, game room, creative arts, dress up, sand & rice play, books & games, a giant parachute & foam noodles.  Before they leave we have a closing circle to finish off the evening.

Watch our video to get an inside look at what happens during group.

2016/2017 School Year Group Sessions

We are offering two groups this year, chose which night works best for your schedule, 1st and 3rd Mondays at Messiah Lutheran Church OR 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Salvation Army.

Participants will meet from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Come at 6:15 if you want pizza before group.

Messiah Lutheran Church

1550 S. Poseyville Rd, Midland, MI

  • Sept 19
  • Oct 3 & 17
  • Nov 7 & 21
  • Dec 5 & 19
  • Jan 16
  • Feb 6 & 20
  • Mar 6 & 20
  • Apr 17
  • May 1

Salvation Army

330 Waldo Ave., Midland, MI

  • Sept 27
  • Oct 11 & 25
  • Nov 8 & 22
  • Dec 13
  • Jan 10 & 24
  • Feb 14 & 28
  • Mar 14 & 28
  • Apr 11 & 25
  • May 9

(Messiah Lutheran Church & Salvation Army are generously allowing us to use their facility. The Children’s Grief Center is not affiliated with any religious

Saginaw groups will start in fall of 2017 and be held at the Saginaw Children’s Museum. Please call or email the office to PRE REGISTER for group in the fall.

Ready to Sign Up?

Contact Camille Gerace Nitschky by phone (989) 495-9335 or email at
She will do the intake over the phone, answer any questions you may have and give you further directions.