The GriefCare Place opened its doors in June of 1997. It offers a SAFE PLACE where those grieving the death of a loved one can find support, education, understanding, and a caring place to heal. The center serves individuals of all ages, offers a home-like atmosphere and is a non-denominational faith based organization where those of strong faith or those of none can come comfortably.
The GriefCare Place educates participants about grief and provides caring volunteers who walk alongside and companion them during the grieving/healing process.
The GriefCare Place charges no fees and is funded entirely by fundraising events, donations, and memorial gifts. Since it is a charitable, non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible under IRS section 501(c)(3). Financial support is a continuous need, greatly appreciated, and is responsibly spent.
The GriefCare Place is announcing a public fundraising effort: the sale of customized, commemorative bricks to be placed in their beautiful Memorial Garden.
Affordable at $100 each, multiple bricks can be placed together to create a lasting family tribute. The Memorial Garden is open at all times to anyone and is a serene place for contemplation and refreshing.
All proceeds will help sustain grief support groups and programs without
cost and for as long as needed, at The GriefCare Place.
For more information on this fundraiser, and other opportunities to support The GriefCare Place, call 330-686-1750 or email email@example.com.
Based on the recommendations and advisories from Governor DeWine's office concerning the purple positivity status of Summit County, we are temporarily suspending in person support group meetings and gatherings effective immediately. We will keep abreast of the updates coming from the Governor to determine when we can resume our normal meetings. Any updates to our in person meeting schedule will be communicated here as well as our calendar of meetings and events found on our Events Calendar page.
We understand that this has been a very challenging time for you trying to deal with not only your grief journey but the isolation and anxiety from the pandemic as well. We are looking forward to the time when we can safely come together in person again to encourage, support and provide some TLC.
Sometimes, our own high expectations of the holidays make the pain and frustration more acute. Remember that you are grieving. Be kind and gentle with yourself. Leave the words 'should' and 'ought to' out of the holiday season this year.
Along with the pain this holiday season, try also to remember the wonderful moments of your loved one's life. Think of all the gifts your loved one has given to you - joy, laughter, affection, companionship.
It is OK to cry - it cleanses your soul
It is ok to be happy - it does not diminish how much we love and miss our loved one
Do not feel guilty for the joy you may find in small ways
Our grief is the last and most beautiful gift we can give our loved one!
We wish you a blessed Christmas and a peaceful New Year