Jeffs Place Childrens Bereavement Center Inc
Rating: 4.98 stars 55 55 reviews 2,118
34 Deloss Street Framingham MA 01702 USA
The mission of Jeff’s Place is to facilitate healthy integration of loss for children, teens, and their families by helping them feel connected with each other and less alone in their grief journey. No bereaved child or teen should grieve alone.
To-Date we have served over 250 participants from over 26 towns and countries across MA.
grieving children and families
Direct beneficiaries per year:
Geographic areas served:
the Boston MetroWest community
free clinician-led, peer support groups; individual and family therapy; educational trainings and crisis management intervention
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My son was 12 and my daughter was 7 when we lost their father, my dear husband. We were completely devastated, and felt so alone. When we found Jeff's Place (actually Jeff's Place found us!) we finally had a place to turn where we felt a part of something, a place where my children could feel comfortable talking about their loss, or not talking about it, and a place where we could come together with other families experiencing grief. We are truly grateful for all the incredible folks at Jeff's Place, especially Jenny who makes it all happen, and who touches the lives of so many. We are happy to say we are graduates . . . Hope Grows Here!
This is an organization helping children and families to cope during the darkest time in their lives. The approach is innovative and high-impact and the model can scale. Leadership is devoted and experienced. My hope is that more children and families in need will be served by this organization in the future.
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My children and i have attended jeff's place for about four years. we have made great friends it has been a great help.
My nephews went to Jeff's Place after the death of their mother. It is a wonderful organization with committed, caring staff.
My two oldest children started attending Jeff's place a few months after my husband committed suicide - Jeff's place has been a tremendous help with their grieving process and has given them a place to feel safe and not alone. The staff is wonderful and I cannot express my thanks enough.
I have gone to jeff's place with my oldest son for almost 4 years now we had lost his father to a hunting accident, and i can't even describe in words what this group has done for us! the friends we have made, It's a place that make us feel like we can talk about anything and not feel like we are different! and for that i am truly grateful!!
Jeff's Place was a wonderful resource to have available to me & my 2 boys. My wife died after a 2.5 year battle with cancer and our boys were 11 & 13 years old. They are very "strong & tough kids", both emotionally & physically. However, I knew that I would need help for both my sons & myself to assist in the grieving process.
My boys didn't really want to go to the meetings, probably because they didn't want to talk about their emotions and/or feelings. I do believe that it was a great help for all of us and led to many conversations that we've had about their mother and all of us as a family!
We stopped attending Jeff's Place meetings over a year ago! We have stayed in communication with Jeff's Place volunteers and try to support them when we can. My hope is that Jeff's Place continues working with families for as long as each individual family needs!
I'm extremely grateful to have such a wonderful place like Jeff's Place available to me, in my family's time of need! My wife died after a 2.5 year battle with cancer and we have 2 boys, who were 11 & 13 years old. They are probably the toughest 2 children that I've ever met, but they "act like boys" & I feared that they were suppressing their emotions. Also, I was afraid of how "alone" they would feel with very few of their peers having ever gone through anything like this.
While I can't say they were thrilled with the idea of going to Jeff's Place and discussing their feelings, it has helped them immensely! They get to go and relate to other kids that are going through similar things and they felt accepted, right away. For me, Jeff's place has been a wonderful experience! I've met so many genuinely caring people, who want nothing more than to assist people and help them to continue on with their lives and ease their grieving process any way they can. Also, I feel that it has taken some of the burden off of my shoulders and helped me to "get my boys to open up & express their feelings".
We did research & had attended other similar groups when my wife died, but Jeff's Place is far & away the best! We found the right place for us, thank you Jeff's Place!
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In January, 2014 my husband died suddenly from a car accident. We have three children in all different stages of life. To say that it has been tremendously difficult would be an understatement. I found out about Jeff's place about a year prior to my husbands death while attending a PTG meeting. At the time, our lives were going according to plan, happily moving along from year to year. I remember sitting at the meeting listening to the representatives describe Jeff's place and thinking how wonderful that this place/support was available for children and families that suffer loss. Little did I know that we would need that support as well. I cannot fully express my gratitude for the staff, volunteers, and interns that provide a safe place for my children and myself to express and share (if we want to or not) our grief and feelings.
We feel very blessed to have Jeff's Place in our lives. The staff are so loving and caring and welcomed us with open arms and hearts. We're still grieving and everything is still so raw, but it really does help having a place to express our thoughts and emotions and talk about "our special person". Thank you Jeff's Place.
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Jeff's Place is a phenomenal gift for grieving kids and their loved ones. The program is centered around the kids, but the adults get so much out of it as well. It is such a supportive and accepting place that truly nurtures and strengthens the spirit of those lucky enough to be able to go. There are not enough resources for grieving kids and their families and the service that Jeff Place provides is stellar.