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Jeffs Place Childrens Bereavement Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: 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.

Results: To-Date we have served over 500 participants from over 38 towns and cities across MA.

Target demographics: grieving children and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 130 individuals

Geographic areas served: the Boston MetroWest community

Programs: free clinician-led, peer support groups; individual and family therapy; educational trainings and crisis management intervention

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jeff's Place has made such a vast difference for my son and me through our grieving process in so many positive ways. They have helped us much on a personal and group level since the day we stepped foot in the door. I don't know where we would be today without them and we will keep going as long as we can. Such a positively wonderful organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children and I have been attending counseling sessions since the sudden death of my husband last Spring. It has been so helpful for my children and wonderful for me to connect with others experiencing loss. We are fortunate to have such a great resource so close to home. Thanks Jeff's Place!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jeff's place was a sanctuary for my daughter, my wife and myself after the death of our son in 2012. My daughter was able to connect with other teens, some of whom had also lost a sibling. She received and felt great support from the wonderful Jeff's Place staff and volunteers (who get "it"), rather than the isolation from losing her brother and feeling different. We attended Jeff's place for 2 years, and my daughter is now a Jeff's Place volunteer herself. The focus at Jeff's Place is on children's grief and healing, but the support for adults is just as heart-warming and important, as I witnessed in our parent group, as we shared our stories and bonded. Jeff's Place welcomed my family with open arms and compassion, and guided us at our own pace on the road to healing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently lost my husband to cancer. I have 5 young boys. Initially, it was difficult to know where to go to get support, but Jeff's Place was recommended by one of the boy's school principals. In an age of technology when people seem to expect a rapid return to "normal", Jeff's Place provides a safe place to continue to grieve with people who understand the struggle of losing a spouse when the children are young. I am so happy that I did this for my boys ... and for me. Great job to all the facilitators who get my children to want to come back after each session!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Husband and great father to our 4 children passed this year. I am so grateful to have an optimistic place for my children to express their feelings, gain strength, and to realize they could have strengths to offer others feeling the same pain and emptiness.
Thank you Jeffs Place!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Jeff's Place after the sudden death of my husband. It has been an invaluable resource for me and has connected me to wonderful people going through the same thing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We feel welcomed. There is space for fun, for expressing yourself as a child and adult while grieving. It's gentle encouragement moving forward for all of us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A truly caring place to go during unbearable times.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone here goes above and beyond for the families impacted by sudden and devastating grief. They are thoughtful, kind, and caring. They create a comforting and safe space to share. Truly thankful for everyone at Jeff's Place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

"The light at the end of the tunnel". Children receive therapy without even realizing it. Adults mix with other adults who get it! Jeffs place is truly an unique place with unique people. It continues to guide us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been attending Jeff's Place since his sister passed away in December and the support has been so important. He looks forward to each group and has made some great connections with other kids who have also lost siblings. I'm so thankful for this resource!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are relatively new to Jeff's Place. After my wife passed away from a battle with brain cancer 6 months ago, we got a great recommendation from our pediatrician. My 3 kids, 14, 13 and 8 are doing well and resisted going at first, but they now look forward to the meetings and the people there. The staff is fantastic and unbelievably welcoming. My two boys, the two oldest, do not talk too much about their mother and the last few years, but I now look forward to the nice conversations we have on our rides home after the meetings.

Thanks to the people at Jeff's Place for making a difference in our lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jeff's Place is a great organization that has been a tremendous help to my family.

Aimee19

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is our second year at Jeff's Place since the sudden loss of my husband. Words cannot express how grateful we are to have a safe place to share our experiences with. Grief can be very lonely but Jeff's Place offers understanding and support from peers in a way only those who've experienced a great loss can. My children and I are very lucky to have had Jeff's Place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sensitive staff and people that really listen. My children have managed to navigate the loss of their father with the help of this place. Thank you Jeffs place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My now 10 year old son and I have been going to Jeff's Place for several years since losing his father in late 2012. It is a wonderful community where people understand your grief in ways that society, unfortunately, does not. the friendships that he and I have made, and the support that we have received over the last 4 years in astounding and unwavering, in so many ways. Jeff's Place continues to get better and better by offering more options for its families - Jenny, Melissa and Aliya, as well as the other facilitators and volunteers are all so kind and caring. Thanks Jeff's Place for providing a place for Chris and I to feel loved and supported!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My children and i have attended jeff's place for about four years. we have made great friends it has been a great help.

Dianne22

Client Served

Rating: 5

My nephews went to Jeff's Place after the death of their mother. It is a wonderful organization with committed, caring staff.

Holly78

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.