Grief Resources

Children and Teens

Brooke’s Place purpletreeforteenschildren

Ph: 317-705-9650

They offer on-going support groups, free of charge, for children ages 3 to young adult (20+) who have experienced the death of any loved one and their caregivers. These support groups are offered at two sites and are held every other week. Families may participate for as little or as long as they deem necessary. An adult must call the number listed above (or visit the website) to speak with a representative at Brooke’s Place to register for the group and to find out the location and time information. Occasionally, Brooke’s Place offers social activities for the participants in the support groups.

St. Francis Hospice

Ph: 317-862-2092 (Contact person: any Chaplain available) *Caterpillar Kids: They offer education and support for children ages 5 to 12 who have experienced the death of a loved one. There is a free support group that meets for 6 weeks and is offered various times through the year. Registration is required. For more information or to register, an individual can call the number listed above.

Camp Healing Tree

Offered cooperatively by several hospitals, this program is a weekend camp held in late August every year for children ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. For more information, an individual can call any of the places listed below:

  • St. Francis Hospice: Roberta White, Ph: 317-865-2092
  • Americare Hospice: John Young, Ph: 317-736-0055
  • Brooke’s Place: Ph: 317-705-9650
  • Vista Care: Rick Shaw, Ph: 317-788-0300