RICK'S PLACE INC.

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Annual end-of-year family picnic for participants, staff and board members at Spec Pond in Wilbraham

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Colleen's mom died so, she attends Rick's Place with her grandmother.

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At a Springfield Parent Academy event, executive director Shelly Lenn discusses children's books on the topic of grief.

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Volunteers give SO MUCH to Rick's Place…each year they are thanked at an appreciation dinner!

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A game that helps the participants share memories about the person in their life who died.

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Middles group participants in grades 3-5th grade make new friends and learn new ways to cope.

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Sisters attended Rick's Place with their mom following the sudden death of their older sister.

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The young teen group with participants in grades 6-8th grade learn and support others in the group

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Rick Thorpe a victim of 9/11/2001 and namesake of Rick's Place is included on the memorial at the State House in Boston

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Rick's Place board of directors elects a new president, Donald Mitchell

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Rick's Place board of director president, Donald Mitchell and his 3 daughters.

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Board members with executive director at a Young Professional Society event in Springfield, MA

Rick's Place supports young people ages 5-18 years and their families when someone close in their life has died.

Did you know that about 4% of young people under 18 experienced the death of a parent?

Rick’s Place, Inc is an independent, non-profit based in Wilbraham that provides bereavement support to young people and their families following the death of someone close.

Rick’s Place was founded in March of 2007 to honor the memory of Rick Thorpe, a young father and Wilbraham, Massachusetts native who died in Tower 2 of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11.

Grieving children and their families are welcome regardless of when, where or how the death occurred. Our service is offered free of charge.

Our mission is to offer compassionate support in a secure environment to children affected by death, in order to facilitate the healing process. Further we strive to reduce the potentially harmful and destructive behaviors that can occur among children and teens who do not get the support they need following the death of a parent or sibling.

Young people (ages 5-18 years)meet in small groups with others their age where they make new friends and share memories wtih trained facilitators; while their adult caregivers meet seperately to share the challenges raising of a grieving child.

Please give your support of this important service!


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RICK'S PLACE INC.
35 POST OFFICE PARK-SUITE 3514
WILBRAHAM, MA 01095

Mission
Rick's Place supports young people ages 5-18 years and their families when someone close in their life has died.

EIN 262817386

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