RICK'S PLACE INC.

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

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Rick Thorpe a victim of the attacks on 9/11/2001 is included on the memorial at the State House in Boston, MA

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Four volunteer facilitators complete their training!

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Sisters attend with their dad following the death of their mother.

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An activity that helps participants not to blame themselves for the person's death.

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Son and mom participants attended Rick's Place following the death of their father.

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An activity that helps the participants share about the person in their life who died.

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"Hat's Off to You"--board members give their thanks to our volunteer facilitators

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Board members with executive director at a fall YPS event in Springfield, MA

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

Rick’s Place, Inc. 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.

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

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.

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

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

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