An inside look at Jeff’s Place!

How is Jeff’s Place unique?

Jeff’s Place is the only independent program in MetroWest that provides comprehensive bereavement support services for both children aged 3-19 and their families. We facilitate healthy integration of loss by helping families feel connected with each other and less alone in their grief journey. Our free grief support groups provide a safe and supportive place for children and their families to heal and integrate their loss in a healthy and meaningful way, and they are uniquely effective because they are co-facilitated by a clinician and an extensively trained volunteer.

We also provide individual and family counseling along with crisis intervention and professional educational trainings on childhood bereavement for local schools and organizations. Jeff’s Place Founding Director, Jenny Kaplan, PhD, is a bereaved sibling and licensed independent clinical social worker who has started two bereavement centers and worked with grieving children and their families for more than 20 years.