Through facilitated support groups Rick’s Place offers grieving young people and their families a place to remember their loved ones and to avoid the sense of isolation that such a loss can produce. At Rick’s Place, all group members share the experience of losing a close family member and can support one another with the help of facilitators. Because grief is a normal response to any loss, Rick’s Place offers care and compassionate support to grieving young people, and no one receives a diagnosis, treatment or prescriptions.
Rick’s Place is a place of remembrance. A place where young people and their families can remember those in their life who have died.
Rick Thorpe — a loved husband, father, brother and son — died in Tower Two of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
In memory of Rick Thorpe, Rick’s Place was opened to provide bereavement support to grieving children and their families.