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.

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 prescription.

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.


The Best Thing About Rick’s Place
It is a supportive environment which offers opportunities to get to know others with similar experiences of loss. Children learn it is ok to laugh, live, and love again, and adult caregivers can feel confident that their children are receiving significant benefits and tools to help them with their grief process.  


A place where we remember Rick Thorpe. 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.