Rick’s Place provides the trained staff, curriculum and materials while school personnel select students and secure private meeting spaces. School groups consist of at least six students, and no more than twelve. Rick’s Place also provides professional development workshops on the impact of grief on students to school staff.
We also offer reading programs in area schools. Group facilitators from Rick’s Place share a book and activity with individual grades in schools to initiate a gentle conversation about death, dying, and grief. School guidance counselors report that our use of literature as an effective tool to introduce children to these difficult topics and our fostering conversation about loss and death has long lasting positive impacts.
No Charge for Services
When grant funding is available, there is no charge for our services. We rely on the generosity of individuals, the community and foundations through gifts, grants and special events to make groups happen.