Ele's Place

Ele's Place

Ele's Place

Ele’s Place was founded in 1991, after the death of 11-month old Helen Louise Snow Stover (Ele). Her three siblings, ages three to seven were grieving and their parents wanted to help them deal with the loss of their sister. After extensive research of other children’s grief centers across the country, it was determined that peer support was the best way for kids to learn to cope with their feelings of grief, sadness, anger, and loss. Ele’s parents, Betsy and Woody Stover, along with a group of mental health professionals and concerned community volunteers created Ele’s place. Today, there are four Michigan locations helping children and teens heal after the death of a sibling, parent, or someone else close to them.