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Catalyst Radio: Ele's Place offers support for children dealing with grief

Ele’s Place Tour of the Heart open house is Thurs., Dec. 5

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Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

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In this edition of Catalyst Radio we feature Ele’s Place -- the local nonprofit working to provide support for children, and their families, who are coping with the death of a loved one.

We visit with Gerilyn May, managing director of the organization newly established in Grand Rapids as “A Healing Center for Grieving Children and Teens.”

May describes some of the programs at Ele’s Place such as peer support groups, that help children cope with the death of a parent, sibling or other close family member or friend.

Ele’s Place is also holding an upcoming “Tour of The Heart” event that opens the doors of the center to the public on Dec. 5, for those who want to learn more about the services for grieving children.

Ele’s Place also has a holiday wish list for supplies such as an mp3 player, portable stereo system, construction paper, glitter, and other items used in working with the youth.



Music in this episode of Catalyst Radio is the song “Children of the World,” from Yvad.

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