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Ele’s place hosts annual “Healing Hearts” breakfast

Posted: 7:04 AM, May 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-29 07:04:18-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to helping grieving children and teens is hosting its annual breakfast Wednesday with hopes to gain support to expand services.

Ele's Place West Michigan , which works to ensure no child grieves alone, is hosting its annual "Healing Hearts" breakfast Wednesday at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

The organization helps the estimated 1 in 12 children in Michigan will experience the loss of a parent or sibling by age 18.

Unresolved grief is linked to depression, eating and sleeping disorders, violence, truancy and substance abuse.

The organization also has a school-based program to help 4th to 12th grade students cope with death.