Our Impact

Facts about The Sharing Place

  • Individual, private consultations are conducted with families who are interested in using The Sharing Place’s services
  • Children are welcome to participate in group sessions until they improve their emotional, mental and even physical well-being, and they are able to deal with their personal situations; they are not limited to attending a specific number of sessions.
  • All grief support group coordinators and volunteers complete a unique and comprehensive training program.
  • Administrative costs are very low for a non-profit organization that provides services to the public, due to tremendous involvement from volunteers.
  • Financial pledges are suggested, however, no charges for services are billed.
  • The Sharing Place does not receive any state or federal funds.
  • The Sharing Place is a member of several professional organizations, including the Utah Nonprofits Association and the Association for Death & Education and Counseling
  • The Sharing Place is grounded on four principles:

    •  Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one
    •  Within each of us is the capacity to heal
    •  The length of time for grieving is unique for each individual
    •  Acceptance, caring and support are essential in the healing process


Numbers at a Glance… Grief Support Each Month

  • Group Grief Support

    32 grief support group sessions at The Sharing Place (16 children’s groups and 16 parent groups meet twice monthly)
  • Family Grief Support

    Consultations with families seeking The Sharing Place services – average 10 per month
  • Volunteers for Grief Support

    70% of grief support group time (336 hours) is provided by well-trained volunteers, while only 30% is by paid staff and coordinators
  • Schools with Grief Support

    6 grief support group sessions at schools as part of the outreach program


Who We Serve

The Sharing Place provides grief support to children ages 3 – 18 and their parents. Support groups are organized by age as well as situation. Each family member is placed in a group that will best meet their individual needs.
This illustrates the number of participants in grief support groups
Who We Serve
  • Littles (age 3.5 – grade K)
  • School Age (grades 1-6)
  • Complicated Grief (grades 1-6)
  • Suicide (grades 1-6)
  • Early Teens (grades 6-8)
  • Teen (grades 9-12)
  • After School


About the Family Member Who Died

Family Member’s Cause of Death

Family Members Cause of Death

Family Member Who Died

Family Member Who Died