Facts & Figures

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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

Facts at a Glance

  • 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
  • Family 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®

Numbers at a Glance... Grief Support Each Month

30 grief support group sessions at The Sharing Place (15 children's groups and 15 parent groups meet twice monthly)

Consultations with families seeking The Sharing Place services - average 10 per month

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

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


Who We Serve

families-servedThe 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. 

About the Family Member Who Died

The statistics below, based on 2012 participants, provide a real-life look into the causes of the grief experienced by those we serve.