Volunteer Needs to Support
Liberty County Expansion
Elijah's Place is trying to begin support groups in Liberty County in response to requests that groups be hosted within the county. To begin that service, we need a licensed volunteer who can serve ason-site clinical leader and supervisor for volunteer facilitation on group nights. The licensed facilitator will provide pre- and post-group briefings and will be available to volunteer facilitators during group meetings. The licensed facilitator must have a master’s degree and state licensure appropriate to their degree in social work, psychology, or education. We also need volunteers willing to be trained to lead support groups.
Volunteers must participate in three successive training sessions totaling 20 hours. To get more information about volunteering for Elijah's Place or to register for the training sessions, please call:
How Does Elijah's Place Support Grieving Children?
Elijah’s Place is a program to provide ongoing grief support services to children, ages 5 to 18, who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.
Children grieve differently than adults. For that reason, it is important to allow them to communicate their feelings with other children who can understand.
Elijah’s Place grief support provides a setting for age specific group support sessions for the children (ages 5-6, 7-10, 11-13, and 14-18) and a support session for parents. Parents and children come to Elijah’s Place two evenings each month. Participation in the program can last 12 to 18 months, or until the family decides they no longer require the service.
All support sessions are led by trained group facilitators who are supervised by a licensed professional. The evening for volunteers begins at for a pre-meeting and ends after the post-meeting at . The evening for the families begins at with a potluck supper and ends at .
The Lamar University Social Work Program supports the establishment of Elijah’s Place and has agreed to provide interested Social Work majors to be trained as volunteers, starting in their junior year through graduation.
Families interested in participating in the Elijah's Place grief support program can review, print and complete the Intake Forms by selecting the “Intake Forms” button above.
What’s in a name?
The name “Elijah’s Place” is taken from a portion of the biblical story about the prophet Elijah’s experience when he hid in a cave, finding himself alone and afraid. The word of the Lord came to him, not in the strong wind, the earthquake, or the fire; but rather in a “tiny whispering sound” and he was told to go back out and live. It is our desire that Elijah’s Place will assist grieving children and their families to understand and learn to live with their grief, to hear the “tiny whispering sound” and go out and live.
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