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Ele's Place, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/28/2013: Ele's Place, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: ELES PLACE INC

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AKA  Ele's Place
Lansing, MI
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Ele's Place, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/28/2013: Ele's Place, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: ELES PLACE INC

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Also Known As: Ele's Place
Physical Address: Lansing, MI 48915 
EIN: 38-2976751
Web URL: elesplace.org 
NTEE Category: F Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
F60 Counseling Support Groups
P Human Services
P30 Children's and Youth Services
Ruling Year: 1991 


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Mission Statement

Ele's Place is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. Before coming to Ele's Place, many of these children feel alone and keep their feelings inside, not wanting to burden their parents or other family members. Even school friends don't seem to understand if they haven't had a similar experience. But each week at Ele's Place, approximately 200 grieving children find a warm and welcoming place to meet new friends who really understand how they feel. Together, they learn how to cope and they begin to heal.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: December 31, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $1,696,215
Total Expenses $1,670,652

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Leadership

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Laurie Strauss Baumer

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Programs

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Ele's Place provides support groups for 200 children plus their family members each week at no charge. Beyond group discussion, the children express their feelings through art, music, play, songwriting, games and other creative, age-appropriate activities. Ele's Place also educates the community about children's grief issues and acts as a resource and referral for grieving families.

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Served a record 749 children and their parents/guardians.

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