The Kids’ Place began as a community-based, independent, non-profit charity devoted to providing grief support services to children, ages four through teens, who are mourning the death of a family member or friend.
In the summer of 2004, the Edmond Church of Christ took on the leadership of The Kids’ Place in Edmond with the purpose of continuing the effective work of grief support. Under the oversight of the Edmond Church of Christ, The Kids’ Place provides local grief support services to children, ages four through teens, who are mourning the death of a family member or friend. The Kids' Place ministry is a faith-based program that strives to offer comfort, hope and peace found only in Jesus Christ.
In the spring of 2018, The Kids' Place made a slight transition, moving its ministry and services east a few steps to the Edmond Church of Christ campus. Now groups and sessions meet in facilities at the Edmond Church of Christ. The Kids' Place buildings on 9th Street have been sold, but the good work of The Kids' Place continues.
Each fall and spring, we conduct support groups for children and their caregivers who experience the death of a loved one. Each group, which meets on a different evening, is divided into age-appropriate small groups so children can have maximum care and support. There are concurrent groups for their adult family members each night.