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Welcome to Dustin's Place

We are a place for you to come when you need someone to listen. We hear you.

We are a place to come when you need a hand to hold. Because someone held ours.

We are a place to come when you need a hug. Because hugs are awesome.

We are here for you. Don't walk alone.

Our Why.

Our Story.

It isn't until you experience the death of a loved one that you fully grasp grief and the need for grief support. Often times grief can be all encompassing leaving adults to try to put families back together in the midst of their own grief and children without the grief support they need.

Dustin's Place is named in memory of Dustin Cullen, a Believer who lived his life as a testament to God's grace. Dustin loved his family and friends completely. He was the husband of Viki (Cullen) Brown and father of Caythan, Liliana, and Dean Cullen. In 2016, Dustin was in a single car fatal accident leaving his wife, Viki, as a young widow alone to love for, care for, and attempt to put life back together again for their 3 young children at 6 years old, 5 years old, and 11 months old.

While they were surrounded with love from their family and friends the need for grief support and care was evident. Viki and her children attended a children's grief support group together and immediately felt the connection with other grieving families.

In October 2018, Viki along with some of Dustin's closest friends began the process of opening a children's grief center in our own community. Dustin's Place was founded February 18, 2019. Dustin's Place will provide grief support through group meetings where children and their families can gather together with adults volunteers who through their passion have chosen to be companions to others during their grief walks.

Our Mission.

The mission of Dustin's Place is to provide support in a safe place where grieving children, teens, and their families can find connection and healing through sharing their experience of the death of a loved one throughout their healing process. Dustin's Place believes that no child or family should grieve the death of a loved one alone.


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Programs

Elementary Kids

Ages 5 and up

Meets biweekly beginning
January 6, 2020

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Middle School Kids

Ages 10 and up

Meets biweekly beginning
January 6, 2020

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Teens

Ages 13 and up

Meets biweekly beginning
January 6, 2020

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Adults

Ages 20 and up

Meets biweekly beginning
January 6, 2020

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Get Involved

Volunteer.

Dustin's Place will provide support groups for children, teens, and their families.

These groups will meet every other week and will be led by facilitators trained specifically for each group.

Because all of our services are offered free of charge we are looking for passionate adults with a heart for those who are grieving to volunteer as facilitators.

We will be offering a 2 day training in November 2019.

If you are interested in volunteering as a group facilitator for either the children's groups or an adult group please contact us

We'd love to hear from you!

Donate.

Dustin's Place offers all of our services free of charge and we rely solely on donations.  Please consider giving the gift of healing and hope to those in our community grieving the death of a loved one. 

Please consider corporate giving or sponsorship

To donate in memory of someone specific or to adopt a specific need please contact us directly by phone email.

Donate today by mail:
Dustin's Place 
2979 Oak Blvd
Bremen, IN 46506

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