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  • Jamie's Place

    Jamie’s Place is a free grief support program in Waco for kids ages 5-18 and parents or caregivers. Jamie's Place is available to families who have experienced the death of a loved one due to any cause. Services provided include education, referrals, and support groups for kids and families.

  • Support Groups

    Jamie’s Place offers a six-week support group twice a year for families that have experienced the death of a loved one. Before attending this group, each family will complete an intake at our office. This intake helps families understand what they can expect from group and gives the Jamie’s Place team a better understanding of your family so that we can best support you. Intakes usually last about an hour.

About Us

Jamie’s Place meets at Baylor Scott & White’s McClinton Cancer Center in Waco, TX. Please feel free to contact us at: 254.202.HEAL (4325) or HillcrestJamiesPlace@BSWHealth.org.

  • History
  • Volunteer
  • Wish List
  • Helpful Websites

History

Jamie’s Place was created in memory of Jamie Hilton, a 16-year-old active, outgoing, and outdoor-loving cowboy who passed away in October of 1994 following a 14-month battle with a brain tumor. Jamie and his family were cared for by Hillcrest Community Hospice. After his death, Jamie’s Place was built from his family’s desire to see grief support services for children made readily available in our community.

Research from JAG institute’s Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) indicates that 1 in 16 children in Texas will experience the death of a parent or sibling before graduating high school – and that number does not include those who experience the death of a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or friend. Jamie’s Place continues to live out its mission to support grieving families by providing education, referrals, and support to those living in Central Texas.

Volunteer

Jamie’s Place is looking for volunteers who are passionate about supporting grieving families. Volunteer opportunities range from co-facilitate grief groups in schools and on Baylor Scott & White campus to helping advertise and raise awareness at community events. All volunteers must complete an application, background check and training session. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact us at HillcrestJamiesPlace@BSWHealth.org.

Wish List

Jamie’s Place is always looking to expand resources and therapeutic activities available to our group. Call 254.202.HEAL(4325) or email HillcrestJamiesPlace@BSWHealth.org for more information.

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