The Brooke's Place office will be moving at the end of April. More information will be provided about this nearby relocation soon. We will be posting information here and on our Facebook page.

Our new location will be 8935 North Meridian Street - 2nd floor, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.

Support groups will still be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

Visit the Quirky Feather in Carmel IndianaA-Night Facilitator, Joe Wernicke, hosted an appreciation party for all staff and volunteers of Brooke's Place on February 1. The event took place at The Quirky Feather, a Carmel confectionery owned by Heidi and Sabrina Wernicke, both former Brooke's Place kids. 45 program volunteers, loved ones and staff members were treated to a delicious assortment of sweets and drinks. It was a wonderful night to celebrate together the wonderful feeling of connection and community that is Brooke's Place.

"Craig Davis Family enjoying Agape ProgramMy Family was shocked with the sudden and unexpected loss of my wife and mother of my children. The Agape program was absolutely priceless for myself and my children. Once my children knew horses were involved there was no turning back.

All three of my children ages 11, 10 and 7 were all born in Houston, Texas. Yet, we would all be defined as “city slickers or at the least suburban slickers”. The oldest requested Texas ranch style horse riding birthday parties for at least three in a row. All my children love horses. I know the loss of my wife and the loss of the kid’s mommy made us feel helpless and that we are in control of nothing.

This program empowers the kids to understand the importance of communication, caring for one another, and gain a new appreciation for our new family unit. The group simply illustrates how sharing our feelings and thoughts with each other every day is so much part of the process.

Watching my children jump right in and lean to lead a 1700 lbs. horse, learn to groom and care for a horse as a team was awesome. These task skills were then related to the family loss and how to make our needs known to each other. It was a very concrete message and tangible event for the kids and myself in a time that makes no sense at all. Aiden (11) loves telling about how he learned to harness the horses and lead the horses from their stalls for grooming. He especially enjoyed leading the horses on simple walks and complex obstacles. Avery (9) shares that her favorite part was brushing the horses’ long manes because it helped to get dirt off the pretty horses. Landen (7) shares that he liked learning about the grooming tools and being able to touch the horses and use big circle movements to comb the horse’s body. Memories and healing made possible through the people and amazing horses at Agape."

- Craig Davis

What a special night for a very special lady! We were so honored to recognize Marcia Swolsky as the Brooke's Place Volunteer of the Year!

Thank you, Marcia, for all you do for grieving children and families!

Pictured with Beth Swolsky Garisek, Michael Swolsky and Brent Swolsky at St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

Watermark Group LogoBrooke's Place is so honored to have such an amazing partnership with the Watermark Group! Watching this video will most definitely get you in the holiday spirit and voting for this video will increase chances that Brooke's Place may receive funding from the Super Service Challenge!

The Super Service Challenge, founded in 2011, is a nationwide movement to transform organizations through service. Driven by the idea that people and teams grow stronger when they join together to serve causes they care about, the Challenge promotes service by encouraging volunteerism, sharing stories of service, and awarding funding to nonprofits featured in stories of service.

Thank you Watermark for all you do for Brooke's Place! 

Click here for more information on this contest

Thank you to everyone who came out bright and early this morning to support Brooke's Place at the Legacy of Hope Breakfast.

We had a record turnout of 600 people and have secured matching funds of over $70,000!

We are so lucky to have the community support what we do here in Central Indiana, and look forward to serving more Hoosier kiddos as we continue to grow with your love and support.

A special thank you to Just Steph Photography for her wonderful photos.

"Brooke's Place has given my children a safe place to help them through the process of understanding, compassion and patience to talk about and work through their grief."

-Denise C.