Mary Ann Plummer, The Consoling Place

Mary Ann Plummer’s own experience losing her son moved her to create a place of healing for others in her local community. “The Consoling Place” offers workshops, retreats and other support for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, while raising awareness about death and grief. The Consoling Place was developed by Mary Ann and two professionals who are experienced in helping individuals navigate the grief process: Ross Collins and Linda Hopson. The Consoling Place will offer help to those in the five surrounding counties of Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg SC.

“Grief is such a unique and personal experience that there really is no roadmap. But, it can be better,” Mary Ann said. “With appropriate help and support, it is possible to make it out of that dark place. In fact, dealing with a significant loss can be an opportunity for emotional, relational and spiritual growth. People deserve to have a choice on when and how they will heal, and they deserve to have a safe, nurturing place to support them.”

Funds from The Pollination Project will go toward printing materials for outreach and education, as well as to building their website.

GRANT AWARD DATE: May 11, 2014