Bo’s Place is named in memory of Laurence Bosworth Neuhaus, Jr. Bo died of liver cancer in 1985 when he was twelve years old. Bo’s faith, humor and openness were strength to his family. “If I should die any time soon,” he wrote, “I want balloons, a lot of helium balloons, and fireworks because I want it to be a celebration. God would want it that way and therefore, so do I.” Bo left behind a lasting legacy of warmth and love that is reflected in the programs at Bo’s Place.
In this spirit, the tears at Bo’s Place are tears that heal, bringing with them hope and recovery so children, teens, and adults can grieve and move forward.
Bo’s Place began in 1990 as a grief support Information & Referral Line, providing callers with free grief resources and support contacts in the greater Houston area. In 1995, Bo’s Place moved into a home in Houston’s Museum District and expanded its services to include grief support groups for children and their families thereby fulfilling the critical need for a program dedicated to meeting needs of grieving children. Today, Bo’s Place is Houston’s largest free-standing bereavement center providing grief support for children, families and adults free of charge.
In 2005, Bo’s Place relocated to a new facility at 10050 Buffalo Speedway designed specifically for the grief support groups.