The WARM Place is here to help children throughout the grieving process to find hope after the death of a loved one. We act as a companion along their grief journey, offering love, support, encouragement, and community.
Our grief support services are open to children and their families, as well as young adults, free of charge for as long as they need. At The WARM Place, children attend peer support groups in a nurturing environment where they can express their feelings and see that they’re not alone.
The WARM Place (What About Remembering Me Center, Inc.) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) supported by donors and volunteers that make our mission possible. We could not offer our services without them. We are thankful for their dedication and support.
In 1984, Peggy Bohme mourned the death of her 14-year-old son Michael who died from bone cancer. During that time, she realized that her nine-year-old daughter Meghan needed support as well — a place where she could express her feelings and know that her experience in grieving the death of her brother was valid.
Together with local pediatrician Dr. John Richardson, Peggy co-founded Texas’ first children’s grief center to help children like Meghan express—and better understand—feelings of grief with the support of their peers.
Since August 24, 1989, The WARM Place has been there for over 43,000 children and their family members along their grief journeys. The acronym WARM stands for “What About Remembering Me?” inspired by Meghan’s needs after the death of her brother and her struggle to find the support she needed.
Now we’re able to help not only children in person at The WARM Place house in Fort Worth, Texas, but our education and outreach services support children around the world.