Posts by Shelley Spikes

August Family Night

At The WARM Place we host four Family Nights a year and I often struggle with narrowing down all of my ideas for these nights into just four events.   While each event takes on a new theme and different activities the focus remains the same, to provide an opportunity to make new memories as a…

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WARM Place Families Go Wild

Our WARM Place families and staff had a blast at the June Family Day at the Fort Worth Zoo!  We had over 200 people join us for a delicious continental breakfast first thing in the morning before heading out to explore the may attractions at the Fort Worth Zoo!           It…

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Meet Miya

Meet Miya! She is a junior undergraduate at Loyola University New Orleans majoring in Mass Communication, and now our Public Relations and Events intern. Hi! I’m thrilled to be interning with The WARM Place this summer! It’s nice to be home and for me to be able to come back and work with The WARM Place…

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Teens Use Emojis To Talk About Their Feelings

The counselors at The WARM Place are always looking for innovative ways to help teens express their feelings.  Most teenagers want to talk about their feelings but they may be apprehensive or confused about how to share such deep feelings of loss. Recently, one of our groups used emoji’s to talk about their grief experiences.…

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Do It For You. Do It For Them.

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year and making our 2017 resolutions. Did you know that nearly half of all Americans make a New Year’s resolution and about 40% of those resolutions involve physical fitness or changes in diet? If you’re a resolution maker (or resolution breaker), please consider getting active…

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Our Holiday Wish…

This holiday season, gather donations to help our kiddos at The WARM Place!  Are you looking for a valuable community service project or team-building activity for your corporation, school, community organization, or church?  We invite you to make a big difference in the lives of grieving children by hosting a donation drive. How to… Just…

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day 2016

November 17th is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day which is “designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others.  Children’s Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they need.” says ChildrensGreifAwarenessDay.org Click here…

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#EveryStoryTWP

My story… My name is Michael. I am 15 years old and in February of 2013, I was diagnosed with cancer. Later that year after I was declared cancer free, my grandfather committed suicide. I thought for a while that he may have made a deal with God that if I were to live that he…

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Grief Myths vs. Facts

I often hear grieving children and adults say this to me: I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing. After we dive in a little deeper, it’s clear the question is really “am I grieving the right way?” The last thing anyone needs to worry about when they have lost a loved one is…

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“Sea” you on The Cape

It might be hard to imagine a cool coastal breeze during the dog days of summer, but please mark your calendars for our annual fundraiser, “A Cool Night” on September 24, 2016, at River Crest Country Club.   This year we are “sailing away” to Cape Cod for an evening filled seafood and seersucker!  (Don’t worry…

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