Posts by Shelley Spikes

Children’s Grief Awareness Day 2017

November 16th 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 to download…

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Nacho Average Fiesta!

WOW!  We continue to be amazed at the outpouring of support from this wonderful community, and it couldn’t have been more evident on Saturday night!  I know we say it every year, but this “Cool Night” was truly the biggest and best yet!   River Crest Country Club was absolutely transformed into a Mexican-inspired Cantina! …

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A Grateful Goodbye

On September 5, 2017, Shirley Bowen, the executive director of The WARM Place, announced her retirement at the end of October after nearly two decades of service to grieving children.   “It has been my pleasure to lead The WARM Place as the executive director for the last six years.” says Shirley. “In my 17 years of being associated with…

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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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