Pay Tribute This Father’s Day

It is hard to escape holidays in America, almost impossible really, and Father’s Day is no exception. We see the big Father’s Day signs over the greeting card section in the store, the tv commercials of fathers and children playing in the summer sun, and every subject line in our inbox seems to scream “GREAT GIFTS FOR DAD!” If…

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The Best of Friends – Companionship Through Grief

In our grief support program, families break into small groups by age, where the children and parents/guardians meet separately. Each group has its own volunteer facilitators who lead the discussion and direct age-appropriate activities designed to help participants express their emotions constructively. One of our favorite things about The WARM Place is seeing our peer-support model at…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Laura Duty

Our grief support program is primarily facilitated by volunteers who dedicate their time, energy, and hearts to the children who attend The WARM Place. Volunteer facilitators make a one-year minimum commitment to serving our groups twice a month; however, most of our volunteers stay with us for more than one year. Laura Duty is one…

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Join us for the 20th Annual Firemen’s 5K

Two firefighters died in the line of duty leaving behind families, friends, and a community who loved them dearly. As a way to remember and honor their lives, the Firemen’s 5K was established. The event started out as a way to not only remember the firefighters but to also raise funds to benefit the families…

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Grieving on Mother’s Day

“Grief is love with nowhere to go.” A mom in one of our groups shared this thought recently. I had to write it down because I thought it was one of the best descriptions of grief I have ever heard. On Mother’s Day, both love and emptiness can be felt simultaneously. On Mother’s Day, we remember…

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A Place for Young Adults to Grieve

Did you know The WARM Place provides grief support groups for young adults ages 19-25 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life? Mostly comprised of Gen-Xers and Millennials, this fast-paced group frequently has difficulty finding support when they need it. In the age of ever-changing technology and the rise of…

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Donor Spotlight – Ken Price

We are so honored to have donors with such genuine support for the children and families in our Grief Support Program! Today we highlight Ken Price–a loyal WARM Place donor, former family and current volunteer. It’s people like him who make The WARM Place mission possible! Tell us about how you initially got involved with…

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Let’s “Taco” ’bout our Awesome Volunteers!

This past Saturday, April 7th, we hosted a Volunteer Appreciation FIESTA at The WARM Place in honor of our amazing volunteers!  April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and our fiesta was the perfect way to kick off the festivities. Chuy’s W. 7th graciously donated a delicious fajita lunch for our volunteers and their guests.  Volunteers that reached…

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When is it Time to ‘Close’? – Part II

This is Part II of a blog series about ‘closing’ at The WARM Place – What does it mean to close? When is it time to close? and What happens after I close? You can read Part I of the series here.  One of the most frequently asked questions at The WARM Place is “How…

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