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Preparing for the Holidays

Holiday seasons elicit many feelings for people. Holidays may create togetherness, warmth, and gratitude; but in the eyes and hearts of a griever, holidays may create the exact opposite sensations. Grieving hearts are put under pressure by society, family, and friends to grieve in a uniformed manner that may not be the most suitable for…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Christi Thornhill, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC

Our grief support groups are primarily led by volunteers who have given their heart and time to help WARM Place families. WARM Place volunteers make a one-year minimum commitment to serve as a facilitator after their training. However, most of our volunteers continue for much longer than one year. Christi Thornhill, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, is…

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How Should I Tell My Child?

“How should I tell my child?” is a question that we hear often regarding the death of a loved one. It is not easy to talk about death, and as adults, it overwhelms us. Imagine how hard it is for children to navigate. Many people struggle with talking about death, even though it is an…

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A Record-Breaking 30th Anniversary Edition Cool Night!

When we started planning for A Cool Night by Candlelight last year, we knew we wanted it to be special in honor of The WARM Place’s 30th anniversary. It took months of preparation, but our Cool Night committee and staff pulled off the biggest Cool Night yet! We are excited to announce that YOU helped…

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A Camping We Will Go!

Scent can bring us back to a specific place and time in the blink of an eye. For a handful of our WARM Place families, the smell of cedar trees and camp fire brings back memories of our first annual Camp Remember Me, which took place almost one year ago. This family camp offers opportunities…

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YOU make the difference on September 19th!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not quite holiday season…it’s time for North Texas Giving Day! You’ve probably seen and heard plenty of publicity by now for good reason—North Texas Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation! And did you know Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki are the…

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Celebrating 30 Years with WARM Place Friends

On Saturday, August 24th we celebrated The WARM Place’s 30th anniversary with a big Birthday Bash in the backyard! Both old and new friends of The WARM Place came to celebrate. The party got started at 10:00 am with plenty of activities. The yard was filled with games, face painting, hair painting, and balloon animals.…

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The Power of Sharing – National Grief Awareness Day

On this National Grief Awareness Day, we are reminded that we rarely know the struggles of those we encounter throughout our day. We don’t know what challenges their stories hold. Here at The WARM Place, we believe that telling your story is an important step toward healing on your grief journey. For children or adults,…

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As a Nation Mourns Through Tragedy, How Do We Connect With Our Children?

Sometimes there are things that happen in this world that affect us more personally that we could have ever imagined. National tragedies such as mass shootings leave families altered, broken, and changed that can leave us feeling unsafe. These events can even impact our own grief journeys with additional feelings to process. Some may question:…

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From WARM Place Volunteer to Executive Director

I want people to know that we are here for all the children and their families who are grieving a death loss, and we will continue to be here to provide support during the hardest times of their lives.”   Shelley Spikes started volunteering as a WARM Place facilitator in 2010. Nine years later she…

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