At The WARM Place, we try to speak children’s language when it comes to grief. Often that is the language of play, and sometimes it is also the language of storytelling. Using books is a way to make difficult topics accessible to children. It is also a great way to help teach abstract emotional concepts…

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Often New Year’s resolutions revolve around self-improvement: financial security, healthier lifestyle, traveling more, or learning a new skill or hobby. While these are all great goals, what if your New Year’s resolutions could include both self and community improvement? One of the best ways to incorporate both is to volunteer! When you think of volunteering,…

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On December 6th, we celebrated the holiday season with our last Family Night of the year. This Family Night was a Minute to Win It event, where WARM Place families tried their luck at a series of holiday-themed games! Almost every room in the house included a game for families to try! Each completed game…

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With 2019 drawing to an end, the celebration of the 30th anniversary of The WARM Place is also coming to a close. It has been a full year of reflecting, celebrating, and eagerly anticipating the future of this organization. As this year concludes, we finish as we always do, with the busy holiday season. The…

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The holiday season is upon us… For those who have lost a loved one, it can bring a mixture of emotions. Grief may be felt day-by-day or moment-by-moment. Traditions bind families together for generations. Many families may cling to traditions both big and small after the death of a loved one. Some families find solace…

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The month of November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month, with Children’s Grief Awareness Day on November 21st. This designation serves to remind us of the needs of grieving children across the country. Did you know that 1 in 14 children in the US will experience the death of a parent or a sibling before the…

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On October 25th, WARM Place families gathered for some fall family fun at our October Family Night! We enjoyed Chick-Fil-A for dinner and crafted the night away! Once families entered, they were asked to write something they were grateful for on our “Thankful Pumpkin.” It was so inspiring to read what each family decided to…

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The WARM Place hosted its 2nd annual Camp Remember Me during the first weekend in November at Camp El Tesoro in Granbury, Texas! Camp Remember Me provides WARM Place families an opportunity to grow together as family in their grief journey, while making fun new memories in a camp setting. We were so fortunate to…

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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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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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