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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How Was Your First Day of School?

Many families approach back-to-school time with excitement and enthusiasm, as it is an opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to accomplish your goals. Others are filled with anxiety and dread.  Either way, children and teens often look to their families for support, direction, and comfort.  The end of summer is fast approaching, and…

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What Does it Mean to be a WARM Place Group Facilitator?

The WARM Place is now accepting volunteer applications for our upcoming facilitator training in September. The WARM Place relies on around 200 volunteers to run our evening programs each week, and we love that each of them have chosen to be a part of our WARM Place family! Have you ever considered becoming a WARM…

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Join us for a 30th Anniversary Edition of A Cool Night!

This year, we celebrate 30 years of grief support services at The WARM Place! That means “A Cool Night by Candlelight” will be a one-of-a-kind, milestone event that you won’t want to miss! We hope you can join us on October 5th for an elegant evening of fine cuisine, live entertainment, an anniversary toast, and much…

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NAGC 2019 – Inspiration. Collaboration. Dedication.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children’s (NAGC) 23rd Annual Symposium on Children’s Grief was held June 20-22 in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. WARM Place staff members had the honor of attending this inspiring event and learned from incredible professionals on providing support for bereaved children and families. The symposium allows professionals, educators, and volunteers…

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A Decade of Service

Kim Kerrigan is truly one of our WARM Place heroes. Kim attended The WARM Place as a young adult and then later gave back as a volunteer facilitator for 10 years. As Kim ends her time as a volunteer with The WARM Place, she shares how meaningful her experience has been. Her words speak to…

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Music + Grief

When an important person in our life dies, there are songs that can hit us like a ton of bricks. Songs that can make us weep openly, and songs that can make us smile fondly. Music has a funny way of bringing us back to a particular time and place, sparking a memory stronger than…

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Meet Madison

Meet Madison! She is a senior undergraduate at Miami University, majoring in Interactive Media Studies and Entrepreneurship, and is now our Events and PR Intern. Hi Y’all! This year I’ve been moving all over the country- starting from leaving my home town in Cincinnati to go spend the semester in San Francisco. When I was…

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Choose a Hero

It’s hard to ignore Father’s Day coming up on June 16th. Fathers everywhere will be celebrating their day and honored for their special role. But, how do we celebrate without fathers? You yearn to share the day and to celebrate, but instead you must carry on without him. You remember fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, or other…

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