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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Be a part of something BIG!

The countdown is on for North Texas Giving Day 2017!  You’ve probably seen plenty of publicity by now, but it’s for good reason—this is a BIG DEAL!  Just look at the growth of this fundraiser over the years! Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day has generated $156 million for over 2,500 local nonprofits in the…

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Suicide Awareness also means supporting those left behind

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and you might notice social media posts about prevention with links to the National Suicide Hotline. At The WARM Place we have almost 100 people currently in our program who are grieving the suicide death of a loved one. That’s a significant number and, sadly, we see the number…

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National Grief Awareness Day 2017

In honor of National Grief Awareness Day, we wanted to bring attention to the importance of what we say to grieving children, family members, friends, and students. Many times, the statements we make to grieving children and teens are designed to make us feel better, not them. For example, it is not helpful to tell…

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Going Back to School with Confidence after a Death Loss

The start of EVERY new school year is such a significant time for children and teens. They don’t typically look back at their childhood or teen years and say, “In 2017…this happened.” Instead, they are more likely to say, “When I was in the 6th grade…” It’s no wonder that children and teens look toward…

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Activity Spotlight: The Worry Monster

This summer, The WARM Place was invaded by our newest friend, our very own Worry Monster! The Worry Monster is brought into our groups to help the children identify their worries and fears. Children write or draw their worries on slips of paper. Then they “feed” them to the Worry Monster! Some children say the…

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WARM Place Wednesday Donor Spotlight…Dr. Matt Carroll

We are so honored to have donors with such passion and dedication for the children in our Grief Support Program! Today we highlight Dr. Matthew Carroll – both a loyal WARM Place donor and volunteer group facilitator. It’s people like him who make The WARM Place mission possible! How did you learn about The WARM…

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Navigating Grief as a Young Adult

As the director of the Young Adult group at The WARM Place, I share a special kinship with the 19-25 year-olds grieving the loss of a loved one. I was 22 when my brother died. I remember vividly the day that my younger brother called me and asked me to come home as soon as…

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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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The Return of Pre-K Group this Fall

The halls at The WARM Place will soon be filled with our littlest grieving hearts. Our Fall Pre-K Grief Support Group starts on September 13th. If you have a grieving child between the ages of 3 ½ to 5, this group may be what you are looking for! We are so excited that this session…

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