Program

Honoring Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, many of us experience new emotions of grief as we remember our loved ones. Memories of holidays past and wishes for what could have been, make it difficult to feel the “holiday spirit” that the world around us tells us to have. We have written many posts about these emotions here…

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PreK and Young Adults – Spring 2019

Pre-K Program Every fall and spring we welcome a new group of 31/2 to 5-year-olds into our PreK Group. This group meets for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 12-1:00 pm to play, make crafts, talk about their grief and memories of loved ones. Preschoolers who have experienced the death of a loved one are welcome to join at no…

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A Camp Weekend to Remember

The WARM Place was excited to host its first family camping experience, Camp Remember Me, over the first weekend of November at Camp El Tesoro in Granbury, TX. Camp Remember Me was created to provide an opportunity for WARM Place families to grow together in their grief journey. This fun camping experience was packed to…

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Out of approximately 312 families currently in our program, 54 families attend The WARM Place due to the loss of a loved one by suicide. In other words, one in every five families at The WARM Place are impacted by suicide. That is a staggering number. The numbers highlight the responsibility The WARM Place has…

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Grief Awareness Day – August 30

  National Grief Awareness Day was started in 2014 by Angie Cartwright with the intention of letting everyone know it’s okay to grieve. It is a day for us to acknowledge that grief affects us all. We recognize that there is no “right” or “correct” way to grieve.  Each person heals differently from a loss.…

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That Time of Year Again

A time most parents get excited about and most children cringe — back-to-school marks the end of relaxed schedules, sleeping in, and summer vacations. Preparing for going back to school is a whirlwind of activity. Everyone is examining their checklist: New clothes Backpack School supplies Lunchbox Carpool/bus schedule Back-to-school for a grieving child is more…

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PreK and Young Adults – Fall 2018

Pre-K Program Every fall and spring we welcome a new group of 31/2 to 5-year-olds into our PreK Group. This group meets for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 12-1:00 pm to play, make crafts, talk about  their grief and memories of loved ones. Preschoolers who have experienced the death of a loved one are welcome…

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A Community of Support – NAGC Symposium 2018

Several WARM Place staff members recently had the opportunity to attend the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) Symposium, which was held in San Antonio, Texas, during the last week of June. The symposium is held every year to allow children’s grief agencies to come together and exchange knowledge, ideas and best practices for providing…

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8 Tips for Surviving Summer

The idea of summer usually brings pictures of sunshine, vacations, and fun, but for those who are grieving, summer can feel different and even depressing. Many families have shared with us here at The WARM Place that summer seems to intensify their grief. The activities they used to look forward to now have an element…

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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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