How to Refer a Family
Children who are referred to The WARM Place may have experienced the death loss of:
- A parent
- A sibling
- A grandparent
- An aunt, uncle, cousin, or other relative
- A close friend
- A classmate
When referring a family to The WARM Place it is helpful to know the process of what a family needs to do to start attending groups at The WARM Place. See the simple 3-step process below and find a link to download our brochure which can be helpful to pass along to a family that may be interested in our services.
Call The WARM Place
The legal guardian of the child/children must contact The WARM Place to schedule an intake appointment.
When should I call?
- Call us anytime after the death loss to schedule an intake/interview appointment at 817-870-2272.
- Families can call anytime during office hours (Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) if they need to talk to someone.
Attend Intake Appointment
The intake/interview is during the day and lasts about 1-1/2 to 2 hours. All family members including children and legal guardian(s) must be present at the intake.
What happens at the intake appointment?
- The family can share their death loss experience.
- The tour of the facility alleviates possible fears of coming to The WARM Place.
- The intake is conducted by a counselor. Time is spent with adult(s) and children separately.
- The family is assigned a group night based on who has died in the child’s life.
Start Attending Group
The support groups offered at The WARM Place are for parent loss (including step-parent), sibling loss (biological or step-sibling, and grandparent loss (including extended family members, friends, or any other significant death loss.) The guardian(s) must attend with the children.
What do I need to know about group nights?
- Groups meet every other week (with the exception of special programs.)
- Families attend groups as long as they feel the need for support.
- Special programs include groups for Young Adults, ages 19 to 25 and groups for preschoolers, ages 3-1/2 to 5.
- Groups are led by facilitators who have had extensive training in the grief process and group dynamics.The WARM Place services are at no charge to the families.