Teen Performance Troupe Delivers Memorable Performance

Members of the 2012 Teen Performance Troupe took to the stage for their last time this year on Friday, June 8th at Belmont Hill School’s Kraft Theatre.

2012 Teen Performance Troupe

The Teen Performance Troupe is a unique piece of TCR programming. Each year teens from TCR join together to create their own original show about grief and loss in their lives. Over the years the Troupe has performed for a variety of audiences, including schools, children’s centers, doctors, nurses, and the general community. You can read more about the Teen Performance Troupe and our alumni teens by clicking here.

If you have questions about our Teen Performance Troupe – or would like them to perform in your community next season – find out more by emailing info@childrensroom.org.

DeVito Family and TCR Present Educational Workshop

The DeVito Family
The Children’s Room

Invite you to…
How Parents Can Help Children
Cope with Grief and Loss

Language, Tools and Strategies

Thursday May 10, 2012 • 6:30 P.M.
Arlington Town Hall
700 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington

This educational workshop is open to anyone who would like to better understand their child’s grief. The prior loss of a loved one is not required.

There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will be served. The parking lot behind town hall
(on Academy St.) will be available for your convenience. 

Please RSVP: director@devitofuneralhomes.com or (781) 643-5610

yellow house

This workshop will be presented by Deborah Rivlin, Director of Education & Training at The Children’s Room. She has over 30 years experience helping grieving children, teens and families. Deborah was an integral part of Boston Medical Center’s Good Grief program from 1988 until 2008 providing in-service trainings and crisis intervention. Deborah developed and served as the director of The CIRCLE, a comprehensive family bereavement support program for 10 years, including support programs for children and adults who had a loved one die on 9/11/01.

Click here to download a pdf flyer for this workshop.

Annual Circle of Hope Breakfast
An inspiring and lovely morning

An amazing turn-out for our Circle of Hope Breakfast on May 3rd!

We are so glad if you were able to join us at our annual breakfast. It was wonderful to share this year’s inspiring program with so many

 "See the Sun" performed by Alex and Nick

"See the Sun" performed by Alex and Nick

Courtney's inspiring testimony

Courtney's inspiring testimony

caring friends of The Children’s Room! The enormous outpouring of support will clearly make a difference in the lives of grieving children and families this year. As we grow, we envision adding family support groups, starting more school-based groups, and expanding our educational outreach. If you were not able to attend the breakfast this year, but would like contribute, you can make a secure, online donation here. We hope you’ll join us next year!

We are deeply appreciative of the support of our community, enabling The Children’s Room to continue to offer vital and life-changing services to grieving families.

Cocktail Reception & Appreciation Night

Festive food and drinks added to the night's success

Festive food and drinks added to the night's success

Richard and Lisa Greene hosted a very special cocktail reception at their home, to appreciate members of our Circle of Hope Giving Community. Many TCR supporters gathered together at this memorable event, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Centerpoint Advisors, The Betsy Hotel, and the Plutzik Goldwasser Family Foundation.

TCR and Centerpoint leaders:  Richard Greene, Donna Sharff, Michael Gilligan, Jennifer Wolfsberg, and John Wolfsberg

TCR and Centerpoint leaders: Richard Greene, Donna Smith Sharff, Michael Gilligan, Jennifer Wolfsberg, and John Wolfsberg

Everyone listened to a beautiful talk by Courtney Silva, whose father died when she was age six. Courtney is now 25 and she spoke of being honored and excited to work in our Sunday group at TCR, supporting six- and seven-year-old children who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Having once been supported by The Children’s Room, she now gives back to families at TCR as a program volunteer.

Richard & Lisa Greene announce the raffle winner

Richard & Lisa Greene announce the raffle winner

An exciting moment of the evening came when names were drawn for the raffle – two lucky guests won a gift certificate for a wonderful trip to The Betsy Hotel in Florida! Philanthropy programs at the Betsy in Southbeach make this beachfront hotel a model of community partnership.  We appreciate The Betsy’s commitment to good works and the generous trip they donated to The Children’s Room.

The event marked the gathering of our many generous Circle of Hope donors. Great food and camaraderie made it a night to remember.

Marathon Kickoff Reception


What inspires someone to run in the Boston Marathon?

We had a great evening in January during our Marathon Kickoff Reception, hearing from this year’s runners: Courtney & Jill (pictured left), Anne, Deana, and Chris. Friends and supporters came to meet our runners and hear about what inspired them to participate in the Marathon in support of children and families at TCR. Click here to learn more about the marathon runners.