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Winter Light – Making Memory Luminaries

“For thousands of years, people have held festivals of light. Some of these festivals help brighten winter. Others welcome spring. Lights are kindled to honor the dead and to celebrate birth. Throughout the year, lights shine on special days.” — Nancy Luenn, Celebrations [...]

2022-01-21T03:20:18+00:00January 21st, 2022|Resources, Rituals|

Creating a “Plate of Memory Food”

Holiday time, whatever you celebrate, is often one for decorating, planning get-togethers with friends and family, revisiting photos and traditions from the past, looking at special recipes, and making plans for that day. For many children, teens, and parents, this holiday season may [...]

2021-12-14T13:38:53+00:00December 14th, 2021|Holidays|

November is National Children & Teens’ Grief Awareness Month

National Children & Teens' Grief Awareness Month According to the 2021 Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) published by judi's house,  one child out of every 15 in Massachusetts will have a parent or sibling die before graduating from high school. As a culture, [...]

2021-11-22T15:41:56+00:00October 20th, 2021|News|

Grace Johnson Volunteer Appreciation Award

We are thrilled to share the announcement that The Children's Room "Miles & Memories" marathon team coaches were recently awarded the Grace Johnson Volunteer Appreciation Award. We submitted our recommendation to The Parmenter Foundation for the outstanding support and leadership that volunteers Crissy Straub [...]

2021-10-15T15:31:47+00:00October 12th, 2021|News, Volunteers|

School & Community-Based Services

The annual Child Bereavement Estimation Model, (CBEM), conducted by Denver-based research organization, Judi's House and the New York Life Foundation, estimates that 1 in 14 children in Massachusetts* will experience the death of a parent or a sibling by the age of 18. This means [...]

2021-09-28T14:51:33+00:00September 28th, 2021|Child Loss, News, Resources, Teens, Training|

Grieving on Father’s Day: What You Should Know and How You Can Help

Grieving on Father’s Day: What You Should Know and How You Can Help Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20st. Reminders seem to be everywhere—in the greeting card aisles at the store, activities that people do with their dads, and friends and family making plans [...]

2021-06-17T18:25:53+00:00June 17th, 2021|Holidays, News|