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Cook Children's Employees Celebrate The WARM Place Groundbreaking


We are so grateful to work with caring individuals who devote their time to supporting the health and needs of others! 

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warm place groundbreakingCook Children’s employees Christi Thornhill and Kim Brown are not only dedicated to caring for our patients, but also the greater community. They both serve on the board of directors for The WARM Place in Fort Worth, with Christi being the President of the board. 

The WARM Place is a non-profit that provides grief support services at no charge for children and young adults who have lost a loved one. The organization provides a safe environment for children to express feelings and emotions as well as the opportunity to meet with children and families who are experiencing circumstances like their own. Families are never charged a fee for services and there are no geographical limitations or time limits – families are welcome to participate as long as the children are receiving benefits from the program.  

This week, Christi and Kim celebrated the groundbreaking of the 3,400 square foot expansion of The WARM Place facility. The new addition will allow the organization to host 32 additional groups and serve an estimated 200 additional families. 

The expansion will include the following features:

  • Four additional group rooms to host peer support groups
  • Expanded dining room to accommodate group night potluck meals and family activities throughout the year
  • Large multi-purpose room to host family night event activities and training, equipped with A/V
  • New work areas for program staff and additional private offices
  • Expanded parking area for volunteers and staff

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