Valerie’s House will celebrate its expansion into Collier County with the opening of a new home dedicated to helping grieving children heal after the loss of a loved one. The community is invited to see Valerie’s House’s new healing space at two celebrations to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11 at 819 Myrtle Terrace in Naples.Read More
Barbara Del Castillo, 16, decided to bring some light and joy to children who are coping with the loss of a loved one by painting murals in the support rooms that will be used to comfort grieving children at Valerie’s House’s newest home in Naples.Read More
Valerie’s House will hold its annual signature event, Sunset Soirée, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit its programs helping grieving children heal after the loss of a loved one.Read More
Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) grant will support Valerie’s House expansion of its Collier County-based support groups for grieving children and the addition of a new location in Naples.Read More
Valerie’s House, a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping children and families work through grief following the death of a loved one, announced today New York Life has awarded the organization a $20,000 Community Impact Grant.Read More
Valerie’s House launches two first-time scholarships for children in its grief support program. The scholarships are being offered in partnership with the Uncommon Friends Foundation’s scholarship program.Read More
Valerie’s House and its founder and CEO Angela Melvin will host National Alliance for Grieving Children Founding CEO, Andy McNiel, to speak in Southwest Florida in honor of National Children’s Grief Awareness Day.Read More
“Displaying courage well beyond their years, 20 teens sat in a circle, sharing their stories of deep loss. Each one of them had experienced the death of a parent, a sibling, a grandparent. They were open, honest.”Read More
Valerie’s House announces a the Opioid Family Grief Support Group for children and families who have had a family member die due to the growing opioid crisis in Southwest Florida. The 12-session program starts April 29.Read More
Sharing grief, providing comfort and coping with loss are important to the children and families who come to the Fowler Street home that now serves as Valerie's House. Since 2016, the small, Southwest Florida nonprofit has offered support to grieving children and families…Read More
WINK TV's Channing Frampton spoke to Valerie's House founder, Angela Melvin, about grief and loss following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida on February 14.
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If you know a child grieving the loss of a parent or sibling, contact Valerie's House for more information about our group support programs.
How does a child begin to cope, to heal, to see a future after losing a parent? Jessica came to Valerie's House two years ago, after her mother died. Now she mentors other children and shares her story of grief and hope.Read More
One in four children in Valerie's House grief support groups have lost a parent or sibling to drugs. WINK TV visited Valerie's House to meet our families and learn their stories of grief and hope.Read More
More than 200 representatives from the community attended Valerie’s House inaugural National Children’s Grief Awareness Day event November 16. Keynote speaker, Andy McNiel, and a panel of area high school students shared their insights on grieving.Read More