“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
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
Valerie’s House celebrated a major milestone — the opening of a new location in Collier County. Naples Daily News shares what Valerie's House has to offer to families suffering from grief in the area. Check out the full story!
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Angela Melvin lost her mother at 10 and is on a mission to help grieving children work through their pain.
Read on learn how Angela’s childhood loss and longing for support inspired a her to create a place for children to grieve and learn that loss doesn’t have to limit their dreams. Read more