Can you believe it is almost Spring? I love this time of year as the days get longer and our Tu Nidito kiddos have more daylight time outside on the playground during group nights. It is such a joy to watch them connect and hear their laughter as they find moments of joy and blossom in their new-found friendships.
Our programs are blossoming as well. For the first time in a very long time we have a waiting list for our Children to Children program. It is difficult to tell families that they need to wait to join a group. I am proud of our team for finding innovative ways to serve these families as they wait for an opening. Whether it is a phone call to check in or providing an activity that can be done at home, we are letting these families know that they are not grieving alone.
Our Grief Education and Response work is growing, with trainings facilitated for school districts, individual schools and the County School Superintendent’s team. Our response team has recently been deployed to three incidents. We are always ready to help in these situations and hope that our presence provides comfort and understanding.
We have seen increased need for one on one support for children with a serious medical condition. Our partnership with Banner Diamond Children’s Hospital has become stronger as we are now able to return to the hospital for patient visits. We will be providing support during clinics, in the coming months.
Tu Nidito is blossoming, and we want you to know we could not meet the needs of our grieving community without you, our partners, our donors, our volunteers and our families.
Enjoy this beautiful Tucson time of year.