Calm Waters August 2019 Newsletter
New Programs Director | Heather Warfield, LMFT
Introducing Calm Waters' new Programs Director, Heather K. Warfield, LMFT. Heather joined the team on August 12 and is responsible for Calm Waters’ center and school grief support groups, the center's divorce support groups, the in-house clinic for individual counseling and outreach programs, such as workplace crisis intervention, grief theory training and community grief workshops. Her past experience includes Sunbeam Family Services, private practice and Public Strategies. Heather is an alumni of  Mizzou  and  Oklahoma State University , has the most adorable goldendoodle in town named Russell, enjoys Koda Crossfit and discovering new craft brews. Welcome Heather!
Back to School with Calm Waters Support Groups
Calm Waters Support Groups
Calm Waters supports children, Adults and families in their grief journey due to death divorce or other significant loss through FREE support groups offered at our center. Here are some of the highlights from our groups, which began August 19:
  • 58 children and adults began Monday evening Grief support groups.
  • 31 children and adults began Thursday evening Divorce support groups.
  • 25 trained support group facilitators volunteer to lead grief & divorce groups.
  • Adults, children and families in grief can join our support groups any time by registering online.

Support Groups in Metro Area Schools
This September, Calm Waters' trained facilitators will begin student support groups for those students, kindergarten through high school, dealing with death, divorce, foster care/adoption, deployment, deportation or incarceration for 60+ OKC metro area schools.

We provide FREE training for parents, grandparents, teachers and counselors who would like to become a support group facilitator for their own school. To learn more, email Jordan Park, assistant programs director.
Calm Waters Staff News | Jordan Park, LMFT-C
Jordan Park, LMFT-C, Calm Waters' assistant program director, has been accepted into the National Alliance for Grieving Childrens' Building Resources Workgroup. This nationwide group of 11 thought leaders from seven states meet weekly to collaborate and develop curriculum, tool kits and hands-on activities that will be published and available to help grief centers nationwide serve grieving children. Congrats Jordan!
Under The Big Top | March 6, 2020
You are invited to become an early-bird sponsor of our 7th annual Under The Big Top fundraiser on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the OKC Farmers Public Market. Some organizations have galas, we have a CARNIVAL!

This one-of-a-kind event includes your favorite carnival experiences such as Plinko, Balloon Pop, Hole-in-One, a Punch Wall and Deck of Cards, as well as a live magician, aerialists, stilt-people, a wine pull, a jewelry draw and a live and silent auction. Each game is $10 to $20 to play and game prizes are $10 to $100 gift cards to your favorite OKC businesses. Game cards are available for purchase to play the carnival games, with a 1 in 3 chance to win. Event dress is cocktail and snappy casual!
Calm Waters Welcomes 4 New Board Members
Calm Waters, a 501c3 nonprofit, is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are responsible for steering the organization toward a sustainable future and oversee the center's activities.
Join us in welcoming our newest board members:
  1. Catherine Divis, Public Relations for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  2. James Bost, Business Development for Phase 2 Online
  3. Travis Hartfield, Qadosh Life coach, consultant and professor at Oklahoma State University
  4. Austin Parker, JC Penney Leadership Program Board Fellow, Senior at the University of Oklahoma, pursuing a degree in a degree in Finance, and Entrepreneurship & Venture Management. (not pictured)
Catherine Divis
James Bost
Travis Hartfield
Everyday Ways to Support Calm Waters
Each Monday night, Musashi's , Sushi Neko and The Lobby Cafe & Bar , will donate 10% of the evening's sales to Calm Waters. Just select "Calm Waters" when signing the check!
Participating in a United Way campaign at work? Consider designating your gift to Calm Waters, (code is 7050).
Hall's Pizza Social Media Contest | Vote for Calm Waters!
This Sunday, Sept. 1, vote for Calm Waters to be a Hall's "People Forever" recipient by interacting with their Instagram and Facebook stories. If we win Sunday's vote, Hall's Pizza will donate 10% of a future Wednesday evening's profits to our mission!
Planning Your Legacy| Calm Waters
We would be deeply honored if you would remember Calm Waters in your will. For more information, please email Erin Engelke, Calm Waters Executive Director.
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families | 405-841-4800 |