September 2016 Newsletter
Our Annual Memories Walk:
Why We Walk
Click the photo to read inspiring stories from families who walk with us to support TCR 

Our 13th Annual Memories Walk is THREE WEEKS away.  Sign up today to be a part of TCR's biggest community event!

Sunday, October 23rd
10:30 am beginning at Arlington Town Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Becca at   or 781-641-4741 x334. We look forward to walking together on October 23!

Tufts University
Visits TCR

Tufts University Class Visit to TCR, July 2016

"Something that I remember so poignantly about The Children's Room space was not only being included and feeling a part of the space, but just the feelings of welcome and acceptance and openness created not only by the space itself but by the people within it."  

~ Tufts University Student Reflection

Therapeutic Space
at The Children's Room

What makes a space therapeutic? How do we create a safe space? Is it the lighting, the colors, the furniture placement, the art on the walls, or is it what we bring to the space? Have you ever wondered why you "feel" more comfortable in certain environments? 

"I love architecture, and my wife is a specialist in clearing the energy of spaces.  So between the two of us, we tune in, feel space, and talk about it a lot.  So i have been delighted, in the many times I have visited, and worked in, the Children's Room spaces, to feel how vibrant, clear, and bright the energy feels in the rooms.  Not the decor - but the feeling of the space.  Many of us imagine grief being heavy and dark.  Yet my experience of the spaces at the Children's Room is the opposite - clear, light, and open.  It speaks volume to the healing that takes place in these rooms, and the care and consciousness that the staff bring to what they do."  ~ Jay W. Voyt, Founder, Peoplesworth Way 

"Creating a warm, inviting, grounded space begins with a trust of the space itself...  a "felt sense" for the energy in the space..."Therapeutic Space Planning" is based on valuing and respecting the environment, being aware of the purpose of the space, and then with intention, supporting it to it's full turn the space reflects back the feeling of purpose, care and relationship it offers to those of us using and experiencing it." Laurie Moskowitz-Corrois, LMHC, Associate Program Director - Family & Expressive Arts,
The Children's Room

A Special Welcome 
to our 2016-17 Interns

Our 2016-17 interns

As another school year begins, TCR once again welcomes a talented new group of undergraduate and graduate Interns. 

We are so pleased and proud to welcome (back row, left to right) Kirstie MacEwen, Ben Warren, Kimberly Hula, Christina Regal, Kelly Brennan, Gopi Shah, and (front row, left to right) Danielle Niakaros and Christine Kaveski to the TCR community!

Garden Days at TCR:
Thank you, New York Life!

Thank you so much to the volunteers from New York Life who recently came to help us tend to our garden!

We have one more Garden Day left this season:  Wednesday, October 19

Please contact if you or your group would like to join us.

Garden volunteers from New York Life

TCR Teen Program event
at BU Men's Hockey
Educational Workshop
Parenting While Grieving Begins October 26th
Community Tours
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Stay in touch with TCR!
Join our 2017 Miles and Memories
Boston Marathon Team

Cat Steckbeck ran as a member of our 2016 Boston Marathon team. She ran
in memory of her mother
Thanks to the generosity of the 
John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program , TCR has 6 bibs for the 2017  Boston Marathon

We are looking for 6 energetic, committed individuals to run and fundraise to support TCR. Runners receive ongoing support from The Children's Room in reaching their fundraising goals. 

Please  download an application TODAY if you're interested in running and in playing a crucial role in raising much-needed funds to support TCR's services for grieving children, teens, and families!

Applications are due October 28, 2016, by 5 pm.

Our Heartfelt Thanks

Warm thanks to Foundation for Metrowest Youth in Philanthropy Summer Institute for Youth Leadership Program! We are grateful that their grant of $2,500 will help support a high school bereavement support group this year. 

The Children's Room has partnered with Donate for Charity to make it fast and easy to donate your old vehicle to TCR. Your vehicle will be picked up - free of charge! - from anywhere and TCR will receive a donation in the amount of the vehicle's value.
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