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Grit, Growth, & Grace: For Widowed People

Grit, Growth, and Grace - A Series for Widowed People

The NFFF introduced a series of virtual workshops, by Michele Neff Hernandez, designed to build community among Fire Hero Family members who have been widowed. Although the series ended in February 2021, the workshops were so well received, we wanted to share this special Grit, Growth, & Grace playlist and related journaling activities with all of those who are coping with grief and loss.

A Season of Gratitude

A Season of Gratitude

As most enter November and December with our minds on the holidays. We reflect on the year and consider our individual and collective blessings. For Fire Hero Families, the holidays don’t stop, but we try to reconcile our loss as the world around them shouts “joy,” “peace” and “love.” As with everything, the path varies for each individual. But to a person, despite overwhelming loss, there is, nonetheless, a sense of gratitude and blessing.

Crisis Intervention Information

Crisis Intervention

It is important, especially right now while everyone is under a considerable amount of extra stress, to know how to access crisis intervention, should you need immediate help. Just like calling 911 for a medical emergency, there is good help available for psychological and emotional crisis points.

Finding Family

Lisa Hampton

During this hard time of uncertainty, it is heartbreaking that we will not be able to be together in person. But Lisa Hampton finds comfort in knowing that her NFFF family is there for her if she needs someone to talk to, laugh with, cry, or just listen, there is always someone there.


Tanisha Hall

Tanisha Hall says that gratitude is one of the most essential components to receiving blessings and shifting our perspective on life. She challenges us intentionally write down/post what you are grateful for, no matter how big or small for the for the next 30 days including #30DaysofGratitude.

Gratitude Growing from Grief and Loss

Sylvia Kratzke and Heather DePaolo-Johnny

As you work through your grief and begin to resume your everyday life, the absurdity of the petty squabbling world around you becomes glaringly apparent. What is truly important becomes crystal clear. And that feeling stays with you as you continue your journey through grief, day by day, moving forward to new life, your first reason to be grateful.