Valerie's House for Grieving Families Announces New Program Director

Valerie's House is a safe, comfortable place for children and families to share grief and heal together following the death of a close family member
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Danielle Visone, Program Director, Valerie's House for Grieving Families
Danielle Visone, Program Director, Valerie's House for Grieving Families
 
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - June 2, 2016 - PRLog -- Valerie's House for Grieving Families, a new nonprofit organization devoted to helping children and families process grief following the loss of a loved one, has hired Danielle Visone as its Program Director. Visone holds a Master in Social Work (MSW) from Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU) College of Health Professions and Social Work as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

As Program Director for Valerie's House, Visone plans grief activities for children and their parents, recruits and trains facilitators and volunteers, enrolls children, and ensures support services are meeting the needs of grieving families. She also makes presentations to schools and other organizations about grief and is forming valuable partnerships in the community.

Valerie's House was founded in 2015 by Angela Melvin, whose mother, Valerie Melvin, a 31-year old nurse and mother of two daughters, was killed in a car accident in Fort Myers in 1987. Valerie's House is a safe, comfortable place for children and families to share grief and heal together following the death of a close family member. The organization is currently serving 62 children and their caregivers from Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties and is located in a cozy house at 1618 Avalon Place in the historic Dean Park community of downtown Fort Myers. Future locations are opening in both Naples and Cape Coral in the Fall of 2016.

To learn more about how to become involved or help someone experiencing grief, go to www.valerieshouseswfl.org/  and submit a contact form.  Those interested can also call 239-841-9186 or email danielle@valerieshouseswfl.org.

Valerie's House is fully supported through donations from the community that can be made online at www.valerieshouseswfl.org or by mail to Valerie's House, Inc., PO Box 1955, Fort Myers, FL 33902.

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