Press Releases

2022

August 10: Calm Waters to Host Breakfast Benefitting Children and Families In Grief

July 28: Calm Waters Hosts Ripples of Hope Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

July 20: Calm Waters Center for Children for and Families Announces Three New Board Members

June 15: Calm Waters offers ‘Grief Support Workshop’ for those in grief and their support people

June 14: Calm Waters to host Resilience Art Show, free gallery event featuring local artists’ representations of hope after loss

May 25: Calm Waters to host 3-day art camp for children in grief

May 16: Calm Waters to host Resilience Art Show, featuring local artists depicting hope after loss

March 22: Calm Waters Center for Children and Families Announces 8th Annual Under the Big Top Event

March 7: Calm Waters Receives $20,000 grant from Oklahoma City Community Foundation

February 10: Calm Waters Offering Pregnancy Loss and Infertility Grief Support Group

February 8: Calm Waters Presents “Grief in the Black Community” Webinar for Mental Health Professionals in Recognition of Black History Month

January 19 – Calm Waters Center for Children and Families Announces Two New Board Members

February 8 – Calm Waters Presents “Grief in the Black Community” Webinar for Mental Health Professionals in Recognition of Black History Month

2021

December 6 – Calm Waters Grief & Divorce/Separation Support Groups Begin Jan. 24, Welcoming Families Suffering from Grief After the Holidays

August 26 – Calm Waters Now Offering Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Classes

August 3 – Calm Waters’ Grief & Divorce/Separation Support Groups begin August 16, Currently Accepting Families

July 14 – Calm Waters to host inaugural art show, featuring local artists depicting hope after loss

June 16 – Calm Waters to host 3-day art camp for children in grief

June 9 – Calm Waters to host FREE, in-person Summer Grief Workshop for the whole family on June 29

April 8 – Calm Waters Board President’s grief journey now provides hope for others through the first Wall of Hope donation

March 8 – Calm Waters receives $20,000 grant from Oklahoma City Community Foundation

February 2 – Calm Waters Offers “Couples and Cabin Fever” a Virtual Workshop on Feb. 18

January 19 – Calm Waters Moves to New Location in Midtown In Response to Demand for Grief Services, Virtual Ribbon Cutting Event Friday

2020

November 2 – Calm Waters Offers ‘Coping with Grief Through the Holidays’ Online Workshop for Grieving Families

October 26 – To meet the demand for Services, Calm Waters moves operations to Midtown

September 22 – Calm Waters Offers Free Virtual Parent Workshop to Fight Family Burnout During the Pandemic

September 18 – Calm Waters Receives $2,500 First-time Gift from Primrose School of NW Oklahoma City

August 4 – Calm Waters is Hiring a Full-time Contract Therapist

July 28 – Calm Waters Turns Second Annual Ripples of Hope Benefit Breakfast into Virtual Event

June 29 – Calm Waters to Host Second Annual Ripples of Hope Benefit Breakfast on August 25

June 11 – Calm Waters’ Virtual Student Support Groups Begin June 22, Currently Accepting Pre-K – 12 Students

June 5 – Calm Waters Continues Virtual Student Support Groups Despite the Pandemic and School Closures

April 21 – Calm Waters Launches New “Coping With COVID” Support Group

April 17 – OKC’s Grief Support Center Offers FREE Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

April 15 – Calm Waters Moves Parenting Classes Online Due to Evolving COVID-19 Health Crisis

March 27 – Calm Waters Hosts FREE Online Workshop to Address Grief and Loss During the Covid-19 Pandemic

March 25 – Calm Waters Program and Operational Changes in the Midst of Covid-19

January 28 – Calm Waters Annnounces 7th Annual Under The Big Top Fundraiser, March 6

2019

October 24 – Calm Waters Hosts FREE Winter Grief Workshop in Yukon

October 15 – Five Local Foundations and Businesses Donate $28,350 to Calm Waters

October 3 – Calm Waters Reports First Ever Wait List for Divorce Support, Volunteers Needed

August 7 – Calm Waters Now Accepting Applications for Support Group Facilitators

July 26 – Calm Waters Accepting Applications for Development & Communication Interns

July 25 – Calm Waters Awarded Three Grants Totaling $104,000

July 2 – Calm Waters is Hiring a Programs Director

July 1 – Calm Waters to Host Free Art Camp For Grieving Children

May 28 – Calm Waters Hosts Free Summer Grief Workshop in Edmond

May 17 – Calm Waters Hosts Inaugural Ripples of Hope Benefit Breakfast

March 6 – Calm Waters Launches Charlotte Lankard Giving Society

February 13 – Calm Waters Announces Sixth Annual Under the Big Top Event

 

 

2018

December 5 – Calm Waters Hosts Hugs for the Holidays in Partnership with Dignity Memorial Funeral Home

November 7 – Calm Waters Center Raises Awareness of Childhood Grief Awareness Day on November 15

August 6 – Erin Engelke Named Executive Director of Calm Waters Center for Children and Families

September 21 – Calm Waters Names New Slate of Officers and Board Members

March 8 – Under the Big Top Honorary Co-Chairs and Emcee Announced

 

2017

November 27 – Survivor Selects Calm Waters as Beneficiary of New Meljourne Women’s Line

July 12 – Calm Waters Hosts 25th Anniversary Open House