In recent months or days you have been placed in a period of time in your life that caused you grief and sorrow in the loss of someone you loved.
The members of the Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County extend a hand to you and welcome you into our lives.
You are welcome to view the pages of this web site. We extend an invitation to join in our activities. We believe you will find comfort in the knowledge that everyone you meet in the coming months and years through our activities has experienced the same cloudy days but you can be reassured there are sunny days ahead.
After viewing these pages ask the office to send you one of our monthly newsletters. You will be glad you
Once again, we welcome you to review our web site, become a member and get involved. There are no fees or dues.
In a couple of weeks, it will have been a year that the office has been closed, and it has been a long year for all of us. Then the week after we closed, the leasing office closed the building so that only the tenants with a key and the alarm system passcode could get in. A limited number of us have continued to work in the office to handle the mail, monitor the email, check the answering machine, process any new members and handle the obituary mailings. Our treasurer, Nancy Stepp, works every week to handle the income, pay the
bills and pre- pare statements for the membership and the tax reporting agencies. Our newsletter editor, Mike Grissom, chairman of the newsletter committee, is in the office for several days each month compiling inputs and generating the newsletter so that it can be emailed and so that his committee can process the hard- copies and take them to the post office for mailing. In addition, our Vice President and Ways and Means Chairman, Ron Zembek, is in the office from time to time.
Speaking of newsletter inputs, in the past we relied on our greeters at events and fund raisers to notify us of what is going on with our members, i.e., illnesses and deaths, so that we can include those items in the newsletter. With everything being cancelled we no longer have that information available, so if you know of information that would be of interest to our members please communicate it to the office, preferably by email, so that we can pass it on.
I had my second COVID-19 injection, thanks to my daughter and son-in-law, but with the talk of mutations of the virus coming out of various places, I do not know exactly what that means, and I am not sure anyone else does at this time. As a result, I have not changed my routine. I only go out to the grocery store, the office, doctor appointments and an occasional meal with my family.
Thank you to the membership for your support in these trying times.
Clarence Briggs, President
WHO WE ARE
WPS of Tarrant County is a Grief Support Program for widowed persons of all ages. WPS of Tarrant County is a Tax Exempt Not-For-Profit organization funded by memorials, gifts and donations.
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 2 PM
DUE TO THE COVID-19:
We are closed and all activities cancelled until further notice, but we will be back." If you need to talk to someone call Margaret at 817-236-7967, Vicky at 817-295-9502 or Clarence at 817-313-2115; if there is no answer, leave a message.
Grief Support sessions are scheduled on a month-to-month basis. Attendance is currently limited to 8 participants. View the current schedule here.
Please view our newsletter activity flyers