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Micki Burns New CEO of Judi's House/ JAG Institute

Meet Dr. Micki Burns

June 4, 2024

We spoke with our new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Micki Burns, to learn more about her hopes for the organization and passion for our work. We are thrilled to announce our new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Micki Burns. Micki has led the Judi’s House/JAG Institute clinical team for more than 11 years and exemplifies our… Read More

Alexis Kilgore We are all connected

Alexis Kilgore on our Remarkable Volunteers

May 2, 2024

We spoke with our Volunteer and Development Coordinator Alexis Kilgore on the importance of volunteering your time and talent. Alexis Kilgore works as our Volunteer and Development Coordinator. In her work here, she has been instrumental in growing our Volunteer Program into a robust community resource. From restructuring our Nourishment Program to breathing new life… Read More

Lyla Yaner

March Highlight: Lyla Yaner

March 26, 2024

Bilingual Grief Counselor Lyla Yaner tells us about how she came to work in her dream role at Judi’s House. In honor of March being Women’s History Month and National Social Worker Month, we are celebrating our social workers who make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve at Judi’s… Read More

Ashley Shepard

March Highlight: Ashley Shepard

March 25, 2024

Ashley Shepard, our Grief Care Coordinator talks about her journey working in the field of grief. Read More

Chelsea Ernst

March Highlight: Chelsea Ernst

March 19, 2024

Chelsea Ernst, a Bilingual Grief Counselor talks to us about the immensely fulfilling and impactful work of walking beside children experiencing grief. In honor of March being Women’s History Month and National Social Worker Month, we are celebrating our social workers who make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve… Read More

Angel Shabazz

Angel Shabazz on Turning Pain into Purpose

March 12, 2024

In an interview with Angel Shabazz, we discuss the wisdom she has gleaned providing critical, culturally responsive grief support to mother’s grappling with the death of their child. When Angel Shabazz’s son, Davarie Jahlon Armstrong, was tragically shot and killed in 2020, she recognized a desperate need for a space where mothers could openly express… Read More

Emily Napier

March Highlight: Emily Napier

March 11, 2024

Learn more about the work our Assistant Director of Community-based Care, Emily, does to reach families and facilitate hope and healing. In honor of March being Women’s History Month and National Social Worker Month, we are celebrating our social workers who make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve at… Read More

March Highlight: Zuton Lucero-Mills

March 4, 2024

From Judi’s House Client to In-house Grief Counselor, read more about Zuton and the incredible work she does at Judi’s House. In honor of March being Women’s History Month and National Social Worker Month, we are celebrating our social workers who make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve at… Read More

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Shay Jacobs on Why We Need for Safe, Compassionate, and Culturally Responsive Places to Grieve

February 15, 2024

In an interview with Shay Jacobs, we discuss the transformative impact of culturally responsive grief care – its potential to bridge gaps, build understanding, and provide meaningful support to individuals and communities in times of loss. Read More

We Are All Connected: Emma Pickett

December 18, 2023

Emma first learned about Judi’s House in earlier this spring, when a similar organization her foundation has been involved with, Valarie’s House, made an introduction. After touring our home and learning more about Judi’s House/JAG Institute’s mission and vision, Emma knew she wanted to get involved with our organization and join the Judi’s House community. Read More

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