In spite of many outreach activities, financial support from the Schwartz family and the Warrensburg community, as well as referrals from school and community counselors, Bittersweet Place has not had sufficient requests for service to make up support groups since fall of 2016. Therefore, our Board of Directors has regretfully decided to dissolve the Bittersweet Place organization.

We appreciate the many hours our current and past volunteer facilitators and directors have worked to support children, teens and their families during their grief journeys. What a dedicated and empathetic group!

We would especially like to thank Rosalee Welling and Melva Andrew, our current directors, for their huge commitment to the Bittersweet Place for many, many years. These two women are an incredible inspiration to us all.

We realize, of course, that the need for grief support continues. We urge those grieving to seek help from other grief support groups in the Warrensburg area sponsored by our schools and churches. Professional counseling is also available within our community.

And to the families who have attended our support sessions, thank you for trusting us with your stories and your many emotions during your time of grief. We know your grief is on-going, but it is our sincere hope that you continue to develop the skills necessary to not only cope with your loss, but also to thrive with your loving memories.