Calm Waters Center for Children and Families Hosts Hugs for the Holidays in Partnership with Dignity Memorial Funeral Home

Calm Waters Center for Children and Families will host Hugs for the Holidays, a free event focused on helping families cope with the death of a loved one during the holiday season. Calm Waters provides free grief support services for children and families on their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss.

Hugs for the Holidays is a free community event being held December 13 at Baggerly Funeral, a Dignity Memorial provider, located at 930 S. Broadway in Edmond, Oklahoma.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with Matthew Boydstun of Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes for this year’s Hugs for the Holidays event,” said Erin Engelke, Calm Waters’ Executive Director. “Because of their generosity, we are able to serve over 100 grieving families through this program; the impact this sponsorship has made is enormous and will definitely leave a lasting impression on our community.”

Families will be led through a Holiday focused grief curriculum providing tools and techniques to cope with a loss during a time of the year that is usually filled with joy.

The holidays are a daunting time for those on their grief journey,” said Misty Gillespie, Calm Waters’ Program Director. “Hugs for the Holidays allows families to come together to learn new ways to celebrate the holidays while also honoring past traditions.”

For more information or to register for the event, please visit the Calm Waters’ website at