Tucson-based Tu Nidito gets $15,000 grant

Tucson-based Tu Nidito gets $15,000 grant
Photo from left to right: Tu Nidito Board Member Nancy Kinerk, Treasurer Nicole Maneval, Development Director Becky Slade, Program Director Linda Hardy, and Executive Director of Family Housing Resources Meghan Heddings. (None)

TUCSON, AZ - Family Housing Resources on Monday, Dec. 10 awarded $15,000 to Tu Nidito, a Tucson-based organization that provides comfort, hope and support to southern Arizona children and families impacted by the diagnosis of a serious illness or the death of a loved one.

The grant will help fund ongoing support groups, one-on-one support and grief intervention programs all aimed at providing a safe peer-to-peer environment where children and their families can safely heal. “Family Housing Resources enthusiastically supports the compassion and tangible support provided by Tu Nidito on behalf grieving children and families in Southern Arizona,” said FHR Board Member Steven Russo. “Our organization shares Tu Nidito’s belief that no child should ever grieve alone.”

Since its inception 24 years ago, Tu Nidito has grown to support more than 800 children from 350 families, each year.

The organization is led by experienced nonprofit professionals and is connected to a network of physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, child-life specialists, counselors and therapists.

“Grieving at a young age can be extremely scary for children and hard on parents,” said Tu Nidito Program Director Linda Hardy. “We are so grateful for the support of Family Housing Resources because it empowers our organization to help children make sense of very difficult situations within a caring environment.”

About Tu Nidito

Founded 24 years ago, Tu Niditos has built a successful non-profit agency dedicated to supporting children impacted by serious medical conditions and death. The organization is comprised of dedicated individuals from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, and a board of directors with community leaders and volunteers representing a variety of fields, including medicine, law, accounting, business and marketing.

For more information, go to https://www.tunidito.org/