Friends,

What are you grieving? What are you accepting? What are you celebrating?

I am grieving the temporary closing of our doors on Monday, March 16. I miss gathering with our HelloBaby family more than I can say. I am grieving the uncertainty, stress, danger, isolation and hardship of these times.

I am accepting that we are doing what is necessary to be safe.

I am celebrating that we continue to honor our commitment to our community. Some of the ways we are doing this are:

Paying staff salaries.
A vibrant social media presence – sharing craft/activity suggestions and social service resources.
Offering virtual programming through our partners Bubbles Academy/Whole Child Arts, Stages Performing Arts and Skip and Scoot.
Distributing food, crafts, books and diapers – from our curb respecting social distancing guidelines.
One on one virtual connection and support
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When it is time to reopen, we are preparing to walk with our community to address and heal the traumas of this time.

I invite you to sit with your grief, search for acceptance, and seek moments of joy. I am praying deeply for our guests, our city, our world – and for each of you.


Debbie Frisch, Founder and Executive Director


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