Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities

 
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  • Daniel DiGriz
    Daniel DiGriz Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to part with what wealth I can. Without you, there'd be no hope for someone like me.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Surprised by Joy - Summer Newsletter
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder, Executive Director
    Dear friends, I've attached our summer newsletter for you to enjoy.  The following is an excerpt from the newsletter: To Be of Use  Our residents have no shortage of gifts, beauty, energy and insights.  We work hard to provide outlets for their gifts, that they might be of use in the world.  They have...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    A Mountain is Moved
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder, Executive Director
    Dear friends - It is with an incredulous heart that I write to you.  Our little group home in Armenia, that serves residents who are beloved to us, has received Armenian government funding beginning in 2012. ...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    By the Hands of Many
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends, Our spring newsletter is attached and vailable for your perusal.  We hope you enjoy the news about our residents and the people all over the world who uphold them.  Thank you for being a part of the circle that surrounds them.  By the hands of many, a few are upheld.  We are honored and...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Annual Report 2010
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends and supporters - Here is an excerpt from our 2010 Annual Report.  To read more and to see the full report, please open the attachment. A letter from the founder This year I was present for both Anahit’s and Davit’s birthday celebrations.  Anahit and Davit received gifts  from the...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Our Cup Runneth Over
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends at Global Giving - We at Warm Hearth are so grateful for the way that you have all chosen to honor and bless our residents.  Thank you for the generosity in December.  Thank you for your kindness that extends to our residents in Armenia.  Thank you for believing in them.  Thank you for...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities has received 78 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    The Future of our Residents
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    A supporter recently asked me what kind of vocational preparation and career building education exists at Warm Hearth and how we approach the issue of what will happen to our residents in the future.  It is an important question.  We do have vocational preparation right now.  Almost all of our residents...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    The Autumn Times ~ Warm Hearth Newsletter
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder, Executive Director
    Dear Friends, Enjoy the news from our home in Armenia.   New photos have been uploaded to our website and can be viewed at:  http://www.friendsofwarmhearth.org/album/ Thank you for your commitment and interest in our residents.  With gratitude, Natalie (for us all)  
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Trip Log - Warm Hearth
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    August 12th, 2010 Dear friends, It has been almost a week since coming to Armenia.  We have come, this time, in full-fledged summer.  I'd like to say that summer is waning and with it, the heat.  But it seems like it is holding strong. The residents have that summer sun-kissed look about them.  The house is...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Summer Newsletter
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder and Executive Director
    Dear friends, I have attached our summer newsletter for your perusal. I hope these stories find you well. We are grateful for each of you and your contributions to Warm Hearth. Blessings, Natalie
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    These Circular Paths
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends, It has been too long since I have written. For this, I apologize. This is due to the fact that my personal life has been more hectic than ever before. Suffice it to say that a cross-country move, three local moves and having a baby in the last year have taken a toll. If tolls can be good and bad, then...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Awaiting Summer
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder and Executive Director
    Dear friends of Warm Hearth, Our residents have almost completed their university classes for the spring and then summer will be in full force. We have great plans for summer time, including putting some finishing touches on our garden, making carpets with the new looms given to us by another local NGO, and spending...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Spring 2010 Newsletter ~ Glimpses of Grace
    By - Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends, Happy Spring.  You'll find our most recent newsletter attached.  Thank you for taking the time to read it and to follow our residents' lives.  We are honored that you are with us on this journey.  As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I always appreciate hearing...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Winter Newsletter & 2009 Annual Report
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends, I have attached our most recent newsletter as well as the 2009 Annual Report. Enjoy the news from Armenia and the description of our residents' lives and accomplishments, heartaches and joys over the past year. Thank you for your conviction that Warm Hearth is important work. Thank you for joining us....
    • 5 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities has received 67 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    'Tis the Season
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear friends, As we near the year's end, the day's shorten and the night's lengthen. I have slowed my pace. Early this morning, as I walked these Brooklyn streets, I noticed that only a few trees still have leaves clinging to their branches. These last leaves cling desperately. In fact, they have already withered. It...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Autumn Newsletter
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear supporters & friends, I hope you enjoy the latest autumn newsletter regarding our residents and the progress of Warm Hearth. Thank you for your sustained care and interest in our residents. Sincerely, Natalie (for us all)
    • 5 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Summer in 3rd Village
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends, I have attached the most recent newsletter for your enjoyment. Thank you for your time and care. Sincerely & With Gratitude, Natalie
    • 5 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Anna is home.
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    May 25th, 2009 Dear friends, Many of you know that after my last trip to Armenia, the hope was that our staff would feel confident enough and have acquired the skills necessary to bring either Anna or Sassoon home. They are our “special two” who have been in a clinic for too long…. We had a training that was...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    A Journey with Song - April 4th, 2009
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends, What a full week this has turned out to be. As we speak, it seems another tree or flower blossoms. Yesterday I was walking with a friend and we came upon wild lilacs. It is a beautiful time to be here, to see snow in some parts of the country, rain in others...to experience such a distinct shift in the...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Spring Newsletter
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends, I just returned from a trip to Armenia and wanted to thank each of your for your tireless support and courage. Please see the attached newsletter for the latest updates from our home, for a glimpse into the lives of our residents. And feel free to be in touch with ideas or questions. I welcome your input...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Back Home In Armenia - March 28th, 2009
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
    Dear friends, As I expected, it is the cusp of spring here in Armenia. Rain is falling gently outside. There is occasional thunder. And I'm on my way back to my room after a full day at Warm Hearth. How do I even begin? Well, as you know, we have six new residents, who welcomed me like they had always known...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Glimpses of Spring
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear friends, The last few days have been full of good news, glimpses of spring. As you have been so kind to share in our winters, and in times of difficulty, so shall you share in the joys. I wandered along at the arboretum this morning, in Superior, Arizona….and all the trees are about to break into bloom....
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Changing Places - A Reflection
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear friends, I’m getting ready for another trip to Armenia in late March. And looking forward to meeting our new group of residents and seeing those I have long loved. I’m also looking forward to sharing your gifts and spirit and stories… I have a suitcase full of beautiful clothes for the residents, nursing...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Making Happiness - Warm Hearth
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear friends, I have attached our Winter newsletter & the 2008 Annual Report. If you would like a black & white print copy of our Annual Report, please let me know. Thank you for following the stories of our residents and the growth of our home. Thank you for making it possible. Sincerely & With...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities has received 118 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    ...in the waiting (Midwinter ~ Warm Hearth)...
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear friends, The year is coming to a close. The days are getting shorter. But, Sunday is Winter Solstice and there will be the reversal of these lengthening nights. Then the days will become longer and longer still. Sol means "sun." And sistere means "to stand still." Let us stand still and watch and wait and hope...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    we never dreamed...
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    November 13th, 2008 Dear friends and family, We have five new residents at Warm Hearth. That makes thirteen. We have eleven people living full time in our home, and two in clinics whom we remain committed to through weekly visits. Our residents were thrilled to welcome these new people into their home and to share...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Autumn Newsletter - New Residents & Renovations
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear friends & family, It is with tremendous joy that I introduce a few of our new residents to you through this autumn newsletter. In addition, we've finished our renovations and are enjoying this season of fullness that mirrors the season of autumn. I am partial to the season of autumn, to the changing leaves, to the...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Time for Harvest
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear friends, Though time seems to pass too quickly, each day continues to contain the true and rooted things that make up a life. Our residents and I are waiting for the "new residents" to come to our home, which should happen in the next couple of weeks. "Home" is a true and rooted thing. Our staff and I wait for...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Someday, Healing
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear friends, The day is coming to a close, and I slowed to the thoughts below, and thought I might take the time to share them with you, you who have safeguarded & cared so deeply for Warm Hearth.... We prefer to endure any agony of isolation rather than to merge and extinguish our selves in an abstract "humanity"...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Summertime Newsletter
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Thank you to each of our donors for caring about our home & believing in our residents. I wanted to share with each of you some of our summer news! Thanks to your generosity, we are expanding to include new residents. Read about our summer days in the attached file. Sincerely & With Gratitude, Natalie
    • 6 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Reaching Further, Higher, Wider
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dearest friends & supporters - As I alluded to in my last letter, we at Warm Hearth are stretching our limbs, trying to reach further and higher and wider to include more residents and to offer always better care to those we already have in our home and in our care. As of three days ago, July 1, this means that we began...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Photography
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Here are some recent photos from the trip to Warm Hearth.
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Until We Were Tired
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear friends & family, It has been too long since I last wrote. I know this mostly because I am back in Arizona and have yet to catch you up on the happenings at Warm Hearth. Bridget joined me for a whirlwind few days but we were able to get a lot accomplished and it was a gift to have her company. Our days were...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Wide & Narrow
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Written on May 6, 2008 Dear friends & family, I have been in Armenia for three days now...and it feels like much longer as the days have been full & long. But good. Very good. The sun is setting and the sky is cloud-filled and the wind is blowing harder than perhaps I have ever heard it blow. It is howling and...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Spring Newsletter & Photos
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    Dear Friends, I've attached the most recent newsletter for your perusal. Thanks to Jessica & Berj for helping with the mailing. It is always a joy to work with others who care about Warm Hearth. I also have some recent pictures of our residents. I received these recently from our Program Manager and was struck by...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Small Chances
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    The days pass quickly and before too many more pass by, I wanted to share about what has been happening at Warm Hearth. Bridget (our Associate Director) and I will soon return to Armenia for most of May. We are returning to see the residents and staff after missing them so. We also are returning to look hard (yet again)...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    "I am not afraid..."
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Executive Director & Founder
    I have the honor of being asked, and quite often, “what can I do to help?” I meet people, day in and day out who want to contribute to our home, our residents’ lives, our efforts. One of my favorite parts of this work is matching what people have to give with our needs. It is a great joy to be able to watch, and...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities has received 52 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    "to improve or save the world & to enjoy or savor the world"
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Balance
    “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve or save the world and a desire to enjoy or savor the world. This makes it hard to plan a day.” (E. B. White) Bridget Anderson, our Associate...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Warmth & Rilke -- part 2
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Heat, Part 2
    Dear friends, This morning when I opened my in-box there was evidence of care and concern from so many of you. I am astonished, once again, at your kindness. And I wanted to share the good news. Not only had we received $6,600 over the weekend for the central heating system in Warm Hearth (the total cost is a...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Heat at Warm Hearth
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - **Warmth & Rilke**
    Dear friends, I realized recently that I begin most reflections on Warm Hearth by orienting myself with the season. There is a rhythm to the year that must bring some solace, to which I almost *must* connect myself before writing about our group home. And today as I began my work, I did the same thing. I looked at the...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Gratitude & Growth
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Thank you to our donors!
    Thank you to all of you who have given to our home. Thank you for your kindness towards Warm Hearth's residents. Your donation makes it possible to provide a life for our residents outside the psychiatric institutions in Armenia. Your support is a vital part of our operation and is also sustenance to our...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    The Words We Use
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Human Rights & Warm Hearth
    Often projects are placed in categories, however arbitrary they might be. Though I lean toward focusing on Warm Hearth as a home as opposed to a project of any sort, there are times when we must be identified by our focus and values. So, more than any other category, I consider Warm Hearth to be a human rights project....
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Working Toward A Shared Dream
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Joining Hands
    Summer has come and gone. The Warm Hearth residents welcomed visitors, volunteers and professionals from all over the world. Together they worked towards sustaining and improving the group home. Two trainings in occupational therapy and crisis management gave our staff an increased understanding of group home care. ...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities posted a progress report
    Trainings, Support & Home Improvement
    By - Natalie Bryant Rizzieri - Summer Developments
    Warm Hearth is grateful to be connected both to the local community in Armenia and to the broader international community. This summer some exciting developments are unfolding. In August, Lee Ann Odabashian Williams, an occupational therapist from the U.S. with Armenian heritage, will conduct a staff training. A...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 8 years ago
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  • Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities has received 4 donations
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