Hear from Ciara Garcia, Chief of Operations for Tu Nidito
on how they get Peace of Mind with Cirrus Visual.
What is your passion?
At Tu Nidito our passion is creating a community of acceptance, support and understanding regarding children and grief. The life situations we see at Tu Nidito - serious illness, death and grief - are difficult and uncomfortable to talk about. Yet, they impact every single person at some point in their life. When children are dealing with these issues it becomes ever more challenging to know what to say, what to do and how to help. We are passionate about supporting children through these times, and guiding them to a place of hope for the future.
What makes you unique?
There is no other organization in Southern Arizona that provides child and family focused care to seriously ill and grieving children. Without us, hundreds of children each year would be alone and unsupported in their grief. Another unique aspect of Tu Nidito is our focus on meeting unmet community needs. As the only agency of our kind in Southern Arizona, we started bringing our services beyond the walls of our main facility or “little nest” and now offer grief support in Vail, Northwest Tucson and South Tucson.
What drives your organization?
There are two key driving forces for our organization - need and impact.
When you think about risk factors for youth, the death of a loved one is not one typically considered, yet, the statistics are alarming. One in five youth will experience the death of a loved one before the age of 16 and one in twenty will experience the death of a parent. Grieving kids face many challenges - feelings of sadness, guilt, anxiety and depression - difficulty concentrating and managing schoolwork - behavioral issues such as acting out or losing interest in friends and activities. Each year, Tu Nidito supports over 800 children while they process their grief and heal, and we do so with significant results. Our programs have a proven track record of impacting the lives of the children and families we serve.
Our families report that Tu Nidito has helped them:
• Not withdraw from family and friends - 97%
• Reduce isolation or feelings of being alone - 95%
• Reduce feelings of extreme sadness, depression and/or hopelessness - 94%
How did Cirrus bring you peace of mind?
Since we began working with Cirrus in 2007, they have been our trusted source for graphic design and printing. Our relationship began with a logo redesign and rebranding and Cirrus understood the unique nature of our work, and brought our vision to life. Since then, they have served many needs. Some of our best work has been developed sitting around their conference table brainstorming with the team. Knowing that we have a trusted and reliable partner at Cirrus and one who truly gets and believes in what we do brings us peace of mind.
Learn more about Tu Nidito at TuNidito.org