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20 Years of Serving Children

January 13, 2016

2016 marks a year of extreme celebration. This is Tu Nidito’s 20th year of serving Southern Arizona’s grieving children. We are both honored and humbled to support the children and families that put their trust in us while grieving the diagnosis of a serious illness or death of a loved one. In the twenty years […]...

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Interview with a Family Member – Russell Clanagan

December 29, 2015

Families are the heart of Tu Nidito. We are so blessed to meet hundreds of amazing families that put their trust in us when walking their grief journey. Russell Clanagan is no exception. Russell has had many roles at Tu Nidito – client, volunteer, cyclist, donor, supporter, advocate and most importantly father to Sydney, a […]...

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The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona Partnership

July 21, 2015

Tu Nidito is proud of the many partnerships we have to ensure that we can provide comfort, hope and support to over 800 grieving children each year. Our partnerships include agencies that provide referrals for our services, financial support as well as donated items to support our families that are struggling due to the death […]...

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The Power of a Bead

July 17, 2015

Memory Beads became a part of Tu Nidito in 2011. This program is a powerful tool that documents and honors the journey people take when they are grieving. The program was founded by Amber Jacoby, a long time volunteer, friend and Board Member of Tu Nidito. Read about her personal story with Memory Beads. It […]...

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A Night at the Nest

July 6, 2015

Many people think that Tu Nidito is a sad place. While the work that our agency supports can be sad and, at times, emotionally draining, Tu Nidito is not a sad place to be. It is a place where families come together to find connections, to heal, grieve and support each other during unimaginable times. […]...

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No Child Grieves Alone

June 24, 2015

Childhood is a time to play, learn and laugh, but sadly that is not always the case. One in 30 children will experience their parent’s diagnosis of cancer during their childhood. One in 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer themselves and shockingly one in five will experience the death of a close friend or […]...

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Invisible Strings Made of Love

June 16, 2015

Tu Nidito is thrilled to continue the expansion of our Boys and Girls Clubhouse partnership. This summer, Tu Nidito’s support is being offered at two clubhouse locations. Read about the activity, “Invisible Strings Made of Love” from our Community Impact Coordinator, Molly Mahoney. Summer session at the Boys and Girls clubhouses of Tucson is ...

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Bringing Awareness All Year Long

June 12, 2015

Every month there seems to be a number of days dedicated to bringing awareness to several different important causes. June is no exception. Our Executive Director, Liz McCusker, shares all about the month of June and how Tu Nidito supports and brings awareness to causes all year long. June is Cancer from the Sun, Childhood […]...

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Questions In A Can

June 2, 2015

When someone in our life dies, there are often a lot of questions that come up for adults and children of all ages. Tu Nidito Support Specialist, Brigid Frasquillo, MS, shares some of the questions our bereavement support group participants ask in their group. It is normal to have what may feel like a thousand […]...

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Rusing, Lopez and Lizardi Gives Back

May 21, 2015

Each month Tu Nidito hosts a team of volunteers as they make meals for special families in their time of need. Through Tu Nidito’s PB and J with Love program, single parents battling cancer or another serious illness receive healthy, pre-prepared meals. Battling a serious illness is physically and emotionally exhausting. For single parents, their...

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