A Grief Getaway

for young widows and their kids

The Reason Behind It

There are over 700,000 new widows each year in America and 1.5 million children live in a single-parent household due to the death of a parent. The founders of Broken Halos Haven, Natalie Reid and her three boys, are a part of that statistic.

The sudden loss of a loved one takes the people left behind into a whirlwind of activity and emotions. When friends and neighbors hear the news of someone’s passing they instantly want to do something to help the family, but they’re mostly at a loss as to what that really looks like (which means there’s usually an instant influx of cash and casseroles!).

As the days, weeks and months pass, the family is left alone to navigate their “new normal” and begin living life again. But their old life has been shattered. It can be lonely, isolating and overwhelming picking up the pieces as they start to move forward.

Located in the heart of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Broken Halos Haven is a grief getaway for young widows and their school-age children with three main goals:


To allow grieving families a stress-free, no-cost getaway.


To empower and build the confidence of widows who are now parenting alone.


To help widows realize it’s OK to have fun, enjoy life, and find joy again.

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What Makes Us Different

We know there are other “grief retreat” options available. Many of these facilities are located in remote places, surrounded by serene waters and heavily wooded forests. For some families, that might be what they need—a quiet, slowed-down pace to get away from the world. For others (like the Reid family), that is the exact OPPOSITE of what they want. Instead of sitting around in the woods being sad, they need to keep moving, stay active, and be distracted from their grief. Broken Halos Haven is located in the middle of everything — there’s so much to do! Plus, by creating a Grief Getaway Gift Registry that includes nearby activities and events, a widow’s friends and family have an opportunity to be financially supportive in making the family’s stay meaningful and fun.
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