Rio Grande Valley Staff
Regional Director of the Rio Grande Valley
Cindy Perez Waddle, M.Ed., LPC
Joanna Gomez, LMSW
2302 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, Ste. 202
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 368-4065
Fax: (956) 734-5337
Valley Baptist Medical Arts Pavilion
2101 Pease Street, Ste. 2D
Harlingen, TX 78550
Want to support the Valley Center’s mission and become more involved??
Join the Mariposa Society!
This group is a membership-based alliance of like minded group of individuals committed to increasing community awareness of the CBC-RGV and its programs, as well as providing joyful activities and events for our grieving children, teens and their families. Your involvement in this group makes it possible to bring renewed joy to our families during this difficult time.
Grief Education Institute
The Valley Center is committed to being a community partner and serving as a unique resource for Deep South Texas and its residents. Grief training sessions will be offered throughout the year through the Grief Education Institute to school districts, community organizations, healthcare providers, students in the behavioral sciences, and the general public starting in July of 2016.
The Valley Center is has expanded its services to include Grief Camps for those children who cannot attend the peer support groups on a regular basis. This piece of the programming provides additional support for those children and their families. All activities that the children participate in incorporate art, writing, music and movement to help process those feelings of grief.
Peer Support Groups and Counseling Services
The Valley Center began offering direct services, including peer support groups and individual counseling, in early 2017. Peer support groups are the heart of the healing process at the Center and designed to help children and families develop the relationships and tools needed to cope with a significant death loss. These groups will help families experiencing different types of death loss, including chronic illness, suicide, homicide, and sudden death of a parent, sibling, or other family member. Our goal is to be housed in a home-like setting which will accommodate various expressive art modalities to assist children and their families in the healing process. Meanwhile, Center’s admin offices are housed at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.