THE ANIYA CENTER

Pain to Peace . . .

Heartbreak to Happiness . . .

Grief to Gratitude . . .

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Your donation to The Aniya Center will make a huge difference in helping individuals bridge the gap between grief and gratitude and work towards advocating to minimize our grief-avoidance society.    501(c)(3) Status Pending

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A Message From Our Founder

Dora Carpenter

Certified Professional Coach

Working in the death care industry for over 19 years, Dora Carpenter still felt that more needed to be done.  As Founder and Program Director of the From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), she trains and certifies grief coaches; but says, "there are still so many hurting individuals we need to reach."  One doesn't have to suffer alone after losing a loved one.  Help is available.  The painful emotions of loss are normal and natural and your grief journey is unique to you.  You don't need to be fixed because you are not broken.  You don't need to be cured because you are not sick.  At The Aniya Center we partner with you as you journey through the wilderness of grief.  We are here to support and encourage you as you move from pain to peace, heartbreak to happiness, and  grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible.  


It is also our mission to educate our society on this sensitive topic of grief, which remains the elephant in the room -- the topic that no one wants to talk about but everyone needs to hear.  Dora Carpenter says that it's no wonder that we do and say all the wrong things to someone grieving the loss of a loved one, such as "I understand how you feel."


Although currently 'practicing' retirement, on February 14, 2019, this native Washingtonian established her legacy of love project, The Aniya Center, to serve the Washington, District of Columbia community.  Dora Carpenter says, "Each day that God wakes me up and Spirit gives me intuitively inspired thought, wisdom, and guidance, I will receive it and keep moving forward."


If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. -- Emily Dickinson


OUR DEDICATED TEAM MEMBERS

Rev. Dr. Anthony Farmer

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Evangelist Patricia Blaino

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Nannette Hawkins, M.S.

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Christina Ferguson, M.S.

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