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Dr. Baker is Colorado's Newest 7 Everyday Hero!

January 28, 2018

Dr. Debby Baker, volunteer Programs Director for the Community Grief Center, has been awarded the 7 Everyday Hero Award by Channel 7 in Denver. Anchor Mitch Jelniker came to surprise her with the award on January 17th.  


The Community Grief Center’s executive director Melissa Jensen nominated Dr. Baker for the award. “This is the least we could do to honor and recognize Dr. Baker for the tremendous work she’s done
​for hundreds here in Weld County. Since 2015, she has dedicated an average of 30 hours per week to help people through their grief journeys,” says Jensen.
Dr. Baker and her husband, both retired Air Force colonels, moved to Greeley nine years ago to be near their daughter’s family. She moved her parents here in 2013 and lost her mom just a few months later. As a clinical psychologist who specialized in grief counseling, she offered to help the clients of the funeral home where she made her mother’s arrangements. She and others she met through her work there came to realize the need for her services was much greater than anticipated and they worked together to put together a board of directors and set up a new nonprofit. They were successful in getting their 501c3 status in January of 2016 and a generous donor purchased a building that summer to house the grief classes and various grief support groups.

​Click here to see the feature story about Dr. Baker and the Community Grief Center’s mission. 

To make a donation to the Community Grief Center's mission in Dr. Baker’s honor visit ​