It is with heavy hearts that we share that our colleague, friend and life-long supporter of The Warren Center, Liz Francis, passed away on March 17, 2017 from chronic lung disease. We will all miss her more than words can express and are committed to honoring her legacy of ensuring that children with developmental delays or disabilities reach their full potential.
Liz’s work as a social worker and therapist with The Warren Center began August 20, 1976 and she served as a full-time employee until March 6, 1997. For the last twenty years Liz worked with The Warren Center on a contractual basis; training staff, working as a reflective supervisor and helping parents of children with special needs bond with their child. She also taught graduate level courses in infant metal health at UTD. In honor of her service The Warren Center created The Liz Francis Award that recognized therapist with similar client-centered traits.
As a 25-year breast cancer survivor, she eased the experience of other women going through treatment. She was happiest when caring for someone, whether a student, a client, a puppy, a kitten, or one of her beloved three daughters Becky, Kathy & Julie.
Liz has played an important role in serving, advocating and empowering children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities and has left a permanent mark on the mission of this organization. She’s been described as one of the most loving and lovable people on the planet. She has positively impacted the lives of so many and will be dearly missed.
Memorial service details are pending and will be provided here when they are finalized. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Warren Center or The Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle http://thedoubter.org/.