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Highmark Caring Place Dedicates New Facility in Warrendale
Date:5/8/2009

"We know that one in 20 children will have a parent die before they graduate from high school," said Terese Vorsheck, Highmark Caring Place director. "With the Warrendale location, we will be able to reach thousands more children who live north of Pittsburgh and may be grieving the death of a loved one."

In addition to peer support groups, the Caring Place also provides referral services, adult telephone support, educational programs and resources for grieving children and families. Consultation services, as well as educational presentations and resources, are available for schools and other professionals in the community who work with children.

To inquire about upcoming peer support group sessions or other services, contact the Warrendale Caring Place at 888-734-4073.

About the Highmark Caring Place

The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, offers services at no charge to any grieving child and their family. The Caring Place operates four facilities in Pittsburgh, Warrendale, Erie and Central Pennsylvania. Since the opening of the first Caring Place facility in 1997, the program has served more than 30,000 family members and community partners. The Caring Place is supported by Highmark Healthy High 5, a children's health promotion initiative of the Highmark Foundation. For more information about the Highmark Caring Place, contact 888-734-4073 or visit www.highmarkcaringplace.com.


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