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Highmark Caring Place
A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families
Highmark Caring Foundation
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Provide peer support services to children and families after the death of a family member. Provide outreach, education and consultation on supporting grieving children in the community.
History of Organization
The Caring Place is a program of the Caring Foundation.
Highmark Caring Place is a program of Highmark, Inc.
412.544.1686 - FAX
888.224.4673 - Toll-free
firstname.lastname@example.org - Program Manager
Allegheny and neighboring counties for sessions
Children, adolescents and their parents or guardians participate in support groups on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Evenings begin with a meal together. The children then break into age-specific groups where they engage in creative activities and groupdiscussions to facilitate the grieving process. Preschool play groups and infant care are available.
Community outreach and educational programs are available.
The Caring Place is dedicated to children, adolescents and their families who have lost a loved one. The programs are based on peer support. No therapy is available; families who would benefit from therapy are referred to community resources.
It is a safe place with safe people where children and their families can: know they are not alone in their grief; share their feelings, memories and experiences, in an atmosphere of non-judgmental acceptance; see that what they are going through is normal; and, know that hope and healing are possible.
Answering and message machine available 24 hours a day. Administration: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday. Intake: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday (phone intake). Peer support programming is held in the early evenings.
Fees/Cost for Services
Languages Spoken or Available
Can provide sign language interpretors