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Founders Message

Dear Community Members,
As the founder, it has been a joy to watch Olivia's House grow into the incredible grief center that it is! Like a parent watching her child mature, I beam with pride as we continue to provide the central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland community with innovative grief support. As the Bereavement Specialist, I have been able to return to my counseling roots, and I am enjoying my role as I meet families and lead our dedicated Volunteer Companions through the educational peer support groups offered at Olivia's House! In addition, I have the privilege to work with my son, K.C., as we use media to create educational workshops to present around the nation. I enjoy the work of making assessments for professional referrals, conducting intake interviews and training our volunteers for all things program-related. I continue to thrive in the role of educator, my roots stemming from my "Nana Deitrich" who started out in a one-room schoolhouse! We are truly a "Mentor Center," and I am blessed to be able to concentrate my efforts in helping other communities to have the best centers that they can create! I am looking forward to many years in this role. I am excited about being part of a strong team of people who are moving our mission forward!

Blessings,

Leslie Delp, MA
Founder and Bereavement Specialist