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Hanover... We Are Here!!!

 

Despite our wide success and best efforts in serving the needs of grieving children in York County, we heard from many whom wished there was a center closer in proximity to serve Hanover, Adams County and Northern Maryland. We have served their families when they were able to travel to York to the grief center.  However, the majority of this community’s population was unable to make the commute for the educational programs being provided. We have finally been able to meet their needs by establishing a second facility in downtown Hanover.  In November, we began offering services at the new site at 101 Baltimore Street, connecting this community with the services they desperately need.
 
Ways You Can Help 
 
We have several needs that you may be able to assist with. All the ways to help are outlined on this website but we will continue to post new information here:   
  • You can become a "Mortgage Angel." More information can be found here.
  • We have created a webpage with our “Wish List” of items needed to support the families. You can help us by donating items on our wish list.
  • We will need volunteers to work at the center and we will need volunteers who will work directly with the children.  We will provide the training to do both in the future!  For information, simply contact our program coordinator at Volunteer@oliviashouse.org or by calling 717-699-1133.
  • We will be in the community to share our plans and spread the word about how your group, your family, and you alone can make a difference in our opening!  If you have a group who would like us to visit and share our news, please contact Olivia’s House York to make arrangements. 
 
Hanover Updates
Last revised 12/13/13 
 

Olivia's House is proud to announce that we have officially raised $100,000 to receive our J. William Warehime Foundation Matching Grant for our new Hanover facility. With the community’s support, we raised the funds in less than six months, showing just how committed everyone is to supporting the grieving children and families of Hanover and Adams County. We are blessed to receive this wonderful gift, and want to thank everyone. Our next order of business is to hire a new staff member to help support the additional needs of the folks who bravely walk through our doors.
 
We are proud to share that we offered our first Hearts Can Heal program in Hanover.  This eight-week program is designed to support families whose children, age 6-18, have experienced the death of a loved one. 


A training will be held in June 2014 for anyone wishing to volunteer within the children’s programs. For information, contact Michelle Baugher, Volunteer Coordinator, at 717-699-1133 or email volunteer@oliviashouse.org.