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Formerly the Bell Insurance building, 101 Baltimore Street now serves as the home of Olivia’s House Hanover. The fifteen-room facility serves to meet children’s grief and loss needs in the greater Hanover community.

Olivia's House

Formerly the Bell Insurance building, 101 Baltimore Street now serves as the home of Olivia’s House Hanover. The fifteen-room facility serves to meet children’s grief and loss needs in the greater Hanover community.
Our garden is designed to welcome visitors. It provides an environment conducive for holding rituals. The bubbling fountain and children’s rock garden bring a sense of peace for our families. The garden was lovingly gifted by Lynn and Hannah Stambaugh in memory of husband and father, Dane.

The Serenity Garden

Our garden is designed to welcome visitors. It provides an environment conducive for holding rituals. The bubbling fountain and children’s rock garden bring a sense of peace for our families. The garden was lovingly gifted by Lynn and Hannah Stambaugh in memory of husband and father, Dane.
The farm mural painted by Charlotte Yealy, depicts the role horses play at Olivia’s House in creating a sense of safety and security after trauma! Our equine therapy work has shown great results with the many children who have participated. Our dear friend and former Vice President, Wendell LaPrairie's family gifted this room to Olivia's House in his memory. He will live on in the laughter that fills this room on program nights!

The Middle School Room

The farm mural painted by Charlotte Yealy, depicts the role horses play at Olivia’s House in creating a sense of safety and security after trauma! Our equine therapy work has shown great results with the many children who have participated. Our dear friend and former Vice President, Wendell LaPrairie’s family gifted this room to Olivia’s House in his memory. He will live on in the laughter that fills this room on program nights!
Lovingly gifted by Dr. John Hart in memory of his wife Terry. As an art teacher, she was very aware of how art helped children deal with all of their emotions!

The Art Hallway

Lovingly gifted by Dr. John Hart in memory of his wife Terry. As an art teacher, she was very aware of how art helped children deal with all of their emotions!
The Michael and Jane Rice Lending Library boasts a very extensive collection of resources pertaining to grief and loss. From CDs and DVDs to books and magazines to classroom teaching units, the public is welcome to sign out materials for two weeks at a time. The fireplace and comfortable sofa call everyone’s name to curl up and read one of the many wonderful books on the shelf!

The Lending Library

The Michael and Jane Rice Lending Library boasts a very extensive collection of resources pertaining to grief and loss. From CDs and DVDs to books and magazines to classroom teaching units, the public is welcome to sign out materials for two weeks at a time. The fireplace and comfortable sofa call everyone’s name to curl up and read one of the many wonderful books on the shelf!
Gifted by the D.J. Hart family in memory of his mother, this room is an extension of her life...Terry was an art teacher and more importantly, an artist. Her energy is part of this space with her favorite quote on the plaque that dedicates this room in her memory.

The Elementary Art Area

Gifted by the D.J. Hart family in memory of his mother, this room is an extension of her life…Terry was an art teacher and more importantly, an artist. Her energy is part of this space with her favorite quote on the plaque that dedicates this room in her memory.
Lovingly gifted by The Sweet Charities, our Family Room is designed to remind all children that they are a part of a very large family. By having them sign their names in week seven of our program, on the picturesque mural painted by Brett Greiman, they officially become part owners of Olivia’s House. This room offers our program team a special place to meet with families while learning about our many services.

The Family Room

Lovingly gifted by The Sweet Charities, our Family Room is designed to remind all children that they are a part of a very large family. By having them sign their names in week seven of our program, on the picturesque mural painted by Brett Greiman, they officially become part owners of Olivia’s House. This room offers our program team a special place to meet with families while learning about our many services.
Designed to embrace the needs of grieving teens who are often up all hours of the night doing their grief work, we created a 24-hour diner themed room just for them! “A local hotspot, “The Tropical Treat” donated the hamburger sign hanging in the window to help them realize that junk food can be an essential coping tool for a grieving teen. The kitchen, complete with a coffee bar and refrigerator full of soda and snacks, sets the stage for their grief work. The Teen Suite was lovingly gifted by the Don Smith Family.”

The Teen Suite

Designed to embrace the needs of grieving teens who are often up all hours of the night doing their grief work, we created a 24-hour diner themed room just for them! “A local hotspot, “The Tropical Treat” donated the hamburger sign hanging in the window to help them realize that junk food can be an essential coping tool for a grieving teen. The kitchen, complete with a coffee bar and refrigerator full of soda and snacks, sets the stage for their grief work. The Teen Suite was lovingly gifted by the Don Smith Family.”
Designed to be "welcoming" to children, and lovingly gifted by the Dylan Lissette family in memory of Casey Sheridan, the Welcoming Room is the first room a child enters when visiting Olivia’s House. This large area is often the best place for our program ending “hand shake squeeze”. Our “Giving Tree” mural, designed and painted by Brett Greiman, reflects donors from the community who have made Olivia’s House possible.

The Welcoming Room

Designed to be “welcoming” to children, and lovingly gifted by the Dylan Lissette family in memory of Casey Sheridan, the Welcoming Room is the first room a child enters when visiting Olivia’s House. This large area is often the best place for our program ending “hand shake squeeze”. Our “Giving Tree” mural, designed and painted by Brett Greiman, reflects donors from the community who have made Olivia’s House possible.
Designed to facilitate the grief work of young children whose vocabulary is limited, this beautiful room holds great energy! Decorated to resemble a “tree fort”, the miniature world, complete with two large sand trays, allows for young children as well as older ones to share their stories. This special one of a kind room, once a vault, was lovingly gifted by the Frank LeCrone Family.

The Miniature World

Designed to facilitate the grief work of young children whose vocabulary is limited, this beautiful room holds great energy! Decorated to resemble a “tree fort”, the miniature world, complete with two large sand trays, allows for young children as well as older ones to share their stories. This special one of a kind room, once a vault, was lovingly gifted by the Frank LeCrone Family.
Equipped with grief-related toys and games, the play room serves our youngest mourners, whether they are preschool or elementary school age, and facilitates grief-work through play. Whether they are enjoying the doll house or the fire house, all the children are able to share their grief stories with our staff. The mural, painted by Dirk Shearer, is a favorite of the children. The Play Room was lovingly gifted by the Eckert and Noel Families.

The Elementary Play Area

Equipped with grief-related toys and games, the play room serves our youngest mourners, whether they are preschool or elementary school age, and facilitates grief-work through play. Whether they are enjoying the doll house or the fire house, all the children are able to share their grief stories with our staff. The mural, painted by Dirk Shearer, is a favorite of the children. The Play Room was lovingly gifted by the Eckert and Noel Families.
A fully equipped recording studio was designed to give all children a safe place to share their thoughts without anyone responding. The room is designed for the staff to know what is said, while giving the children permission to keep their thoughts private. “What is said in the Confessional stays in the Confessional” -unless, of course, they wish to share by giving us permission to teach others from their wisdom.

The Confessional

A fully equipped recording studio was designed to give all children a safe place to share their thoughts without anyone responding. The room is designed for the staff to know what is said, while giving the children permission to keep their thoughts private. “What is said in the Confessional stays in the Confessional” -unless, of course, they wish to share by giving us permission to teach others from their wisdom.
The Café is a special place for the adults who accompany their children to our programs. Sponsored by the Pannebaker Funeral Home, Kristin and Mike Neumann have made it possible for everyone to enjoy a warm beverage, or a cold drink during the evening’s gathering.

The Café

The Café is a special place for the adults who accompany their children to our programs. Sponsored by the Pannebaker Funeral Home, Kristin and Mike Neumann have made it possible for everyone to enjoy a warm beverage, or a cold drink during the evening’s gathering.
Influenced by the hard work that goes into reconstructing your life after experiencing death, The Workshop is our multi-purpose space. Capable of accommodating large groups, this space is used for in-service trainings and community education. During our programs, the “pounding walls” are used for coping skills education, and when the garage door is open, we utilize The Workshop for various rituals in the Dane Stambaugh Serenity Garden. The imagery of the Bereavement Process adorns the walls of The Workshop to remind us of the natural process “built” into all of us!

The Rice Family Foundation "Workshop"

Influenced by the hard work that goes into reconstructing your life after experiencing death, The Workshop is our multi-purpose space. Capable of accommodating large groups, this space is used for in-service trainings and community education. During our programs, the “pounding walls” are used for coping skills education, and when the garage door is open, we utilize The Workshop for various rituals in the Dane Stambaugh Serenity Garden. The imagery of the Bereavement Process adorns the walls of The Workshop to remind us of the natural process “built” into all of us!
The Sweet Charities are the proud sponsors of our special art area for the older children in the program. It is a calm space complete with a computer and flat screen television wired to the internet. It functions as a creative space, complete with a closet of art supplies.

The Creativity Suite

The Sweet Charities are the proud sponsors of our special art area for the older children in the program. It is a calm space complete with a computer and flat screen television wired to the internet. It functions as a creative space, complete with a closet of art supplies.
Located in the welcoming room and painted by artist Bret Greiman, the Olivia's House Giving Tree demonstrates how generous our community has been to the mission of Olivia's House. Any individual or organization that makes a gift of $1,000 or more gets to select a leaf to have their name permanently displayed.

The Giving Tree

Located in the welcoming room and painted by artist Bret Greiman, the Olivia’s House Giving Tree demonstrates how generous our community has been to the mission of Olivia’s House. Any individual or organization that makes a gift of $1,000 or more gets to select a leaf to have their name permanently displayed.