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Highmark Caring Place honors volunteers for their work with grieving children

PITTSBURGH (June 20, 2016) —During recognition events in June and July, the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, will recognize its 695 volunteers, including 74 individuals who reached 5-, 10-, 15- and 20-year service milestones in their volunteer work with members of the community at the organization's four Pennsylvania locations — Erie, Lemoyne, Pittsburgh and Warrendale.

"We are so grateful for the many individuals who donate their time to support children and adults after the death of a loved one," said Terese Vorsheck, director of the Highmark Caring Place. "The support that Caring Place volunteers provide makes such a big difference in the lives of these children and their families."

View a list of the Caring Place volunteers acknowledged for their milestone anniversaries of service at the four recognition events held across Pennsylvania.

Caring Place volunteers serve in a variety of roles, including peer group facilitators, food servers, family greeters, quilters and more. Volunteers who work directly with grieving children and their families in group sessions complete a comprehensive training program.

"The compassion and dedication our volunteers demonstrate is the critical link that allows us to help so many families," said Vorsheck. "Without them, we simply could not provide the services that we offer."

The Highmark Caring Place is a community resource, which offers services at no charge to any grieving family.

Individuals interested in becoming a Caring Place volunteer should contact:


David Misner
Highmark Health