Care Dimensions, the largest hospice and palliative care provider in Massachusetts, is proud to announce receiving a $2,500 grant from Institution for Savings (IFS) of Newburyport. The funds will support children’s bereavement programs at the non-profit, including Camp Stepping Stones, an annual day-long gathering of children who are grieving the loss of someone important.
“Children grieve differently than adults, so it’s important that we have a team dedicated to address their needs,” said Patrice DePasquale, director of Bereavement Services. “This grant from the Institution for Savings will support our Child Life team and ensure children get help coping with the loss of special people in their lives. “
Care Dimensions offers grief support for children and adults, including grief support groups, workshops such as “Raising Grieving Children,” and individual grief counseling.
Camp Stepping Stones, held each summer, is an important part of those efforts, bringing together dozens of children and their families for time to connect with other grieving families, to honor and remember those who have died, and have some fun. Thanks to outside funding , the event is held a no cost to those who participate.
“As a mutual bank, the Institution for Savings is committed to making our communities better places in which to live and work,” said Institution for Savings President and CEO Michael J. Jones. “Community health is very important to us and this donation will support Care Dimensions' efforts to deliver quality care to so many in the communities we serve. We are happy to help.”
Care Dimensions hospice and palliative care services, as well as bereavement support, are offered in the communities served by the Institution for Savings.
Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.