Effective March 31, 2017, Ursuline Support Services is no longer providing direct bereavement support through the Good Grief Center. Anyone seeking such support who contacts Ursuline will be referred to other qualified resources, many of whom we have worked with in the past.
(Those seeking immediate help can contact re:solve Crisis Network at 1-888-796-8226. For general information about bereavement support, call the Allegheny County 2-1-1 line.)
This decision was not arrived at lightly, but necessitated by a number of factors, including the decreasing availability of volunteers and consistent, ongoing funding to sustain the program at an affordable and effective level.
We at Ursuline Support Services are grateful for past support of the Good Grief Center and salute those who worked so diligently to provide this service to our community when few other options were available.
There’s no question we are in one of the most unusual election cycles in recent memory, due in large part to the race for the presidency this fall. In fact, this might be the first time that the next leader of the free world is chosen not because of how well liked he or she is but, rather, but how badly voters want to keep the other candidate out of the White House!
If the news media can be believed (I know—not necessary a valid assumption!), a growing segment of the electorate might choose to stay home on Election Day out of discouragement or disgust. Believe me, I feel their pain.
Learn more about Ursuline’s name change and new direction in the Summer 2014 newsletter.
Responding both to a growing need and its increase in services brought primarily by its merger with the Good Grief Center in 2011, Ursuline Senior Services has adopted a new mission, vision, core values statement and strategic plan, as well as a new name: Ursuline Support Services.
In the Summer 2014 newsletter you can learn about Ursuline Support Services’ new mission, vision and core values, as well as keep up on other Ursuline news. Learn more.
Whether you have come to know our organization through Ursuline Senior Services or the Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support, you likely are aware that ever since we merged our two agencies in 2011, we have been in a state of transition as we seek to determine how we might work together to better serve those who come to us for help.