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PITTSBURGH’S FIRST RELIEF NURSERY TO OPEN ITS DOORS

 A Ribbon Cutting and Press Conference to celebrate the opening of Pittsburgh’s first Relief Nursery was held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 1pm – 2pm. to show support for a new area nonprofit that will support young children when families are in crisis. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fantastic ribbon-cutting today to celebrate the opening of Jeremiah's Place. We will officially open April 21st at 7:00 am. — with LouAnn RossAnna Marie White LewarchikLynne Williams and Eileen Sharbaugh

(photo: Jeremiah's place)

 

 

 

Among those in attendance for the Ribbon Cutting will be Pediatrician and Co-founder, Dr. Lynne Williams.  She states, “Imagine you’re a single mother in the hospital and it’s going to be hours before grandma can get in from out-of-state to help with the children.  Imagine you’re a military spouse all alone and in the midst of an emergency, but can’t leave your young child home alone.  Unless you have family right in the area or a really good network of friends you can turn to, there will be situations in which you’ll need help.”

That is why Williams teamed up with Obstetrician, Dr. Tammy Murdoch and Child Advocate, Eileen Sharbaugh to create
Jeremiah’s Place — Pittsburgh’s first crisis shelter for children.  Executive Director. LouAnn Ross  (pictured) states “We have received our child care certificate from the Department of Public Welfare and will also be licensed as a residential facility, capable of keeping kids for up to 72 hours.  This will allow us to accommodate 12 young children overnight, and up to 30 kids during the day”. Ross goes on to say, “As April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, we think it is an exciting time to announce the upcoming opening of our facility to children and their families with a Ribbon Cutting and Press Conference.”

(Jeremiah's Place will open our doors for short-term, temporary daytime care (7:00 am - 9:00 pm) on Monday, April 21st.)

New location within the Kingsley Association at 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

  Phone: 412.924.0726            http://www.jeremiahsplace.org/


ABOUT JEREMIAH’S PLACE

Jeremiah’s Place seeks to provide a safe haven for young children when families are in crisis.  Jeremiah’s Place will provide 24/7 temporary childcare to children ages six and under for up to 72 hours.  A crisis may include emergency medical care, urgent childcare needs, or care of children at risk for child abuse.  With these services, Jeremiah’s Place hopes to help families prevent child abuse, address the needs of homeless children, and provide safe child care when families have no other options. The mission of Jeremiah’s Place is to provide a therapeutic refuge of rest, health, safety and psycho-social renewal for children and their families during times of crisis. For more information, contact: LouAnn Ross, Executive Director.

 

The Team

Our Jeremiah Serves team includes over 20 dedicated and passionate advocates in the Pittsburgh area who are working to bring a crisis nursery in Pittsburgh to reality. Our professions include physicians, teachers, nurses, social workers, lawyers, accountants, and graduate students. Each one plays an important role in this endeavor.

 

Co-Founders

  • Dr. Lynne Williams
  • Dr. Tammy Murdock
  • Eileen Sharbaugh
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