Abington Memorial Hospital’s Safe Harbor Program Receives $10,000 Grant
(pictured left to right) Dave Newman, Josh Waters,
Jill Weiss from the David B. Weiss Foundation and
Becky Balkiewicz and Debbie Teasdale from
ABINGTON, PA (October 23, 2013)—Abington Memorial Hospital’s Safe Harbor Program recently received a $10,000 grant from the David B. Weiss Memorial Foundation.
Safe Harbor provides ongoing support, in a safe place, so that children and teens grieving the death of a loved one can share their experience as they move through the healing process. The program also provides parents with the necessary tools to understand and assist their grieving children and teens while supporting their own grief through a parent/caregiver support group.
“We feel very fortunate that Safe Harbor was selected as the recipient of this grant,” says Debbie Teasdale, program director, Safe Harbor. “I am grateful for the support of the David B. Weiss Memorial Foundation and its mission to help those in need.”
Following his untimely death, David B. Weiss’ friends and family members created the foundation to celebrate his life, loves, joys and passions. In honor of David’s spirit, the foundation raises funds and supports various causes throughout the community. David’s wife Jill, who is also a board member, participated in Safe Harbor programs with her four sons.
“The Foundation is making the donation to celebrate the life of David by helping Safe Harbor make a difference in the lives of so many families facing the same challenges as David’s family,” said Dave Newman, board member, David B. Weiss Foundation.
For more information about Abington Memorial Hospital's Safe Harbor program, please call 215-481-5983.
About Abington Memorial Hospital
Abington Memorial Hospital is a 665-bed, acute care teaching hospital with a medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and more than 5,600 employees. These professionals provide medical care and health services to residents of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
A regional provider, Abington Memorial Hospital has the only Level II accredited trauma center in Montgomery County and offers highly specialized services in cardiac care, cancer care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, home health and maternal/child health.