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November 2, 2009

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  1. 1. November 2, 2009 Name Address Address2 City State Zip Dear Constituent Name Last year’s economy was a testing time for many people and businesses in our community. The continuing economic challenges have increased the number of people seeking our services and the complexity of issues that we support at The Center. Fortunately, to date, we have weathered those challenges so that the hundreds of children, teens and families who have been impacted by the loss of a loved one can still receive support free of charge for as long as needed. We have managed to maintain those services by tapping into our small reserves and our deepest hope this year is that we are able to restore those reserves and continue to meet expanding demand. In the last year we have increased support for adults by expanding our Bereaved Parents Group and adding a support group for widows, widowers and others who have lost a partner to death. Our Tender Living Care program has added a group for young adults dealing with a serious or life threatening illness and we are translating our TLC book, A Family’s Journey, into Spanish to meet a growing demographic throughout our region. It has been critical to provide additional adult services to ensure that spaces for grieving children remain open on our nights of service as families were staying longer. We have increased the number of support groups offered to incarcerated youth at the Long Creek Youth Development Center, enhanced our speaker series for our families, volunteers and the wider community with guest speakers such as Donna Schuurman, Lynn Plourde and Ann Hood and also added a third school to our Multicultural Peer Support program. As an agency that does not receive state or federal funding nor charge for services, we trust that you will continue your generous financial support as you have for many years to provide for those in need after the death of a loved one. Children who are supported in the grief are less likely to complete suicide, abuse alcohol and drugs, experience behavioral disorders and more likely to complete high school. Without your consistent commitment, the impact The Center provides to families in our community would be significantly reduced. My hope is that you will remember The Center at this time of year as you have done for so many years in the past and help each child, teen and family member work through their own unique grief and find new hope. Warm Regards, Anne Lynch Executive Director

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