About New Hope

New Hope’s Mission is to help grieving people find hope and healing after a loved one dies. 

Since 2000, New Hope Grief Support Community has been serving grieving children and families in the Greater Long Beach area and surrounding communities. Grief and loss are inevitable visitors into everyone’s life and without help many people cannot recover.  New Hope helps grieving people discover their new normal after a loved one dies. Not facing grief can leave people and their relationships crippled and can be a drain on individuals and families. New Hope’s programs show that sharing experiences and feelings in safe environment free of judgement and with proper guidance can lead people to understanding and healing after a loved one dies. We believe supportive grief groups can help people on their journey of grief to discover they are not alone and gain the tools and support they need to carry on. New Hope is here to assist children, families and individuals in their moment of need and beyond.

The Vision:

Empowering grieving people to connect with community.

Our Values:

Service: Service calls us to use our gifts, talents and abilities to advance the genuine well being of our community and those we serve. 

Excellence: Excellence commits us to challenge ourselves to utilize our passion, resources and talents — intellectual, social, physical, and ethical.

Relational: We value the relationships that we have with our community, our partners, each other, and those we serve. We believe that our relationships with others are the most valuable resource we have.  The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart –Helen Keller–

Compassion:  Compassion compels us to stand with and embrace others in their suffering so that they may find hope and healing.  Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of kindness, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Diversity: Diversity builds a community that fosters a climate that is open and welcoming to diverse people, ideas and perspectives; that promotes a constructive discourse on the nature of diversity; and that engages staff, volunteers, clients and the community in activities that promote New Hope’s core values.

Integrity: Integrity gives us the ability to realize the greater good in our actions and programs and challenges us to look at our work and ourselves holistically.