New Hope’s Mission is to help bereaved children & families find hope, healing and a community to connect with.
Death happens everyday, unfortunately, many people don’t have the support they need. Since 2003, New Hope Grief Support Community has been serving bereaved children and families in the Greater Long Beach area and surrounding communities. Our mission is to help bereaved children and families find hope and healing. We understand that after someone dies it can bring feelings of isolation and loneliness and most people don’t know where to turn. New Hope offers community based programs led by people who genuinely care and have experienced a death themselves. Together, through peer support groups, family camps, community groups and dinner parties we offer an opportunity to share experiences and feelings in a safe environment free of judgement. Our vision is to see bereaved children and families with strong support systems living good and flourishing lives after loss.
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.