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New Hope is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes and the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.  We are a powerful organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing grieving families in their time of need and beyond. We meet people wherever they are in their grief-journey, remind them they are not alone and come alongside them to provide them with the peer support, encouragement, tools, and care they need to move towards their new-normal.

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that for over 14 years has been committed to serving the Greater Long Beach area and surrounding communities.  New Hope’s Annual Community Support Campaign is an impressive volunteer effort, with many volunteers who share the New Hope story in the community and encourage friends, family and colleagues to invest in the lives of grieving individuals and families.  The acts of giving and volunteering bring wholeness to people, organizations, and communities.

Every year New Hope provides program scholarships from our Family Assistance Program (FAP) to help hundreds of people of all ages and all walks of life deal with their grief in more positive and healthy ways which lead them to their new normal.  Our Campaign ensures that no one is denied the opportunity to share in the New Hope experience due to an inability to pay. The Community Support Campaign provides an opportunity for your help and financial support to continue our mission of hope and healing.


New Hope is grateful and excited to have Dr. Jonathan Blitzer lead as our Campaign Chairman.  Dr. Jonathan Blitzer was born in New York City and educated at Brown University. He received his Medical Degree at SUNY Upstate Medical Center and moved to Long Beach in 1986 . Dr. Blitzer currently works at the Oncology Hematology Consultants Medical Group within the Memorial Care Medical Group in Long Beach and is an Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. Irvine.  He is  married to his amazing wife Carole Warde, M.D. and they have two beautiful children, Rachel and Jacob. Dr. Blitzer also serves on the New Hope Board of Directors.