Frequently Asked Questions
What is New Hope Grief Support Community?
New Hope is a nonprofit, nonsectarian Grief Support Community who desires to support grieving people and to help them find hope and healing. We offer grief support groups that are age specific for children, teens, young adults, and adults. New Hope also offers Family Camps, School-Based grief support groups, Seminars and Educational Opportunities on grief and loss, Post-Crisis Grief Intervention for businesses and the community, grief support resources and referrals.
Where is New Hope located?
New Hope is located in Long Beach, CA. Our are major cross streets are Bellflower and Wardlow. We rent space on the campus of The Neighborhood Church located at 3443 San Anseline Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808.
Are your groups for people dealing with any type of grief and loss?
No. New Hope’s grief support groups are a safe haven specifically for people grieving the death of a loved one.
How do I register for a group?
Please call New Hope at (562) 429-0075 to register over the phone for a grief support group.
How much does it cost to attend a grief support group?
There is no charge for our groups. We do not want money to hinder or discourage anyone from getting the support they need after a loss. Donations are welcomed.
When are groups held?
Groups are held weeknights, usually 7-8:30pm, in Long Beach. They usually meet once a week for eight weeks. Please check back 2015 forming soon.
Can I drop in?
Due to the confidential nature of each group, we do not permit drop-ins. Please call to pre-register.
Who leads the support groups?
Each group is led by one or two volunteer group facilitators. Our facilitators have each experienced the loss of a loved one, attended a past grief group, and been given time to heal. They have then returned to us with the desire to be trained to lead grief groups. They are compassionate people who care about the healing of others.
Does New Hope offer one-on-one counseling?
New Hope does not have one-on-one counseling. We aid grieving people through grief support groups, family camps, and our book resources.
What types of activities do children/teens participate in during support groups?
Activities for children and teen grief support groups include conversation, games, arts, and crafts that help the child/teen to further process and understand their grief.
Who else will be in my group?
New Hope offers groups for:
- Adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.
- Parents who have experienced the death of a son or daughter.
- Parents who have experienced the death of an infant, 3 yrs or younger.
- Young Adults (age 18-35) who have experienced the death of a loved one.
- Teens (age 13-18) who have experienced the death of a loved one.
- Children (age 5-12) who have experienced the death of a loved one.
- Mrs. Beens Program is designed to provide death, burial and cremation education. It also includes funeral and memorial understanding.
How is New Hope funded?
As a nonprofit organization, New Hope relies on the generosity of its donors for funding. New Hope is supported by individuals, corporations, and grants. We also have several annual fundraisers to support the organization.
How can I support New Hope?
Volunteer: Become a group leader, help out around the office, or help with events and family camp. You can make a donation–New Hope depends on generous donations to continue serving grieving people.