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 for 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 Blvd and Wardlow Rd. 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.  Those who are frequently a part of each New Hope group include the following:

  • Adults who have experienced the death of a loved one, parent, spouse, or sibling.
  • 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.

How do I register for a group?

Please call New Hope at (562) 429-0075 ext 2 to register over the phone for a grief support group.

How much does it cost to attend a grief support group?

There is a $60.00 registration and materials fee. We do not want money to hinder or discourage anyone from getting the support they need after a loss, so scholarships are available. Donations are welcomed.

When are groups held?

Groups are held weeknights, usually 7-8:30pm, in Long Beach. They  meet once a week for nine weeks.

Can I drop in?

Because the information shared in group is confidential, we do not permit drop-ins. Please call to preregister.

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.

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.

Make a donation:New Hope depends on generous donations to continue serving grieving people.