After the death of someone close, your world turns upside down. Waves of emotion including sadness, loneliness, anger, yearning, and shock surge through you. Tasks that need to be accomplished feel insurmountable. You are exhausted at times and restless at others. You may experience a sense of disbelief and ask yourself “How can this be real?”
Grief is challenging and takes many forms. It can be overwhelming physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Perhaps you are sleeping more than usual or find that you are unable to fall or stay asleep. You notice changes in your appetite. Along with a roller-coaster of emotions, thoughts and memories are unexpectedly triggered. Spiritual questions may arise. As you move along your journey towards hope and healing, being with others who are experiencing some of the same feelings you are provides comfort and support.
New Hope provides grief support groups that address the needs of all sorts of losses. Each persons grief is unique to the relationship to the person who died. In a New Hope group there may be individuals who have experienced a variety of loses, including:
- Adults who have experienced the death of a loved one
- Young Adults who have experienced the death of a loved one
- Spouse Loss for people who experienced the death of significant other (wife, husband, boy/girlfriend, partner, etc.)
- Infant loss for parents who have experienced the death of a son or daughter (birth–3 years old)
- Child loss for parents who have experienced the death of a son or daughter (4 years old and up)
Application for an Adult Support Group
Each grief group consist of eight to twelve members. The intimate home-like atmosphere helps to create a sense of community and support where feelings and memories can be expressed. The group provides an environment for sharing, learning, and healing. Each support group runs for 9 weeks, and meets once a week for 1.5 hours. The cost for the program is $60 which is used to help cover your materials, the facility, and registration.
We ask everyone to start the application process by filling out the form below. Your information will be kept confidential. Once you submit your initial application, someone from our Support Team will contact you by phone. Filling out the form is the beginning of the application process and does not guarantee or hold a spot in a group.
If you do not wish to complete the form below, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 562-429-0075 ext 2. Please be sure to include your phone number and let us know in your message that you prefer not to submit your application online.
Although we charge a registration fee, we will never turn anyone away because they cannot afford to pay the full $60.