For many grief brings a feeling of isolation and aloneness. There are times when we want nothing more than solitude, escape, privacy – a quiet place to be alone with our memories and our pain. The thought of facing others—whether family, friends, or coworkers—is unbearable.
Grief presents us with a wash of emotion seldom experienced. The depth and breadth of feeling encountered in grief is overwhelming. Sadness, fear, shame, loneliness, anxiety, anger, longing, tiredness, depression, shock, and disbelief are some of the emotions we experience in grief.
In the midst of our grief, life seems to have ended not just for our loved one, but we feel it too. Life can seem hardly worth living. However, as healing begins and new light and life once again seem possible, we begin to realize that the opportunity, now, is to find new meaning and discover a way to move forward.
New Hope provides grief support groups that address the needs of all sorts of losses. Each person’s grief is as unique as our relationship with the person who died. In a New Hope group there may be individuals who have experienced a variety of loses, including those who have lost a spouse, significant other, life partner, sibling, friend, parent, or child. All are looking for support, encouragement, and the strength to feel better.
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. There is a fee to attend the group 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 $75.