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News From HOPE

Happy Birthday, HOPE Connection

A long time ago, I presented a half-day workshop called “When the Group Changes.” It was about how difficult it is when any group changes and has to say goodbye. It’s hard to say goodbye, whether it’s an individual, a family or an organization. Everyone grieves. It’s a natural part of life. Life changes and whether we like it or not, it still changes. Nothing is permanent.

Resilience, hope and sometimes pure courage are some of the things that help us through… one day at a time, one step at a time, one minute at a time.

Angels Wanted

“One thing that we at HOPE know is that community heals. When compassionate hearts gather, love and comfort pour into the broken places and healing happens. It is this understanding that makes HOPE such a vibrant grief support community.” So begins the latest fundraising letter from HOPE Connection Executive Director, Dr. Jo Christner. But it is not a typical fundraising letter, because…

A Celebration Of Life

In Hebrew, the number 18 is “chai,” which means “Life.” So it is only appropriate that today – January 18, 2018 – is the official launch of HOPE Connection’s “A Celebration of Life” Bowl-a-thon. This event is being sponsored by our longtime supporter, Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, and will take place at Pinz Bowl, 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City 91604, on…

Wanted: Experienced Therapists To Join The HOPE Community

HOPE Connection is a nonprofit specializing in community grief group support. Our groups are located in West Los Angeles, Encino and Westlake Village. Currently, we’re seeking licensed therapists experienced in private practice who are interested in facilitating grief groups. Training/experience in grief work is preferred. Training/experience in group facilitation is required. We’re looking for professionals who are team players, flexible, willing to…

HOPE In The News

To read Jared Sichel’s article, “Can grieving together help cope with loss? There’s HOPE,” click here.  At HOPE Connection, we know from long experience that there is a special power within a group of people who have come together to share experiences and feelings in a safe place with others who are experiencing many of the same emotions. Recently, a reporter for…

New Beginnings Group Forming

The HOPE Connection Group, New Beginnings,  is an ongoing personal growth support group for people who have attended the two-year bereavement program and are now two years or more past the date of their loss.  This group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays  at Valley Beth Shalom and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Wilshire Temple. In order to have a healthy group, we…