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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our friends from HOPE Connection! The words from this blessing read:A New Year’s BlessingMay God make your year a happy one!Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;Not by making your path easy,But by making you sturdy to travel any path;Not by taking hardships from you,But by…

HOPE Connection: Our Grief Support Group Philosophy

Since 1979, HOPE Connection, a Los Angeles Grief Support Group, has helped individuals grieve and heal. For over 35 years, HOPE Connection has provided a safe place for individuals to grieve. The key to that longevity  is that HOPE provides these services by using only licensed therapists to facilitate groups in a supportive, safe, non-judgmental setting.  Our groups are focused on specific losses:…

An Important Holiday Message

There’s no place like “HOPE” for the Holidays.

The first time a loved one is absent for the holidays a griever may conclude that all of the progress and healing that has taken place has vanished.

Starting with Thanksgiving and through New Year’s are the days on which mourners are reminded of loss by the painful absence of their loved one. Feelings of longing and sadness are especially acute this time of year.

In our culture there is a strong expectation of a “Norman Rockwell” holiday with loved ones harmoniously gathered around the hearth. This expectation burdens many individuals, not just those who are mourning.

We are bombarded with

President’s Letter

Ana, my wife of 41 years, passed away suddenly in late 2001. I was devastated and lost. I knew that I needed to find support to get through the grieving process. I found HOPE and began attending the groups. Group members became an important part of my healing. I developed many friendships that now continue 10 years later. The miracle of HOPE is…