For years, my personal mission statement has been to help hurting people find hope. I am grateful to be a part of an organization with the same mission.
I've started with New Hope Center for Grief Support in 2014. During this time, I've heard heartbreaking and tragic stories, many of which I never thought possible. But I've also heard people share their stories of hope, stating how "New Hope saved my life." I've watched people embrace their grief, do the hard work necessary for healing, and experience life changing new beginnings. These same people are now the ones who are using their stories, skills, and "scars" to help others find hope.
This ministry has also made a personal impact on my family. My wife and I both lost our moms in 2014, and our families were forever changed. I've witnessed first hand how incredibly helpful it is to be around other people who understand the overwhelming nature of grief. There's something special about being connected to others who "get it" and don't expect you to explain why your strugging to form a sentance or staring off blankly into the sky. Grief is a journey, and even as an employee, New Hope has helped find hope, experience healing, and given me an opportunity for new beginnings.
Each of our grief programs are offered at no cost strictly because of the generosity of people who see a need and are willing to invest their time, energy, and resources to bring hope to grieving adults and children after the death of a loved one.
Please know that while you may never meet the person, your gift will truly help save a life!
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