WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Grief is a natural reaction after the death of someone close. Yet in our society few people are prepared for the intensity and duration of the grief process.
Although death is the most universal of human experiences, grief continues to mystify grievers and baffle those who are there to support them. People are surprised by the depth, intensity and duration of the mourning process.
Whether you are grieving, or supporting someone who has experienced the death of someone close, here are some simple truths to consider:
- It helps to share grief and express thoughts and feelings in healthy, healing ways.
- It is important to ask for help from others, no one is expected to do it all themselves.
- It is beneficial to continue to honor and maintain a loving connection to the memory of the person who died.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
OUR HOUSE grief support groups create a warm environment of safety and comfort in which children, teens, and adults find the support they need from others who have also experienced the death of someone close. Led by highly trained volunteers, groups are age- and relationship- specific. OUR HOUSE also offers grief support groups in our local schools helping grieving children in low-income, underserved areas of Los Angeles County.
OUR HOUSE is a leading provider of grief education, offering workshops, seminars, and in-service training to mental health and medical professionals, clergy, educators, and other members of the community who interact with bereaved families. The OUR HOUSE grief education program is part of the curricula for students at USC’s Keck and UCLA’s David Geffen Schools of Medicine and the American Jewish University.
OUR HOUSE is the most recognized grief support center in California. On-site grief support and interventions are available to schools and businesses throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We serve as a resource for referrals to services in centers throughout the country.
Over 250 professionally trained and supervised volunteers contribute more than 17,000 volunteer hours annually to OUR HOUSE. They bring empathy, understanding, and hope to grieving adults, teens, and children.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
Music to Grieve toListening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.Learn How Sad Music Can Help You