February Newsletter
OUR new website has launched!

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This month at Karsh:
OUR Mid-City location
OUR HOUSE Karsh Staff from L to R: Joanne Weingarten, Loren Delgado, Brenda Hernandez 

We are excited to share that we have English-language, general grief groups at our newly co-located office in Mid-City/Koreatown at the Karsh Center. 

We are building waitlists for children's grief group and additional adult groups. 

Please call our main line 
(310) 473-1511 to inquire about any of these groups and be sure to share this information with friends, family, and colleagues in the neighborhood.
OUR HOUSE
Happenings
 
At the   13th Annual California Childhood Grief and Traumatic Loss Conference our own Lauren Schneider was awarded the 2017 Dr. Michael Durfee Award
for her inspiration and commitment to restoring joy to children and families. Lauren was a panelist for the conference's morning and lunch plenary sessions, and lead an afternoon workshop as well. We are so proud of her and delighted for her to receive this recognition.
From a
Group Member
"OUR HOUSE is a very special place. After my fianc├ę died, I was terrified; I had never felt such pain or isolation and did not know how I would survive. OUR HOUSE knew that about me the moment I walked in and was the only place I felt safe. The women that worked with me are angels, for whom I will always be grateful. OUR HOUSE is a remarkable home for healing, and discovery; it has left a profound mark on my life and in my heart. If you have lost someone you cannot live without, give yourself the gift of OUR HOUSE. You need to feel the compassion of people who will face grief with you; you need a bridge to support and guide you. OUR HOUSE is that bridge.
    -Madeline
Mark Your Calendar

3 Volunteer Trainings
-April 19, 26 & May 3
-July 12, 19 & 26
-September 9, 16 & 23

Run For Hope
-April 30

Camp Erin
-June 23-25 (LA)
-July 21-23 (OC)
-August 18-20 (LA)

Alumni Corner

Are you looking for a way to get involved with OUR HOUSE as an Alum? 

Stay Updated on Alumni Events and More by joining the closed Facebook Alumni group. Click  here. Note y ou must be logged into Facebook to access the group link.


Run For Hope Team Spotlight
A Journey of Healing...
The Personal Story Behind TSA Tragedy

On November 1, 2013, a shooting occurred at 9:20 a.m. in Terminal 3 at LAX that took the life of U.S. Government TSA Officer, Gerardo Hernandez.

Gerardo's wife, their 14-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter felt as though their lives had also ended that morning.  Then, a friend introduced them to OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center.

Four months later, both Stephanie and Luis were enrolled in separate grief support groups with youth their own age.  All participants were also grieving the death of a parent, so Stephanie and Luis found immediate comfort in knowing they were not alone. Little by little, they both were able to get their lives back on track and focus on school again. 

Today, Ana tells us that her children are thriving. "Luis will earn his high school diploma this June and has already been accepted to 7 great universities, all with scholarships for academic achievement!"

"Stephanie is 15-years old now, has just entered into high school and will celebrate her quincea├▒era in July.  My kids are great and I want to give them full credit for their successes, but I will tell you that I don't know where we would be without the OUR HOUSE support and love." 

Ana, Luis and Stephanie will all be participating in the 2017 OUR HOUSE Run for Hope to honor the memory of their beloved husband and dad, Gerardo Hernandez. 

Who will you walk for on Sunday, April 30? Click here to  REGISTER

New Job Opening at West LA Center
Clinical Coordinator: Camp & Children's Programs
Please share this job opportunity with anyone you think would be a great addition to OUR HOUSE.
 
Clinical Coordinator of Camp & Children's Programs
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center seeks a Full-Time clinical professional at the West LA Center to coordinate all aspects of Camp Erin-LA and our Children & Adolescent Program. Join the premiere grief support center in LA to support grieving children and families, train & supervise volunteer group leaders, lead grief support groups, and conduct outreach and educational presentations in the community.

Qualifications: LCSW or LMFT, experience working with children and families, strong public speaking; attention to detail, creativity, organizational and writing skills required; Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualified professionals can send letters of interest, resumes & salary requirements to  Lauren Schneider, LCSW,  Clinical Director of Children's Programs at  lauren@ourhouse-grief.org
No telephone inquiries please.
8th Annual Run For Hope
  
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Run For Hope Event Volunteers Needed- Day Of and Week Prior.
    • Day of duties include: set-up and break-down, cheering along the route, passing out medals, and to assist at various booths during the festival!
    • Week prior duties include: sign-prep and organize participants' personalized shirts. 
  • Adult Group Leader Volunteer Training- April 19, 26 & May 3
    • Looking for volunteers who are bilingual in Spanish and English 
    • For more info click here