MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER
NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS
Remembering Those Who Have Died on Memorial DayRemembering



On Memorial day, we take pause to remember and pay tribute to those Americans who died in active military service. In her Huffington Post article, Grief and the Veteran: An Inside Look, OUR HOUSE's Clinical Director of Adult Programs and Education, Fredda Wasserman, discusses grief Veterans may be carrying but not mentioning. If you or someone you know has experienced a death, please take the time you need to process your grief. To all those who have served our country or who are remembering a Veteran, may Memorial Day bring some measure of peace and calm to your heart. CLICK HERE to read more.

2016 Run For Hope HighlightsRun





On May 1st, over 1,700 participants gathered to run in honor and remembrance of those who have died. The annual 5k included an In-Memory Ceremony and festival filled with vendors, children's games, and a variety of entertainment. Check out the video to catch some of the highlights and view pictures from the event  HERE.
CAMP ERIN - LA Camp

The first session of Camp Erin-Los Angeles is almost here which means it's 
our favorite time of year in the Children's Program at OUR HOUSE.



Clinical Director of Camp Erin-LA, Lauren Schneider, says "I've never seen a program that is more effective in such a short amount of time as our camp.  It's truly magical!"   Children are transformed when they recognize they don't have to grieve alone, they can express their thoughts and feelings, have fun and learn coping skills to use in their everyday lives. Each summer, about 150 children participate in the weekend-long camp which combines fun, outdoor camp experiences with grief support.  Camp Coordinator, Karissa Provost, says that "our biggest challenge each year is finding enough male volunteers to serve the male grieving children who apply."  If you or someone you know want to make a difference and ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in Camp Erin-LA, please click the Volunteer Application button below!
 
Applications are available for our 2016 Camp Erin - LA sessions
June 10-12 & August 19-21  

"I had a blast here at Camp. It was amazing. For 5 years I've been carrying the death of my dad, but during the ceremony we did here at camp, now I think I am ready to remember the good times. 
I loved my time here! Thank you."
- Jessica, Age 15

     
 
For additional details and more information on Camp Erin - LA,
VOLUNTEER GROUP LEADER TRAINING Volunteer

Would You Like to Make a Difference? 
We are looking for compassionate & caring volunteers to lead support groups for adults, children and teens who have experienced the death of someone close. 

Next Volunteer Group Leader Training: 
For leading Adult groups: 3 Wednesdays:    July 6, 13, and 20
For leading Child & Teen groups: 4 Wednesdays July 6, 13, 20, and 27


For additional training dates and more information on 
volunteer opportunities 


"Volunteering at Camp Erin is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Witnessing a group of children brought together by grief, become joined by love and leave with the knowledge that they are deeply understood, is a gift that continues to touch my heart and contributes to my own healing." 

- Ashley Karatsonyi, Camp Erin - LA Volunteer

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION  CEU
        
Grief Specialist Training For Professionals (21 CEUs)

July 27,28,29 (Wed-Fri) -- 8:45am-5pm - West Los Angeles

This 3-day intensive training provides in-depth education including intervention strategies and hands-on practice for those who wish to become a Grief Specialist for children and adults. This training provides 21 CEUs.

Register by July 13th and save!
 

 CLICK HERE for more information and to register

ANNOUNCING OUR HOUSE'S NEWEST LOCATION location
       
Mid-City/Koreatown Grief Support Groups 
OUR HOUSE is excited to announce our  3rd location, located at the Karsh Family Social Service Center in Mid-City/Koreatown! 

We are currently holding our free support groups for grieving Spanish-speaking adults at this location and have a wait list forming for our Adult, Child and Adolescent groups. For more information on our wait list, please call (888) 417-1444. To join a Spanish-language group, please contact Loren Delgado at Loren@OurHouse-Grief.org

Grupo GRATUITO de Apoyo al Duelo para Adultos en español. Grupo de apoyo en español para adultos que han experimentado la muerte de un ser querido. Para más información llame a Loren Delgado: 
Loren@OurHouse-Grief.org
STAFF SPOTLIGHTstaff

Welcome Our New Additions

Brenda Hernandez, MA is joining our clinical staff as an Intake Coordinator.  Brenda will be the first point of contact for callers seeking a grief support group or referrals.  Next time you are in the office, please take a moment to introduce yourself!

Shahana Shah, MA is joining our Development team as our new Marketing Manager.  Shahana will be running our social media, website, and bringing greater awareness of OUR HOUSE in our communities.  Next time you are in the office or on social media, please take a moment to say hi!
OUR HOUSE Job Opportunity  job

Associate Clinical Director/Clinical Coordinator

Join a dynamic team of professionals committed to serving the needs of grievers at California's leading provider of grief support services. Seeking an experienced LCSW or LMFT with strong supervisory, leadership, organizational, public speaking, and writing skills. Additional responsibilities include: conducting groups, training/supervising volunteers, presenting educational workshops for medical/mental health professionals, and networking in community-based collaborations. Opportunities for advancement. Send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to Randi@OurHouse-Grief.org . No telephone inquires please.

OUR HOUSE Alumnus Holds Tribute Event to His Sister Upcoming
  

All proceeds will be donated to OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center. 
For more details please contact Bobby Kraft at bobbykkraft@gmail.com.
 

OurHouse-Grief.org / (888) 417-1444