October 2018 Newsletter
Night for Hope
Learn about the Associate Board, the group of 24 amazing individuals behind the Night for Hope...
taking it back to 1993 in honor of OUR 25th Anniversary!
Over the next three months, featured here will be randomly selected members (yes, we resorted to picking out of a hat) and their early 90's photos.
Meet Logan Kinsey

Q: How did you get involved with OUR HOUSE and the Associate Board?
A: My mom died from cancer in 2017 and shortly after I joined a Grieving A Parent Group. Towards the end, I was dreading the final moments – being in the same room with others who understood my loss wasn’t something I wanted to let go of.  And I didn’t have to.  I reached out to see how I could stay connected and give back to this organization that had made such an impact on my life.  As one of the newest members, I am proud to continue to be a part of OUR HOUSE alongside others who feel the same connection as I do.  

Q: What 90's TV character do you most relate to?
A: I used to stay up past my bedtime to sneak in Friends. I’m definitely a Phoebe — weird, wacky... and I flap my arms when I run. 
Meet Sarah Brown

Q: How did you get involved with OUR HOUSE and the Associate Board?
A: I didn't know about OUR HOUSE after my dad unexpectedly died in 2015, but desperately wished I had. When one of my colleagues, Reva, who now serves on the Board of Directors suggested I find a way to get connected, it was a natural fit. I know that my dad would be proud of the work I am doing to help people like me who have had someone die find hope through grief.

Q: What 90's TV character do you most relate to?
A: Home Improvement--I actually relate with Wilson, the neighbor. I might not show you all of myself right away, but I'm always available to lend an ear and share my thoughts.
OUR 1st Game Day!
November 10 Game Day Tickets

But it's note too late to participate in the Raffle & Sponsorships!
House of Hope Gala Highlights
The Gala was record breaking and beyond our wildest dreams!
  • Over 600 people in attendance
  • Over $950,000 raised!
Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to this very special evening. Learn more and see photos HERE
Honorees Edie Lutnick, Dan Fogelman &
Jory Goldman
Watch the story of OUR HOUSE's Longest Serving Volunteers
Learn how OUR HOUSE helped
Jory, Charley and Jocelyn on their grief journey
Día de Los Muertos
For the second year in a row, our Spanish Satellite Program participated in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Día de Los Muertos. Our commemorative altar featured a grief activity that allowed the public to write words describing their grief on rocks that were then placed on “grief beach.” 

We are proud to continue spreading awareness about grief support and our services while joining our LA Latin American community on November 2 in commemorating the day of the dead.
Featured in Newman's Own Foundation, Common Good, Sharing Stories of Everyday Good
A different approach to grieving

After the death of someone close, a griever's world turns upside down. Waves of emotion, including sadness, loneliness, anger, and yearning can make life feel overwhelming. A sense of disbelief leads some to ask themselves, "How can this be real? ...

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OUR HOUSE Happenings
OUR HOUSE Welcomes New Staff!
Elsa Stefanian, LCSW
Clinical Director of Adult Programs

Elsa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive work experience in acute medical settings both as a line social worker as well as a leader. She has been in management since 2002 and was on the Board for the Society for Social Work Leadership in HealthCare - Southern California. Elsa understands that grief is an integral part of living, with direct impact on one’s quality of life. As such, she is eagerly anticipating her work with OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center staff and volunteers in supporting them, as well as establishing effective processes to ensure delivery of best practices for all who come through the doors of OUR HOUSE.
Donate your Halloween Candy!
OUR moments of sweetness rely on your generosity. Thank you in advance for making OUR groups sweeter with your leftover candy donations. Email us for more info.
Career Opportunities
Please spread the word and learn more about the position HERE !
Volunteer Group Leader Opportunities
Winter 2019
  • Four Wednesdays -January 9, 16, 23 & 30

Spring 2019
  • No spring training

Winter 2019
  • Three Wednesdays -January 9, 16 & 23

Spring 2019
  • Three Saturdays-March 30, April 6 & 13
Mark Your Calendar!