August 2018 Newsletter
Camp Erin LA Highlights!
The August session marked:
  • OUR 10th anniversary of Camp Erin LA!
  • OUR 16th camp session
  • 76 amazing campers
  • 59 volunteers
  • 13 staff members
Thank you to everyone who worked so tirelessly giving these children an opportunity to grieve together and find hope that they are not alone. Through the power of our community, magic truly happens.
Special Guest TJ Jackson Shared his Grief Story with Campers
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TJ posing with some excited campers!
OUR HOUSE Happenings
Volunteer Spotlight
Recognizing Ellen: The Longest-Serving Child & Adolescent Support Group Leader! 
Q: How did you learn about OUR HOUSE?
A: I first heard about OUR HOUSE at a baby shower where I was seated with Jo-Ann (Lautman). She learned that I was a social worker, asked for my card, and initially called me every several months. At the time I had very young children and didn’t feel the timing was right. When my kids started preschool a number of the parents at the school were involved with OH. I initially got involved with fundraising and when I was ready, went through training and began doing groups 18 years ago.

Q: Why do you continue to volunteer as a group leader?
A:   I feel that it is an honor and a privilege to accompany children on their journey through grief toward hope and healing. It is an extremely rewarding experience witnessing the positive changes group makes to these children’s lives. 

Q: In honor of our 25th anniversary, what were you doing when you were 25?
A:    I was working as a Social Worker in County Mental Health. 
What OUR Group Members Are Saying About Us
From an Alum:

"I’m so grateful for Our House. Going through the grief process is like being on another planet. Our House connected me to others who were also searching for words to feelings that were beyond description. The facilitators of our group provided a space in which we could experience loss without apology. I’ve never identified with total strangers before in the way that I did at Our House. Together, we found our way back to earth."
Career Opportunities
Please spread the word and learn more about the position HERE !
Volunteer Opportunities
Find the Position that is Right for You!
Are you looking for a rewarding and fulfilling way to give back? Take our NEW Volunteer Quiz and check out our Volunteer Toolkit: your one-stop shop for everything you'll need for successful volunteering!
2018/2019 Volunteer Group Leader Training Dates
Fall 2018
  • Three Saturdays & One Wednesday-September 8, 15, 22 & 26 
Winter 2019
  • Four Wednesdays -January 9, 16, 23 & 30

  • Three Saturdays -September 8, 15 & 22
Winter 2019
  • Three Wednesdays -January 9, 16 & 23
Mark Your Calendar!