January Newsletter
In This Issue
What's happening at
Mid-City location!
We are excited to share that we have an English-language, general grief group at our newly co-located office in Mid-City/Koreatown at the Karsh Center. 

We are building waitlists for a SPANISH-language general grief group and CHILDREN'S grief 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!
Children Grieve Too contains guidelines for parents or guardians to use during the
critical first years following the death of a parent or sibling.
To read the full description and purchase this insightful read, please   click here
OUR HOUSE Volunteer Group Leader Testimonials
"I came to volunteer at OUR HOUSE after seeing how helpful support groups during grief were to my best friend and his family following the death of his brother. I saw how their time at OUR HOUSE helped them transition through the most difficult time in their lives. The next summer I applied to be a volunteer and after my interview and training, began to co-lead a group of Littles. Watching children grow through their grief and find ways to remain hopeful is inspiring. Seeing their resilience and courage helps  me just as much as I help them. "
Chris, 36
Mark Your Calendar

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

CEU Training
-Feb. 1-3

Run For Hope
-Apr. 30

Alumni Corner

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

Stay Updated on Alumni Events and More: 
OUR HOUSE is proud to announce we have a new Facebook group only open to alumni.  Click here to join the alumni group and stay updated on upcoming alumni events and opportunities. You must be logged in to Facebook to access the group link.

An OUR HOUSE Love Story

We met in the OUR HOUSE Woodland Hills Lobby.  Sarah and I were both two years out from losing our spouses and our children were members of the same support group for kids whose parent died.   Sarah's daughter Hailey was thirteen years old and my son, Josh was eleven. Though their ages differed, they both shared a special bond.

The lobby was always filled with parents and guardians sitting around, some conversing with one another and some sitting quietly.  Sarah and I had conversations about all kinds of subjects. During this time of change and uncertainly, one thing was clear, we had a connection.  I was ready to ask for her business card, but took six weeks to get the courage to act.  Soon after, we met for lunch and a friendship began.  We went bike riding a few times with the kids and then Sarah made a very bold move. She asked me to dinner... without the kids.
Our dinner lasted for four hours at an Italian Restaurant and the relationship began.  It was as if the world stopped while we dined and talked.  The connection was extraordinary.  We found each other while not looking to meet.  We were friends first and we fell in love with each other because it was meant to be.
Both Sarah and I participated in our own OUR HOUSE groups as well.  OUR HOUSE has helped all of us learn how to move forward, begin the healing process, and come to realize that life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain.
On September 25, 2016 we married in Malibu surrounded by family and friends.  It was so appropriate that Sarah's Maid of Honor was Hailey and my Best man was Josh.
Though we were brought together by heartache, and a circumstance neither of us could have imagined, we are living in the silver lining. We look forward to blending our families together!

Make your new years resolution to help those around you. Volunteer at OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center.

Don't miss our next  volunteer training!

April 19, 26, and May 3, 2017   ( Wednesdays)
West Los Angeles

Training consists of grief education, awareness of your own grief process, understanding the OUR HOUSE model, and learning group leader skills. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer group leader or want to learn more, please complete the online application here.
8th Annual Run For Hope

Sunday, April 30
Discount Early Registration Opens on Wednesday, January 25
Continuing Education
Grief Specialist Training For Professionals

Take Advantage of Student Discounts and Register Today!  
February 1, 2, and 3rd, 2017   ( Wed-Fri)
San Fernando Valley

This 3-day intensive training provides in-depth education including interventions and experiential practice for those who wish to become Grief Specialists for children and adults.  21 CEUs   provided.