March 2017 Newsletter
OUR new Alumni Web Page has launched!

- Part-Time Administrative Assistant 

A professor is born! 
Good luck to OH's Clinical Director of Adult Programs Christine Sefein in her inaugural semester teaching at her alma mater Antioch University. Christine was chosen to teach spring semester master's level students the class, "Traumatic Grief and Loss." 

Lauren Schneider

Congratulations to Lauren Schneider on celebrating her 10 year anniversary at OUR HOUSE! We're so lucky to have Lauren continually help bereaved children and teenagers in their grief journey.  
Overheard from Group Leaders
We've had leaders tell us...

"If you want to give back in the most meaningful way, consider training to be a group leader." 

"As a group leader, the process of helping people understand their grief is electrifying."

"Grief makes people of all different kinds like-minded." 
Mark Your Calendar

-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 o u must be logged into Facebook to access the group link.

Why We Run on Sunday, April 30...
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Share with us why you Run For Hope on Sunday, April 30.  Send your 15-second video to or tag us on social media #OHRun4Hope.
Calling All Campers!
Applications for kids 6-17 to attend OUR free Camp Erin in Los Angeles or Orange County are OPEN

Los Angeles : June 23-25
Orange County : July 21-23
Los Angeles : August 18-20
Medical Education Training
Med Ed Students
Pictured on March 21 are 11 first y ear medical students from  USC Keck School of Medicine after their training. 
Most unique to the OUR HOUSE education curriculum is the role we play for our future doctors . Every single medical student at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and USC Keck School of Medicine experience a grief education training with OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center and hear from alumni group members of their experiences with doctors.   Last year we trained 550 med students. 
Volunteer Opportunities
Did you know April is   
National Volunteer Awareness Month?

We offer many volunteering opportunities, 
all of which are good for your health !
Alessandra Rizzotti's Alumni Video Project
Alessandra, an MSW Candidate from CSUN who majored in Film Production at USC, combined her film and grief support skills in a recent outreach video made to inspire young people to join groups at OUR HOUSE. 

With the direction of Lauren Schneider, Alessandra created a video that removes the stigma of a grief group being "too hard."

As a Field Intern at OUR HOUSE, Alessandra will have conducted nine support groups in LAUSD, KIPP and Animo schools across Los Angeles. She has fundraised $2,000 for Run For Hope and will be volunteering at Camp Erin-LA in June.  " Being an intern has taught me how to hold space for people's grief and has shown me how communities in underserved areas respond to death. It has also helped me create meaning from my own grief after experiencing my father's death."
The Voices of Teen Leaders
The Voices of Teen Leaders