What We Do

Community Education

Community Education

Mourning Hope provides education, assistance, training, crisis support and networking to the community. Staff and trained volunteers give presentations to community groups such as schools, businesses, churches, associations and health care entities. Outreach to schools includes working with crisis intervention teams and/or teachers when there is a death or life-threatening illness in the school.

Following is a list of commonly requested topics for trainings. Often, topics are combined based on the needs of the organization.

Children and Grief - What children experience after a death and what the caregivers in their lives can do to help. 

Teens and Grief - What teens experience after a death and what the caregivers in their lives can do to help. 

Group Facilitation Skills - Learn and develop the skills you'll need to facilitate support groups for children, teens, and adults. 

Grief in the Workplace - Learn how to help grieving co-workers in the workplace. 

Upcoming Programs & Events:

Thursday, April 18

On Thursday, April 18, Mourning Hope hosts renowned author Hope Edelman as the keynote speaker for our 17th annual Hope in the Morning breakfast. At 7:00 p.m. that evening, Hope will give a free public talk and book signing at First-Plymouth Church. We are thrilled to be partnering with First-Plymouth to bring Hope's message to a wider audience. Join us for what promises to be an enlightening and empowering conversation.

Books for sale at the event courtesy of Francie & Finch Bookshop.

Childcare will be available during the program.

Hope Edelman is the author of eight nonfiction books, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers, as well as her most recent book, The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss. Her books have been published in 17 countries and 11 languages and have sold more than 1 million copies.

Hope speaks at venues and conferences all over the world and has appeared frequently on television, including Today, Good Morning America, CNN, KTLA, CBC, and Good Morning Australia. Her articles and essays have been published widely, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and more.

Hope is a certified life coach with additional training in narrative therapy and trauma support. As the founder of MotherlessDaughters.com, she creates and leads online support groups, in-person retreats, webinars, and Mother's Day programs that reach thousands of women each year.