In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Mourning Hope Grief Center is working to ensure the safety of our families, volunteers and staff.
Out of consideration and concern for the health of our attendees, we have made the decision to postpone our annual fundraising breakfast, Hope in the Morning, which was scheduled for April 22, 2020. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.
Mourning Hope will also suspend all in-person support groups and appointments effective March 14. Beginning Monday, March 30, we will be providing free online grief support groups for adults and youth ages 10+. For our elementary-aged participants, we'll be sending a weekly activity via email to complete at home.
We have no doubt that the need for Mourning Hope's programs and services is going to escalate. Amid personal loss and significant disruptions to daily life, bereaved children, teens and adults are having to alter their daily lives. Although physical distancing doesn't translate to a complete lack of connection, there is no substitute for in-person hugs and shared tears. And we know that social distancing is triggering grief reactions for people who had moved toward healing on their grief journeys.
Mourning Hope is needed now, more than ever, as we mitigate this public health crisis. As a human service organization, we have an obligation to provide continuity of care to our families. We want to support you during these challenging times. If you, or someone you know, needs support after the death of someone significant, please call 402.488.8989 or email email@example.com.
- Responding to Change & Loss, a toolkit from the National Alliance for Grieving Children.
- Talking to Children About COVID-19, a guide for caregivers from the National Association of School Psychologists.
- COVID-19 Information and Resources, a guide from the National Alliance on Mental Health.
- Pandemic Resources, a collection of resources for school personnel and caregivers from the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
- Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease, a guide for caregivers from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
- Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Coronavirus from What's Your Grief.
- Resident Resources, a collection of resources available in the city of Lincoln.
- Nebraska Community Alliance to connect you with organizations and resources.