Center for Loss & Hope
At the Center for Loss & Hope we know that the death of someone you love is one of life’s most difficult challenges. When grief comes to us—either while we’re anticipating the loss of a loved one, as they are dying, or after they’re gone—we can feel a lot of different emotions and physical sensations: pain, isolation, depression, confusion, anger, and resentment; stress, sleeplessness, tension, stomach problems, and so on. It can be hard and frightening to face our grief. But if we can find companions along the way, we can find our way toward hope again.
The staff at the Center for Loss & Hope are companions in grief. And in a virtual way, so is this website. Here you’ll not only have access to our staff, but you’ll also find a wide range of support programs for adults, teens, and children at no cost to the participant—that’s our commitment to the common good.
Our services are made possible by kind and generous donors who know the importance of finding hope again after loss. If you would like to give to make our services possible to others, please contact Louise Joyce, Director of Community Programs at email@example.com.
Grief is the sadness and pain we feel when we lose something or someone important to us. It’s natural to feel this way, and it’s a part of being human. At YoloCares, we understand that everyone goes through a unique and personal journey of grief; no two people experience grief in the same way because it’s shaped by who you are, what you’ve been through, the love you’ve given and received, and what’s happening in your life right now.
So, at the Center for Loss & Hope, we won’t try to fit your grief experience into a standard mold or treat it as a sickness. Grief can’t be put in a box. And it’s not an illness like Covid or cancer. It’s a normal response to loss, even though it can be very painful and unwanted. You might worry that your grief is something that can’t be fixed; hearing that might feel scary.
It’s true that you might always feel some kind of sadness about the person who has died, especially if you loved them very much. But with support and understanding, that sadness will soften, and you will learn to live with your grief.
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The Center for Loss & Hope Leadership
and certified CareDoula®
Grief Group Coordinator
Director of Center for Loss & Hope
Grief Specialist and YoloCares for Kids Coordinator