Offering Hope to those that grieve


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Support Groups

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Grief Support Groups
Structured Support Groups
Topics related to grief are explored each week and opportunities are provided for participants to explore their healing process. Most of Cornerstone's support groups are offered at no cost. There is a $10/session fee for the Transcending Grief Series.To register for one of these groups, please call 216.524.4673. View our Support Group Offerings. To enroll in this session, you must call at least two weeks prior and have a mandatory intake meeting completed. Please note: in order to enroll in the Winter 2019 session of groups, you must have an intake completed by Friday, December 14, 2018.
View 2019 group dates.

Adult Support Groups
■ Accidental Overdose Loss | Cornerstone has recognized a great need for a support group for families that have lost a loved one to accidental overdose. This unique loss can leave families with many unanswered questions along with a myriad of difficult emotions. This group hopes to bring people together who have experienced similar losses, offer some education about the addiction process, offer support for the numerous emotional reactions to this particular loss, and provides some helpful insight into moving forward with hope.

■ Adult Grief Support | Losing a parent, sibling or friend can deeply impact an individual. This group is for all adults who are grieving the death of a loved one no matter the relationship.

■ Child Loss | The death of a child leaves parents feeling brokenhearted and alone. This group brings parents together, no matter the age of the child, to share and find hope on their journey.

■ Complicated Loss | Sometimes there are individuals in our lives that are hard to love because you may have had a difficult relationship with them. The people we lose often had very human problems-addictions, mental health issues, abuse/neglect, gambling, and infidelity. These problems had a lasting impact on your life. So, when death strikes you are left with conflicting emotions about the individual, yourself, and your relationship with them. This group offers a safe place to explore these feelings and unresolved issues with others who understand. Join us for this educational and supportive group that will provide helpful insight into moving forward with hope.

■ Murder Loss | When a person has lost a loved one to murder, it is a tragic and unique loss not always understood by others. Cornerstone of Hope is offering a group specifically for those facing this sudden loss. General bereavement issues will be addressed but with particular attention given to the specific needs that arise after a traumatic death.

■ Perinatal/Infant Loss | Losing a child in-utero or as an infant is devastating and not always acknowledged or understood by many. This group allows individuals and couples the opportunity to share this monumental loss and begin to heal together. General grief issues will be addressed, but we will also discuss the specific needs that arise after a death of an infant, whether through miscarriage, neo-natal, still birth or other infant loss (ages 2 and under).

■ Spouse Loss | The death of a spouse can leave a huge void in one’s life. This group allows those who have lost a spouse or significant other to find hope and support.

■ Suicide Loss | When a person has lost a loved one by suicide, their grief can be complicated. Cornerstone is offering a group specifically for these survivors. General bereavement issues will be addressed but with particular attention given to the specific needs that arise due to loss from suicide.

■ TAPS | TAPS is tragedy assistance for anyone who has lost a military loved one, regardless of the relationship or the circumstances of the death. Founded in 1994, TAPS is a front line resource to military families. We invite you to join us as we provide support, care and hope with fellow survivors in a spirit of friendship and understanding. You do not have to attend every month, only when you are able or feel that you need support.

■ Young Adult | This group is for people who are ages 18 through 32 years old and grieving the loss of a loved one. This group brings people together, and because of their age, they are able to find a strong support system along with education together.

Group for Children, Teens & Families
■ FLIGHT-Families living in grief and healing together | This group is specifically designed for families that are grieving the loss of a loved one. Groups are divided by age, and Art Therapists and licensed Grief Counselors use art projects, games, stories and discussion to help you along your grief journey.
Groups will be divided by age:
0-5 years old, Free Babysitting provided
6-12 years old, Kids Group
13-18 years old, Teen Group
18 and older, Adult Group

Specialty Groups
Continuing Hope Groups
These groups are for people that have previously completed a Cornerstone of Hope 8-week support group and are looking to continue their grief journey with Cornerstone of Hope.

■ Bible Study | Bible Study will help you explore God’s Word in light of grief and the spiritual issues that accompany it. It is a safe place to share your beliefs, and will help build your relationship with God while building friendships. Cornerstone offers topical Bible study covering key elements of the grieving process. Studying the Bible can help in understanding God’s role and power in our healing.

■ Transcending Grief Series | Professionally led series to support the continuation of your grief journey. We will explore a wide array of topics relevant to the grief journey with time for sharing and support. Please note: This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm. We ask that you register prior to the Monday before group if you would like to attend by calling 216.524.4673. There is a $10 per person fee, and dinner will be served.

Special Series

■ Stepping Stones | from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, February 4, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
Do you have a recent loss and are looking to connect with others? Join us for an informative group session exploring the journey through early grief. Open to those who are in the first year of loss and are new to Cornerstone of Hope’s support group program. Refreshments provided. There is no cost to attend one of these sessions.
Free of cost to attend. Please RSVP here.

■ Survivors of Suicide Loss: Friday Night Series | from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, March 1, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
You do not have to attend all, just the dates you are able. A light dinner will be provided at each session. Cost to attend is $20 each or $60 for all sessions.

Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends and communities. We hope adults affected by suicide will join us for one or all of the topics in this new, Friday evening series held at Cornerstone of Hope. Each part of this six-week series will focus on a new topic around a suicide loss with the goal of promoting healing and imparting hope to survivors. Please note that this series is for adults only. This series in presented through a partnership between Cornerstone of Hope and Suicide Postvention Response Team, Serving Cuyahoga County.
View the flyer
Please RSVP here.

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