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  • 4 Key Coping Skills While Grieving September 1, 2020 All Locations   The death of a loved one may deeply impact friends and family. Overcome with grief, many can’t bear the thought of living without that person and may feel that there is no end to their suffering. However, with the…...
  • Our Need For God August 4, 2020 All Locations         Maria Miravalle Cornerstone of Hope Cleveland Office’s Spiritual Care Coordinator         “I feel lost…” “I need prayers - I have just been diagnosed with…” “I need prayers for my marriage…” “I don’t  know…...
  • Grief Camps Q&A July 9, 2020 All Locations     In anticipation of this year’s youth bereavement camps, we had some questions for our staff about last year’s camp program and issues faced by grieving children and teens.  Even though this year’s camp experience will be slightly altered…...
  • Isolation vs. Loneliness June 12, 2020 All Locations     Often when we think of loss and grief, we think about the death of someone we love. The loss of a loved one through death is tragic and unimaginable, and no loss can compare to a death. We…...
  • Love. The Most Essential Thing. April 27, 2020 All Locations     Ty Morgan, MSW, LISW-S Cornerstone of Hope Cleveland Office's Spiritual Care Coordinator/Clinician       We all have experienced it, lived it and share it. It is universal to all of humanity. It is the most powerful, most needed,…...
  • In The Garden... April 8, 2020 All Locations     Ty Morgan, MSW, LISW-S Cornerstone of Hope Cleveland Office's Spiritual Care Coordinator/Clinician     This week leading up to Easter Sunday is a customary time of deep reflection.  As we pray and remember our Lord’s steps towards His Passion…...
  • The Pandemic of Loss March 23, 2020 All Locations     Julia Ellifritt LISW-S Director of Education & Community Engagement   Has been with Cornerstone of Hope for 15 years. Her experiences include caring for the terminally ill and their families, bereavement care services, community education, traumatic death interventions,…...
  • Caring For The Caregiver: 10 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself March 16, 2020 All Locations     Julia Ellifritt LISW-S Director of Education and Community Engagement   Has been with Cornerstone of Hope for 15 years. Her experiences include caring for the terminally ill and their families, bereavement care services, community education, traumatic death interventions, research,…...
  • Q&A on Suicide Loss February 24, 2020 All Locations   Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min. Founder/Coordinator, Cuyahoga County Suicide Postvention Response Team, which partners with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office to reach out to those most immediately impacted by suicide loss. He regularly provides suicide prevention and loss response training for law enforcement…...
  • When a Celebrity Dies January 28, 2020 All Locations       By Patrick Milloy, LPCC-S Clinical Director for Cornerstone of Hope's Cleveland Location         One of the most common questions clients ask our grief counselors is, “Is it normal for me to feel this way?” …...
  • New Year, Same Grief? January 24, 2020 All Locations         By Deana Thatcher, LISW-S Clinical Director for Cornerstone of Hope's Columbus Location         The New Year is the time we associate with new beginnings. We set goals and make resolutions in hopes of…...
  • Hope Has A Face In The Christ Child December 19, 2019 All Locations             By Fr. Jim Cosgrove Chaplain of Cornerstone of Hope and priest of the Cleveland Diocese, whose heart is on fire to serve Christ and His Church. He currently is serving Church of St. Clare…...
  • Grieving During The Holidays December 6, 2019 All Locations       By Ty Morgan, MSW, LISW-S Cornerstone of Hope's Spiritual Care Coordinator/Clinician             It is the time of year that naturally brings out our full range of emotions. It is a time of…...
  • Grieving Children November 18, 2019 All Locations       By Amy Mitchell, MSW, LSW Cornerstone of Hope's Group & School Program Coordinator, Counselor         Have you picked up a child’s backpack lately?  The plethora of books, papers, notebooks, Chromebooks , and maybe a…...
  • Saints Move Us, Even When We Don’t Want To November 1, 2019 All Locations           By Fr. Jim Cosgrove Chaplain of Cornerstone of Hope and priest of the Cleveland Diocese, whose heart is on fire to serve Christ and His Church. He currently is serving Church of St. Clare in…...
  • Men Grieve Too October 11, 2019 All Locations When we work with couples at Cornerstone of Hope, we usually talk about ways in which men and women grieve differently.  It can be all too easy for the couple to experience their differences in grieving style and then think…...
  • The Well Of Grief September 26, 2019 All Locations         By Brooke Roberts   An entrepreneurial homeschooling mother of eight earthly children and five sainted ones.  She has no idea how she got here. She lives to serve Christ first and accomplishes her mission field through…...
  • 13 Reasons Why Not September 16, 2019 All Locations   By Julia Ellifritt, LISW Director of Education and Community Outreach, Cornerstone of Hope    Pete Bliss, Th.D., D.Min. Founder/Coordinator, Cuyahoga County Suicide Postvention Response Team, which partners with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office to reach out to those most immediately…...
  • Grief And Your Child August 30, 2019 All Locations   When a child experiences loss, their reactions can be different depending on their own stage of development. The guide below gives information that can help as you support your grieving child.     0-3 YEARS OF AGE Concept of Death…...
  • Welcome to Our Blog, Message of Hope June 10, 2019 All Locations   WELCOME to the launch of the new and improved Cornerstone of Hope website and our first blog post on Message of Hope. We are blessed to share with you more of what Cornerstone of Hope has to offer for…...