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  • We Can Find Strength In The Saints November 1, 2021 All Locations       Maria Miravalle Cornerstone of Hope Cleveland Office’s Spiritual Care Coordinator       The changing of the season and the accompanying sense of nature being in a state of dying, is something that can bring us a…...
  • Moving From Pain to Purpose October 15, 2021 All Locations     By Samantha Hammond Samantha Hammond and husband, Terry, are high school sweethearts and have been together for 18 years and married for eight. She is a full-time marketing assistant at a local medical device manufacture and a part-time…...
  • Until We Meet In Heaven October 1, 2021 All Locations       By Amy Graham   Amy Graham is a wife to a loving husband, mom to three earthly children and one in Heaven. She is a stay at home mom and enjoys doing activities with her family, singing,…...
  • Do You Need Peace Today? August 26, 2021 All Locations   "Stayed upon God, hearts are fully blessed, finding as He promised, perfect peace and rest."  – Frances Ridley "Peace is not the absence of trouble but the presence of God." – John Robert   Our society is strenuous and hurried.…...
  • Facing The Fears August 3, 2021 All Locations       One of the facts that life hands us is that there are many turns and bends that often create a host of complicated issues. Our unsuspecting trip home turns tragically down a blind road and before you…...
  • Helping Grieving Children June 30, 2021 All Locations   One of the toughest challenges as parents is explaining to our children the topic of death and grief. It is a challenge that is necessary so that our children learn not to run away from their feelings but to…...
  • Rising While Falling April 1, 2021 All Locations       Maria Miravalle Cornerstone of Hope Cleveland Office’s Spiritual Care Coordinator         I had a teacher who used to say that the stories and movies that are the most popular always follow the same plot…...
  • How Do I Help My Grieving Teen? February 26, 2021 All Locations         Over the years, our counselors have received many calls from concerned parents about their grieving teens. They say things like, “he doesn’t cry,” or “her grades have gone down,” or “he’s so angry.” Negative behaviors, signs…...
  • The Pursuit of Comfort - Part 2 January 27, 2021 All Locations         So we’re in need of some comfort, but sometimes our pursuit of comfort can look like a dog chasing its own tail.  There’s a lot running around in circles, barking and snarling and once you catch…...
  • The Pursuit of Comfort January 5, 2021 All Locations         Comfort. It’s all around you. You can stay at a “Comfort Inn.” Sleep on a “Comfort Bed.” Enjoy “Southern Comfort.” Feel safe in your “Comfort Zone.” Pig out with “Comfort Food.” Ride your bike on a…...
  • He Is Drawn Towards Poverty December 2, 2020 All Locations           Maria Miravalle Cornerstone of Hope Cleveland Office’s Spiritual Care Coordinator         The Christmas season is heralded in several weeks early, with bright colors and decorations. There is a sense of warmth and…...
  • Living Without Our Sweet Baby Boy October 26, 2020 All Locations         By Maria Turcoliveri Maria Turcoliveri along with her husband Nicolo are assistant facilitators of the Perinatal and Infant Loss Support Group at Cornerstone of Hope. She also facilitates the Mom’s Club which meets monthly; it’s a…...
  • 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         The New Year is the time we associate with new beginnings. We set goals and make resolutions in hopes of making this year better than the last. We…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...