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September 5, 2023

Healing Our Hearts From Trauma

I think it’s an instinctual act to harden ourselves amid trauma; to become guarded; to shutter our hearts. In order to heal, we are invited to do something that feels very counterintuitive: open up.

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August 18, 2023

Education Director, Julia Ellifritt Featured on CCAirwaves Podcast, “Disney and Grief – The Lion King”

Cleveland, Ohio (Aug 17, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope Education Director Julia Ellifritt was featured on Catholic Cemeteries Association's CCAirwaves recent podcast, "Disney and Grief - The Lion King" to discuss the recurring themes of death and loss found in many Disney films and how it can impact children's views on grief and loss.

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July 27, 2023

Education Director, Julia Ellifritt Featured on CCAirwaves Podcast, “The Roles of Cemeteries in Grieving”

Cleveland, Ohio (July 27, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope Education Director Julia Ellifritt was recently featured on Catholic Cemeteries Association's CCAirwaves podcast, "The Roles of Cemeteries in Grieving" The segment highlights the healing power of cemeteries and their impact on the grieving process.

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June 5, 2023

Memorial Butterfly Release Ceremony Featured on We The People/WKYC Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio (May 28, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope's Founder and CEO, Mark Tripodi, was recently a guest on WKYC's Sunday morning program, We The People, hosted by veteran News Anchor, Leon Bibb.

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May 27, 2023

New Pregnancy Loss Support Group with MetroHealth Featured on News 5 Cleveland Series, Delivering Better Results

Cleveland, Ohio (May 24, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope's new offsite Pregnancy Loss support group developed in partnership with MetroHealth, was featured on News 5 Cleveland series, "Delivering Better Results" hosted by news anchor Courtney Gousman. The May 24 segment, "New Program Hopes to Help Families Coping with the Emotional Toll of Early Pregnancy Loss" shares how the program started from inside due to a need expressed by MetroHealth employee, Dorsena Koontz, who recently experienced an early pregnancy loss.

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May 26, 2023

Education Director, Former Client, Discuss Impact of Traumatic Loss on Survivors’ Mental Health for Ideastream Public Media

Cleveland, Ohio (May 25, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope's education director, Julia Ellifritt, and former client, Mike Smith, were recently asked to share how traumatic loss can affect the mental health of survivors in a feature on Ideastream Public Media/WKSU.

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May 25, 2023

Christi Tripodi Awarded Clara Barton Mission Award at American Red Cross 2023 Hero Awards

Cleveland, Ohio (May 24, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope Founder Christi Tripodi was recently awarded the Inaugural Clara Barton Award by the American Red Cross of Northern Ohio at their 2023 Hero Awards breakfast held at the Cleveland Marriot Downtown at Key Tower on May 24, 2023.

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May 5, 2023

Mother’s Day Tea Featured on NBC4 in Columbus

Columbus, Ohio (April 26, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope's first-ever Mother's Day Tea in Columbus was recently featured on NBC4 (WCMH-TV) as part of an interview with News Anchor Jennifer Bullock, who shared about the event and her role as Guest Speaker.

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April 27, 2023

Founders Mark and Christi Tripodi Featured on CCAirwaves Podcast Series “Inspiring Stories of Healing and Hope”

Cleveland, Ohio (April 20, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope Founders Mark and Christi Tripodi were recently featured on Catholic Cemeteries Association's CCAirwaves podcast, "Inspiring Stories of Healing and Hope." The April 20 segment highlights how the loss of their son Bobby was channeled into what is now Cornerstone of Hope, an organization that brings hope to children, teens, and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.

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April 21, 2023

Cornerstone of Hope Featured on Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio (April 16, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope recently published a feature on Cornerstone of Hope that will be shown periodically to Spectrum viewers across Ohio for an entire month. The feature article/video, "Sparked by personal loss, Cornerstone of Hope offers space to grieve," by Dominic Ferrante, includes an interview with Mark Tripodi, Co-Founder and CEO, and highlights the organization's twenty year anniversary of serving grievers that began with the loss of son, Bobby, at the age of three to meningitis.

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