Mission and History


Cornerstone of Hope is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope for the grieving.

Guided by Christian values of compassion and service, we welcome and serve all seeking support.


Creating a World Where No Grieving Person Journeys Alone


Cornerstone of Hope is a nonprofit Comprehensive Bereavement Support Center serving Ohio. Established in 2003, Cornerstone of Hope initially offered educational seminars to professionals working with bereaved individuals. The program grew to offer support to children and families, and resources were added for schools, businesses, and related professionals in the community.

Cornerstone of Hope built a healing campus in Independence as the headquarters to serve Northeast Ohio. The newly constructed facility features therapy rooms and art rooms specifically designed for children and families, as well as a therapeutic treehouse that was featured on the television series Treehouse Masters. Our principal services include individual counseling and support groups, art and trauma therapy, school counseling and support services, an underserved population grief reach program, education and professional training, yearly memorial events, youth summer grief camps, retreats, and family workshops. Click here to visit our Cleveland, Ohio website.

In 2011, Cornerstone of Hope opened an office in Columbus to serve Central Ohio. Cornerstone of Hope-Columbus offers individual counseling, support groups, summer camps, and memorial events. Click here to visit our Columbus, Ohio website.

In 2014, Cornerstone of Hope opened an office in Lima to serve Western Ohio. Cornerstone of Hope-Lima offers bereavement support as well as counseling and Christian counseling for marriage, family, abuse, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. Click here to visit our Lima, Ohio website.

Cornerstone of Hope offers grieving individuals and families the chance to cope with their loss and emerge from their pain with a renewed sense of purpose. Cornerstone’s therapy and counseling services are conducted by licensed clinicians and Master’s level interns under the supervision of our professional staff. Our clinical supervisors and staff have extensive experience working with grief and trauma. All of Cornerstone’s grief support services are offered at an affordable cost or provided free of charge. Through Cornerstone’s financial assistance program, no one is ever turned away for an inability to pay.