window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-55174329-2'); gtag('config', 'AW-516888772');
Latest in: Grief
Featured Image
Last summer, I had the opportunity to visit the West Coast for the first time. As I drove along the highway, I watched out the window, admiring the beaches and the Pacific Ocean. Never …
May 31, 2024
Featured Image
Summertime is often associated with the beauty of creation—blue skies, a bright sun, gentle clouds; plants, trees, and grasses all dancing in a happy wind; birds chirping, squirrels hopping, and dogs napping in the …
May 1, 2024
Featured Image
Grief is a universal experience, touching the lives of each and every one of us at some point. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the shattering …
March 27, 2024
Featured Image
Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deeply personal and often tumultuous journey. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to navigating grief, many find hope through various forms of art.
March 1, 2024
Featured Image
Grief is an inevitable part of the human experience, a natural response to loss.
February 1, 2024
Featured Image
For those who carry the weight of grief in their hearts, the transition into the new year can feel like a daunting journey, a bittersweet dance between the echoes of loss and the call …
December 21, 2023
Featured Image
How do we reach a place of gratitude amid grief? If there is a roadmap to this destination, I’m convinced it runs through places like despair and anger and abandonment and sadness, too.
December 1, 2023
Featured Image
How do we reach a place of gratitude amid grief? If there is a roadmap to this destination, I’m convinced it runs through places like despair and anger and abandonment and sadness, too.
November 2, 2023
Featured Image
I was fairly new in my Christian walk then, and didn’t yet understand how God sometimes allow suffering in order to bring us closer to Him, and can even use our pain for His …
October 1, 2023
Featured Image
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.
September 5, 2023
Featured Image
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 …
August 18, 2023
Featured Image
August 31st marks International Overdose Awareness Day each year. In recent years, the world has been coping with a devastating opioid epidemic that has claimed countless lives and left communities in disarray.... This day …
August 1, 2023
Featured Image
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 …
July 27, 2023
Featured Image
The month of July is recognized as Bereaved Parents Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to raising awareness of the support for a friend or loved one who has experienced the stress and loss …
July 1, 2023
Featured Image
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.
June 5, 2023
Featured Image
The month of June is, among other things, the time of year when we celebrate our fathers on Father’s Day. It is another of the many occasions with the potential to trigger feelings of …
June 1, 2023
Featured Image
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 …
May 27, 2023
Featured Image
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 …
May 26, 2023
My brother Brycen’s love of life was unmatched. He was always carrying a smile on his face, grinning from ear to ear, loved to tell jokes and was a friend to all. He was …
May 5, 2023
I first met my child, Vincent William Baran, through an iPad while in Kabul, Afghanistan for a military deployment in 2013.
May 5, 2023
Featured Image
When I look back on that year the pain is ever present but love and joy are what fill my heart the most. It was the hardest yet simplest time in my life. And …
May 1, 2023
Featured Image
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 …
April 27, 2023
Featured Image
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, …
April 21, 2023
Featured Image
Cleveland, Ohio (April 4, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope's Education Director, Julia Ellifritt, was recently interviewed on WEWS Cleveland's podcast, "Voices for Change" hosted by news anchor Danita Harris. The April 4 segment, "Gun …
April 21, 2023
Featured Image
Cleveland, Ohio (April 2, 2023) - With Passover and Easter quickly approaching, Cornerstone of Hope's Education Director, Julia Ellifritt, recently advised on grieving during the holidays in an article for Cleveland Jewish News. The …
April 3, 2023
Featured Image
What I learned all those years ago was that in walking in the truth of my own vulnerable, fragile humanity, in reaching out and meeting a grieving person from this humbled place, God’s spirit …
April 1, 2023
Featured Image
Youngstown, Ohio (February 13, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope's Education Director, Julia Ellifritt, was recently featured on WYTV Youngstown's weekly "Positive Parenting" segment hosted by news reporter Desirae Gostlin. The February 13 segment, "How …
March 3, 2023
Featured Image
Our beloved Pope Emeritus died in December 2022, so it seems fitting to honor him in this month’s message. In his work titled, "Spe Salvi" or "Saved in Hope," Pope Benedict declares, “The one …
March 1, 2023
Featured Image
News Anchor Danita Harris Interviews Client Survivors and Julia Ellifritt, Education Director Cleveland, Ohio (February 22, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope's Survivors of Suicide Loss Extended Group Support Network was featured on WEWS News …
February 23, 2023
Featured Image
If grief were a month, it would be February. Though the calendar assures us that the days are getting longer, we turn our faces towards a sky that often denies us the warmth and …
February 1, 2023
Featured Image
Organization Partners with Local School District in Response to Recent Traumatic Losses Lowellville, Ohio (January 5, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope recently provided several grief seminars for the Lowellville, Ohio School District and the …
January 5, 2023
Featured Image
While there is an invitation to begin again at any time, the start of a new year can be a unique opportunity to strive towards something new or set a new goal for ourselves. …
January 1, 2023
Featured Image
Whatever your vantage point, stop and look around. This person may be currently grieving, that person may be about to be levelled by loss, that person may finally be coming up for air. You …
December 1, 2022
Featured Image
Arguably one of the most beautiful, poetic descriptions of what we can hope for, both for ourselves and our loved ones who have died, is the verse from 1 Corinthians: “Eye has not seen, …
November 1, 2022
Featured Image
No matter what loss you’re grieving, we don’t want you to be alone. Ever. But the truth is that many people are alone with their grief. There are myriad reasons for this reality, and …
October 4, 2022
Featured Image
Article Introduces Team to Crawford County Residents and Shares Mission to Help Survivors of Suicide and Overdose Loss, Need for Volunteers Bucyrus, Ohio (September 1, 2022) - Cornerstone of Hope's Mid-Ohio Traumatic Loss Response …
September 2, 2022
Featured Image
In the weeks and months that followed 9/11, we shared with our church family, our friends, and colleagues the news of Becky’s tragic passing. Our church family kept saying how “strong” we were during …
September 1, 2022
Featured Image
A loved one dies, and so many blocks come crashing down. Plans crash. Dreams crash. A future comes to an end. The pain of our losses is shattering; our broken hearts don’t quite know …
August 1, 2022
Featured Image
https://youtube.com/watch?v=oALcqRfWHBs July 11-15, 2022, Cornerstone of Hope in Independence, Ohio was filled with the chatter and excitement of 77 campers who attended Camp Cornerstone. Many enjoyed the travel theme and the field trips to …
July 29, 2022
Featured Image
There are so many situations in our lives where we withdraw from or exclude what makes us uncomfortable and confused, whether it is our own grief or another’s. How important it is though, for …
July 1, 2022
Featured Image
Article Highlights Importance of Grief Camps for Children COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 17, 2022) -Cornerstone of Hope's Camp Memory was featured on Columbus NBC affiliate WCMH-TV online at NBC4i.com. The feature includes interviews with Camp …
June 23, 2022
Featured Image
I have thought of this memory often since his passing; the image of my dying father on his knees will stay with me forever, teaching me a profound lesson each time the memory comes.
June 1, 2022
Featured Image
Discussed Cornerstone of Hope's Mission on Mornings with Mark & Gabe, WKJA 91.9 FM BARBERTON, Ohio (May 12, 2022) - Cornerstone of Hope's CEO and founder, Mark Tripodi was a guest on Heartfelt Radio's …
May 12, 2022
Featured Image
A Mother’s reflection on pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage and adoption.
May 3, 2022
Featured Image
Not one day goes by that I don't think about my Mom and miss her but I rest in God's promise that we will see each other again. It's that promise that carries me—and …
April 1, 2022
Featured Image
Looking at the sacred heart of Jesus, we see the heart of God made human, experiencing every hurt, pain and bitter suffering the human heart is able to feel.
March 1, 2022
Featured Image
...If, amidst the mishaps and disorder of this world, we seek God with all our hearts, we will come to understand that God’s ways are not our ways, and that sometimes love is found …
February 1, 2022
Featured Image
Never would I have imagined how much losing someone I loved more than life itself would affect everything.
December 1, 2021
Featured Image
questioned His power; I questioned His love for me; I questioned who He was and was He even real.
October 15, 2021
Featured Image
Those first days and weeks felt like a bad dream that I couldn’t wake up from and it amazed me that one person could produce so many tears.
October 1, 2021
Featured Image
One of the toughest challenges as parents is explaining to our children the topic of death and grief.
June 30, 2021
Featured Image
Everyone has a different time table for their grief. Often teens postpone some of their grieving until they are more mature or have a more emotionally stable environment.
February 26, 2021
Featured Image
Comfort does not mean troubles are eliminated, it means you will receive all the help, strength, encouragement, and hope you need to face the troubles and pain of today.
January 5, 2021
Featured Image
The death of a loved one may deeply impact friends and family.
September 1, 2020
Featured Image
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.
July 9, 2020
Featured Image
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.
July 9, 2020
Featured Image
Often when we think of loss and grief, we think about the death of someone we love.
June 12, 2020
Featured Image
PETE BLISS, TH.D., D.MIN. Q: What are the grief reactions faced by individuals who have experienced a suicide loss?A: Survivors often experience a wide range of grief reactions, including some or all of the …
February 24, 2020
Featured Image
PETE BLISS, TH.D., D.MIN. Q: What are the grief reactions faced by individuals who have experienced a suicide loss?A: Survivors often experience a wide range of grief reactions, including some or all of the …
February 24, 2020
Featured Image
There is no right way to grieve. It is ok to feel immense sadness.
January 28, 2020
Featured Image
We may not be able to change our grief, make it move faster or go away, but we can choose to interact with it and be active in our own healing.
January 24, 2020
Featured Image
Pregnancy loss is a twisting rabbit hole through which one cannot navigate. It crests and plunges and banks itself without warning and the opinions of others contribute to the ride.
September 26, 2019
Featured Image
When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. - …
August 30, 2019

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get the most recent information on our resources, programs and events.