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Mourning The Loss of a Loved One?

VBS Counseling Center

VBS Counseling Center offers private, confidential mental health counseling for individuals, couples and families. Group sessions also include grief support. Clients are seen by appointment only in our discreet offices, located on the lower level of the Valley Beth Shalom synagogue building in Encino, California. Learn more at vbscounseling.com or call (818)784-1414.


HOPE Connection, Inc. (Bereavement Groups)

MOURNING THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE?

There's hope. We will see you through

THE HOPE Connection, Inc. for Bereavement, Loss and Transition

Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino CA 91436
All groups are led by licensed therapists.

Tuesday Night: Death of a Parent Group

Bereavement support for adult children whose suffered the death of a parent. This group is facilitated in an 8-week series and  provides individuals a safe place to share and heal their grief.
7:00-8:30 pm Call to make an appointment for an orientation.

Thursday Night: Widow/Widower Support Groups

Bereavement support is offered to widows and widowers for the first two years of their loss. Four groups are offered based upon the number of months from the death of a loved one. Call to make an appointment for an orientation.

6:30pm Orientation
7:00-7:30pm Coffee and social time and announcements
7:30-9:00pm Group Meeting

Thursday Night: New Beginnings Alumni Group

This group is offered only for individuals who have completed the 2 year bereavement groups offered by HOPE Connection. The New Beginnings group assists individuals to discuss and transition into their new role as a "single" and sometimes as a new couple.  Issues discussed might include:  family and friend relationships, dating, the life of a single person, changing values and beliefs, spirituality, grief issues that get activated and how to create a healthy, functional life after grieving the death of a spouse.  This is a place to problem solve life's ongoing struggles, share life's joys and continue to feel connected.

7:00-7:30pm Coffee and social time and announcements 
7:30-9:00pm Group Meeting 
Call to make an appointment for an orientation.


Additional programs
HOPE Connection, Inc.
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
11661 W. Olympic Boulevard, West Los Angeles (N/E corner Barrington/Olympic)

Tuesdays: Widow/Widower Support Group

Bereavement support is offered to widows and widowers for the first two years of their loss. Four groups are offered based upon the number of months from the death of a loved one and are facilitated by licensed therapists.
7:00pm Orientation
7:00-7:30pm Coffee and social time
7:30-9:00pm Group Meeting

Tuesdays: New Beginnings Alumni Support Group

This group is offered only for individuals who have completed the 2 year bereavement groups offered by HOPE Connection. The New Beginnings group assists individuals to discuss and transition into their new role as a "single" and sometimes as a new couple.  Issures discussed might include:  family and friend relationships, dating, the life of a single person, changing values and beliefs, spirituality, grief issues that get activated and how to create a healthy, functional life after grieving the death of a spouse.  This is a place to problem solve life's ongoing struggles, share life's joys and continue to feel connected.

7:00-7:30pm Coffee and social time and announcements 
7:30 - 9:00pm Group Meeting
Call to make an appointment for an orientation

Monday: Death of a Parent Group

Bereavement support for adult children whose suffered the death of a parent. This group is facilitated in 8 week series. This groups gives individuals a safe place to share and heal their grief.
7:00-8:30pm Group Meeting 
Call to schedule a one time orientation meeting.

Fees and Orientation: One time only orientation fee for all groups $50
It is necessary to call in advance to schedule a one time orientation for all groups.
Fee for each group is $30 per session. Other arrangements can be discussed if needed.
Non-profit and non-denominational

For information, schedules and fees,please contact us:
(818) 788 - HOPE (4673)     www.hopegroups.org


Our House Grief Support Center

Grief is a natural reaction after the death of someone close. Yet in our society, few people are prepared for the intensity and duration of the grief process. OUR HOUSE Grief Support center was founded on the premise that grievers need understanding, support, and connection. If you or someone you care about is grieving, we are here to help.

The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing.

At OUR HOUSE, we provide essential grief support for a universal experience that deserves heightened understanding and acceptance. Our programs serve adults, teens, and children.

Contact: (310) 473-1511 or visit ourhouse-grief.org

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