Mourning Hope "In the News"
- 2013 HUGS Camp
- Mourning Hope Delivers Grief Resources to LPS Elementary Libraries
- Read the article about Brian Griese and his commitment to "Hope in the Morning 2013"
- Click here to read about the partnership between Mourning Hope and Lincoln Public Schools as they aim in helping to make things easier for students who are experiencing grief or have expereinced grief.
- Jan Berringer, Brook Berringer's mom, speaks at Mourning Hope's, 7th Annual "Hope in the Morning" Fundraiser
- Mourning Hope Grief Center Announces Two New Hires
- Mourning Hope Grief Center hosting seminar
- Listen to Dr. Wolfelt on the Kim Foundation's "Not Alone" program, Feb 2012
- Mourning Hope to offer Hearts of Hope educational programming
- Hope in the Morning featured in "L" Magazine
- Mourning Hope and Nebraska Wesleyan University: 2011 Empty Bowls Event
- Pam Dinneen speaks about Mourning Hope on KZUM's "The Joy Factor"
- Mourning Hope Founder Pam Dinneen's "Pursuit of Success" podcast
- Hearts of Hope Provides Hope for the Holidays
- NWU Students Help Children Attending Grief Center Make Ceramic Art
- Art From Our Heart 2010
- Nebraska Children's Grief Awareness Week
- Mourning Hope's Quilt Exhibit - Lance's Journal
- Hope in the Mourning 2009
- Hope, rediscovered
- Lasting memories before saying goodbye, Friday, May 23, 2008
Nebraska Governor's Points of Light Award - 2011
Since 1994, Mourning Hope volunteers have been gently guiding bereaved youth toward the right path. All involved with Mourning Hope operate with a crystal clear, singular purpose -- to bring comfort and support to children, teens, young adults and their families following the serious illness or death of a loved one. During the initial 11 years, Mourning Hope operated as an exclusively volunteer-ran organization. Currently, the Center functions with only two half-time staff and has served nearly 2,400 community members this past fiscal year. This program would not exist without its cadre of dedicated and trained volunteers which is why they are most deserving of the Governor's Point of Light Award
The Points of Light Award honors those who have made a commitment to connect Americans through service to help meet critical needs in their communities. This award was established by Governor Mike Johanns in May 2002 to recognize the innovative and effective voluntary efforts that take place in Nebraska everyday.
Nebraska Children's Grief Awareness Week
The last week of September marks Mourning Hope Grief Center's 15th year of offering hope and healing to grieving youth in our community.
Anyone old enough to love, is also old enough to grieve. How adults respond following the death of someone significant in their lives has a major effect on the way youth react to death. If handled with warmth, acceptance and understanding, caring adults can help youth experience a valuable part of their personal growth and development.
- You are a role model for your children, even as they grieve. Openly share your emotions so your children can learn healthy expression skills.
- Death is a natural part of life. Allow children to be included in the family rituals and take an active role if they would like.
- Share information with children at a level they can understand. Use simple, concrete, but direct language and allow children plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
- Grief comes in waves -- some may be gentle and others very strong. There may be times when children seem like nothing has happened and other times when they are overcome by emotion. Be there for them - comforting, listening, hugging, and showing them you care.
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