About

History

New Hope Center for Grief Support was founded in January 2000 by Cathy Clough, Betty and John Baird. Widowed at a young age, Cathy’s own grief journey and her 14 years as Director of Grief Services in the hospice industry formed the caring approach New Hope utilizes. 
 
Our workshops are open to people experiencing the loss of any loved one due to death including spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend or any other loved one.   We also offer ongoing groups for young widows and widowers, middle aged widows and widowers and one for widows and widowers in their retirement years as well as an ongoing group for parents who have lost a child. Our Family Program provides a family-centered approach to grief support by investing in children, supporting parents, and strengthening the family.

 

From Grief to New Hope

Our core curriculum is an eight week series called From Grief to New Hope. Each night begins with a 30 – 40 minute presentation about a particular aspect of grief. This provides participants an opportunity to learn about the grief process. After the presentation, participants are divided into age and/or loss specific groups where they get an opportunity to share their specific loss with others who have suffered a similar loss.
 
New Hope also maintains an updated referral list of qualified counselors and lists of other groups available in southeastern Michigan.

Donations are Needed and Greatly Appreciated

New Hope Center for Grief Support is a tax exempt, approved 501(c)(3) organization and is funded primarily through private donations and fundraising events. New Hope receives no state or federal funding and does not charge a fee for any of its services to individuals.  Click here to donate.