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We have some exciting news to share with you! 
 
After six years in our current office on Griswold St., New Hope Center for Grief Support is moving to a new location! Our new office space will be in the heart of downtown Northville in the Old Church Square.
 
145 N. Center Street
Northville, MI 48167
Suite E
(Located in the same plaza as the Stampeddler).
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We believe this move will allow us to more effectively fulfill New Hope's mission and vision to bring hope, healing and new beginnings to adults and children grieving the death of a loved one. In addition to providing direct services, this space will help us provide community-based services that empower others in the community to assist in the care of those in grief. 
 
Below are three ways our new space will help us accomplish this: 
Ministry Space
 
While the "green house on Griswold" provided a home-like atmosphere (many great conversations at the kitchen table over the years), it's often difficult to provide a quiet, well-lit space for support groups and individual conversations with grievers. This new space is a warm, inviting place with sound proof walls and much improved lighting! 
 
In addition to staff offices, this new space includes access to a seminar room for up to 25-30 people and a group space for smaller support groups and individual support. We will always partner with churches, funeral homes and other community organizations for workshops, seminars, and support groups. However, this new space allows us to serve more people year-round and provide additional seminars, trainings, drop-in services and much more. 
Accessibility 
 
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Having our office in downtown Northville allows for greater visibility and access to our program from those who are walking downtown or visiting one of the many local businesses. During non-office hours, individuals will be able to pick up materials located inside the hallway outside our office door. Mill Race Village is still within walking distance and will continue to provide a home for our memorial garden.
 
Community Impact
 
Our vision for this new location is to serve as a bereavement resource center in the community for both direct and community-based services. 
 
This new location allows us to more effectively engage members of the community in our mission, collaborate with additional organizations, and invite individuals to come to us for support, education, grief resources, and referrals for other services. 
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We could use your help! 
 
If you are available to help out with this move in any capacity we would love to hear from you! This can be done in several ways: 
 
1. Volunteer your time: We could use help with organizing, cleaning and moving. Please call us at 248-348-0115 or email us at griefhelp@newhopecenter.net for more information on this. 
 
2. Make a financial contribution: Want to contribute but don't have the time? Any financial donation you are able to make to help us out with moving costs would be greatly appreciated! Click here to make an online donation. We will also be posting a wish list with some specific items that be helpful in the new space. 
 
3. Pray: We believe this is a big step in increasing our capacity to serve grieving people throughout Southeast Michigan. Please pray for the hearts of those who are hurting, all the incredible volunteers who invest their time and emotions into others, and for our staff and board as we prayerfully develop a strategic plan for the future of our organization.
 
Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and donations!

 

 
 
 

New Hope Center for Grief Support Announces New Executive Director

New Hope Center for Grief Support announced the appointment of Rick Guttersohn as executive director. This will take effect on May 8, 2017 upon his completion of his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

“Rick’s experience working for New Hope in former roles as fund development director and program director, as well as acquiring his MSW, gives him a unique perspective and suitability for leading and implementing the organization’s  vision for the future,” said Nick Hopwood, New Hope board chairman. “His passion for grief support is a gift to the community.”

Guttersohn will succeed Chip DeClue, who has served as New Hope’s interim executive director over the past several months. DeClue will continue to serve in his position in a limited capacity to provide oversight through the transition while Guttersohn will continue in his role as program director. The entire New Hope community is eternally grateful for DeClue’s leadership during this transition; his presence has been a true blessing.

“I am excited to step into this new role with New Hope,” said Guttersohn. “It gives me great joy to help hurting people and empower volunteers to utilize their gifts and life experiences to serve others. It’s truly a privilege.”

When Cathy Clough and John and Betty Baird founded New Hope 16 years ago, their vision was to create a warm and welcoming Christian-based bereavement outreach center. Today, New Hope continues to serve as a beacon of light to surrounding communities, visible to all who are hurting after the loss of a loved one. The organization believes Guttersohn will play an integral role in leading us in this effort. 

Sincerely, New Hope Board of Directors 
 
Sylvia Arakelian
Nick Hopwood, Chairman
Tom Krause
Steve Rowley
Lynn Valade  
Beth Voyles  
Alan Walthall  
Brett Wilson