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. Learn about OUR HOUSE Grief Support center and how we were 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.
OUR HOUSE grief support groups create a warm environment of safety and comfort in which children, teens, and adults find the support they need from others who have also experienced the death of someone close. Led by highly trained volunteers, groups are age- and relationship- specific. OUR HOUSE also offers grief support groups in our local schools helping grieving children in low-income, underserved areas of Los Angeles County.
OUR HOUSE is a leading provider of grief education, offering workshops, seminars, and in-service training to mental health and medical professionals, clergy, educators, and other members of the community who interact with bereaved families. The OUR HOUSE grief education program is part of the curricula for students at USC’s Keck and UCLA’s David Geffen Schools of Medicine and the American Jewish University.
OUR HOUSE is the most recognized grief support center in California. On-site grief support and interventions are available to schools and businesses throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We serve as a resource for referrals to services in centers throughout the country.
Over 250 professionally trained and supervised volunteers contribute more than 17,000 volunteer hours annually to OUR HOUSE. They bring empathy, understanding, and hope to grieving adults, teens, and children.
As a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization, we are reliant on the generosity of donors, corporate/community partners, and annual fundraising events. We offer special thanks to all of our volunteers, donors, and sponsors for their continued support.
OUR HOUSE Federal Tax ID: 33-0529915
As of October 2016, OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. Approximately only a quarter of rated charities have achieved this distinction!” – Charity Navigator