OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center groups form after the death of someone close and are specific to the age of the griever, the length of time since the death, and the relationship to the person who died. Each group consists of five to twelve members and meets every other week at our centers in West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills as well as our Limited Virtual Program.
Currently, our In-House groups are for those grieving a:
Please note that the types of groups meeting at each of our three locations differ. We can provide you with more detailed information when you call, including grief support referrals for people whose needs fall outside the range of our services.
Our adult groups for English speakers meet in person at our West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills. We also offer a Limited Virtual Program for people who are unable to meet in person. Additionally, we offer groups in Spanish at our three locations and throughout the community for adults who have experienced the death of someone close.
Yes, we offer groups in Spanish at our three locations and throughout the community for adults who have experienced the death of someone close. For more information, please click here to read in Spanish.
OUR HOUSE grief support groups are run by volunteers and the focus of groups is providing support that is specific to grief. If other issues arise in group, conversations will be redirected to the topic of grief or the relationship they had with their person. Group participants support one another through the bonds of shared grief experiences. In a grief support group with OUR HOUSE, different activities, including specific discussion prompts, writing and other creative expressions will be used to help participants fully express their grief while reminiscing, sharing memories, and finding ways to maintain a connection with their person.
Proveemos grupos de apoyo al duelo después de la muerte de alguien cercano. Cada grupo está formado por 4-6 miembros y se reúnen cada dos semanas durante 14 semanas.
Nuestros grupos de apoyo al duelo en español se ofrecen dentro de los 3 años después de la muerte de alguien cercano.
Nuestros grupos en español para adultos se llevan a cabo en nuestras tres ubicaciones principales: Oeste de Los Ángeles, Woodland Hills, y Mid-City/Koreatown al igual que en nuestras ubicaciones satélites alrededor del condado de LA.
Nuestros grupos se llevan a cabo de lunes a jueves por las noches ya sea de 6:30-8pm o de 7-8:30pm dependiendo de la ubicación. Ocasionalmente tenemos un grupo que se reúne durante el día en viernes.
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center offers three services for children and teens:
Any child or teen ages 6-17 who has experienced the human death of someone significant/close to them. The death must have occurred at least 3 months before, and within 3 years of the camp session date they wish to attend.
As long as an 18 year-old will still be enrolled in (not graduated from) high school at the time they attend camp, they are eligible to apply for camp.
The referral process is the same as the application process. The first step would be to review the Camper Eligibility Checklist and complete an application for the Prospective Camper. For more information, please see the answer to “What happens after I submit my child/teen’s application?”
No, in fact some of our longest standing volunteers are not mental health clinicians. We have laypeople from all types of backgrounds including teachers, attorneys, artists, writers, students, retirees, stay-at-home parents and coffee baristas. We provide the training and supervision you need to be the best volunteer possible.
The average time commitment, including group meeting and supervision, is 10-15 hours per month.
Yes. Upon successful completion of the three-day training for adult groups and a separate four-day training for children’s groups, trainees may be offered placement as group leaders within both programs.