About HOPE for bereaved

Stories of HOPE


This video is from our 40th Anniversary in 2018:

The success of HOPE for Bereaved comes from the community we support. Those suffering from grief need the support of others who share that experience and HOPE for Bereaved offers support groups and counseling among many other resources.

Discover how HOPE for Bereaved changes lives and improves futures then share your own story below.

Debbie G.

This past year, after a year and a half battle with an aggressive cancer, my husband/best friend died just short of our 35th wedding anniversary. As a lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, I was fortunate to be surrounded by friends and family. In spite of their tremendous support, I felt lost and unable to
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Leon M.

I was helped with many situations of concern by attending the monthly Senior Support Group Meeting for the bereaved. One item in particular that became a monumental task was to prepare for a two month vacation. I had a hard time trying to understand why I was do depressed, and confused in trying to get
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Sandy V.

I started coming to HOPE For Bereaved shortly after my mother died in October 2011. My mom and I were very close . We used to spend a lot of time together. Talked on the phone everyday. She was in her 80’s. She slowly started to close down each year. She went from someone very
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Dear Pat, Thank you for the email and the invite from Therese. I honestly feel I am ready to stop by the center. Everyday is a struggle, as losing a child is not something you wish on your worst enemy. The recent suicide jump at carousel was right outside my store and all those feelings
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Maureen Lobko

Your newsletters started appearing in my mailbox with the piles of condolence cards and bills in Jan 2006. It wasn’t until the numbness wore off that I came to look FORWARD to a piece of mail. A brightly colored packed that I tucked under my arm while I made a cup of tea and then
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