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​The Center for Hope’s spiritual counselors and social workers are trained to listen respectfully and support the journey of both patients and family members no matter what their faith, denomination or beliefs. 

Bereavement support groups are regularly available in our Elizabeth and Scotch Plains locations.  To inquire about or to attend, please call our Bereavement Department at 908.889.7780 or email info@cfhh.org.

Our counselors help patients and families cope with the many aspects of the end of life, either directly or by coordinating services with community spiritual advisors.

Guidance in some, many, or all of the following areas has been beneficial for others:​

  • Exploring spiritual concerns
  • Discussing your beliefs
  • Negotiating feelings of anger and fear
  • Providing a safe space to express feelings
  • Encouraging self-reflection
  • Exploring issues of worth and dignity
  • Mediating religious differences within the family

To learn more about the Center for Hope and our spiritual and bereavement services, please contact the Center at 908.889.7780.

Journey Through Grief Audio CDs

Presented by the founders of the Center for Hope, the Journey Through Grief CD Series is a 6-CD audio set intended to guide and comfort those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  The audio has been remastered and digitized and is available on a variety of formats.  Please call the Center at (908) 889-7780 for further details.  To order yours (on CD), please visit our online donations page by clicking here.

Hear a sample of Father Hudson below...

Please note:  For the summer of 2016, group bereavement meetings will be held at 2 p.m. every Thursday in the conference room of the Center's Administrative Building (located at 1900 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, across the parking lot from Peggy's House).  Everyone dealing with a loss are encouraged to attend.

  • Assisting with funeral or memorial services
  • Leading prayer and meditation
  • Helping to process grief and loss
  • Helping to work through feelings of remorse
  • Consulting on ethical dilemmas
  • Reconciling feelings of guilt and regret
  • Maintaining contact with faith communities