Over the course of the pandemic, the Center has acted both swiftly and efficiently to continue to provide the highest quality of care while maintaining the safest possible environment for our patients, their loved ones and our staff.  We are proud to report that we have had zero COVID transmissions in both of our facilities.

For an abridged list of some of the steps we've taken to keep our population safe, click here.

For our updated visitor policy, please click here.

​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 Scotch Plains location.  To inquire about or to attend, please call our Bereavement Department at 908.889.7780, email [email protected], or fill out the form below.

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.

For additional information, to register for a support group, or for general inquiries, please fill out the form below.

Please note:  Group bereavement meetings will be held at 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the conference room at Peggy's House (located at 1900 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains).  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