LightHouse for New Hope

A nonprofit organization

$2,151 raised by 9 donors

72% complete

$3,000 Goal

The LightHouse for New Hope has established a permanent grief center in Mesquite, TX, serving Dallas and surrounding counties. For the past 20 years we have provided our services free of charge to adults. teens, and families. The services we provide include grief support groups and individual counseling for children and adults who have experienced a profound loss of a loved one. That loss may be from a death, divorce, separation, or abandonment. 

Losing a parent is among the adverse childhood experiences associated with significant mental health problems: depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal ideation and attempts, and an increased risk of substance abuse, violence, risky sexual behaviors, sexual abuse, and dropping out of school. 

Children, adolescents, and caregivers often benefit from attending a bereavement support group. “These groups may reduce the likelihood of serious long-term health problems from complicated grief, if not for any other reason than problems will be recognized early,” National Alliance for Grieving Children.


Our Needs

We continue to have an increase demand for our services and increase cost for our services.  Your contribution will provides a participant book for each child and adult, games, activities, books, art supplies, puppets, and music that facilitates healing. 


Here is what some of our past participants say about the Lighthouse support groups.


"It helped with not feeling so alone, misunderstood, & helped me socialize & not slip into isolation from grief."

"Informative and I'm thankful for new tools to relate with my child."

Great, I've been able to help my children open up and express themselves."

Mission

The LightHouse for New Hope provides a safe and joyful environment for children and adults who have experienced a significant loss in their lives. Staff and trained volunteers support families by "guiding" them through their journey of grief, bringing "hope" and joy back into their lives.

Needs

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

LightHouse for New Hope

Tax id (EIN)

35-2180417

Guidestar

Causes

Mental/Behavioral Health, Social Services, Youth & Children

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Neither/None

Address

PO Box 851030
Mesquite, TX 75185

Phone

972-226-3110

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