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January 5, 2023

COH Grief Seminars for Lowellville Community Featured on Area Television

Organization Partners with Local School District in Response to Recent Traumatic Losses

Lowellville, Ohio (January 5, 2023) - Cornerstone of Hope recently provided several grief seminars for the Lowellville, Ohio School District and the community on January 2nd and 4th, respectively. Local TV stations covered the seminars and interviewed Julia Ellifritt, Education Director about the grieving process.

On Monday, January 2nd, Cornerstone provided several hours of education and support to the faculty and staff of Lowellville School District. Cornerstone Staff then returned on Wednesday, January 4th to present to the community on grief, trauma, and self-care. Julia also answered community questions and helped individuals to process their grief.

NBC affiliate WFMJ featured Julia on television and online on January 3rd as part of their story: "Lowellville Schools Hosting Grief Counseling Seminar for the Community" Additionally, CBS/ABC affiliates, WKBN/WYTV featured the grief seminar online as part of the article, "Grief counseling Seminar offers Community Guidance" on January 4th.

Cornerstone of Hope provided this support in response to several tragedies that the Lowellville community experienced in the past year. In May 2022, a 13-year-old student died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shooting took place in the K-12 school cafeteria during lunch. More recently in December 2022, a mother and daughter were killed in a domestic violence incident on Watson Street in Lowellville.

Follow-up trainings and seminars are being planned as needed with Lowellville School District.

If your school or community has been impacted by loss and are in need of grief support and education, Cornerstone of Hope can help. Learn more by clicking the link below.

Learn more about our Community Response Programs


July 29, 2022

Camp Cornerstone 2022


July 11-15, 2022, Cornerstone of Hope in Independence, Ohio was filled with the chatter and excitement of 77 campers who attended Camp Cornerstone. Many enjoyed the travel theme and the field trips to Play: CLE, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Lakewood Park, and Emerald Marina. The children also participated in various small group activities, such as arts & crafts, yoga, team building games, and much more. The last day ended with a balloon release for the children and their families as a way to remember their loved ones.

Visit cornerstoneofhope.org/info/camp-cornerstone to learn more about Camp Cornerstone.

Visit our services page to learn more about our camps and other programs for grieving children and teens.

June 23, 2022

NBC4 Features Camp Memory on June 17, 2022

Article Highlights Importance of Grief Camps for Children

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 17, 2022) -Cornerstone of Hope's Camp Memory was featured on Columbus NBC affiliate WCMH-TV online at NBC4i.com. The feature includes interviews with Camp Director, JoAnn Borer and camp attendee, Keystin Barnhart, and Emerson Woodworth.

The feature article, "At Columbus camp, kids learn to cope with grief, death" by Cyn Rosi, highlights the importance of Grief Camps for Children, teaching coping skills and allowing them to heal along others with similar experiences.

Learn more about our Summer Camps