Where Grievers Come to Find Hope

As a volunteer for the first hospice team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the early 1990s, Jo-Ann Lautman comforted patients […more…]

Our House Grief Support Center

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(818) 222-3344
Director of Operations: Shannon Boren


The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

My husband, Michael, was 46, healthy, and taken from me and our daughter too soon when he died. When the pandemic hit, everything changed. I was furloughed from my job and Sofia was schooling from home. I felt much more isolated away from friends, family, and coworkers. I learned that OUR HOUSE was doing groups online and that made it so much easier for me and Sofia. By joining a children’s group, Sofia discovered she wasn’t the only kid who had lost a parent. Best of all, I could also join a group and know that what I’m facing is normal because other widows and widowers are facing the same challenges. I was also grateful that OUR HOUSE would work within my budget so we could both attend groups.
Grief Support Group attendee

Stand Up to the Torrent of Pandemic Grief

As death rates have risen from COVID, gun violence, and the effects of an economic slide that has disproportionately struck the most vulnerable, OUR HOUSE has seen the need for its service more than triple.

To meet that demand, the nearly 30-year-old nonprofit has a simple, but important ask: Please help it hire the staff it needs to meet this crushing demand.

Your donation will help OUR HOUSE lead the bereaved through some of the hardest moments of their lives and find hope.

Key Supporters

Carol & Rand April
Charlotte & Adam Baratta
Saul Brandman Foundation
Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
Joseph Drown Foundation
Nancy & Mike Eisenstadt
Marci & Greg Foster
Laurie Burrows Grad
The Green Foundation
Anthony & Francesca Guagliano
Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary
Glen & Natalie Kraemer
Jo-Ann Lautman
The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation
New York Life Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Sheri & Marc Rapaport
Annette & Leonard Shapiro
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
Ruth & Dennis Wasser
Windsong Trust