Mourning Hope to Break Ground on New Grief Support Facility, Lincoln’s First
The Mourning Hope Grief Center’s “Make Room for HOPE” capital campaign (mourninghope.org/capitalcampaign), launched in the fall of 2018, will build Lincoln’s first permanent facility dedicated to supporting children, teens, and families grieving the death of someone significant in their lives. The building will also house additional services and resources that address adverse childhood experiences.
Mourning Hope plans to build at 1311 S. Folsom St., adjacent to the Willard Community Center and Schroder Park. The new Center will provide free bereavement support for children, teens, young adults, and their families. The home-like design includes a multi-purpose room with substantial participant capacity, and specialty breakout rooms of various sizes for healing activities. Sinclair Hille Architects designed the facility and Hampton Enterprises serves as general contractor. Geri True Design will manage exterior and interior design, and Don Killeen, county property manager (retired), functions as the owner’s representative for the project.
Lead “Make Room for HOPE” donors include a local family foundation; the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln; Sunderland Foundation; Dave and Terry Hansen; Nelnet; Union Bank & Trust; Abel Foundation; Ameritas Charitable Foundation; Bryan Health Foundation; and Mourning Hope’s Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and staff.
A ground-breaking ceremony, open to the public, will take place mid-May. For updates about the celebration and information about the “Make Room for HOPE” capital campaign, please visit mourninghope.org/capitalcampaign.