Cornerstone of Hope

Cornerstone of Hope is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope for the grieving. After walking through the grief associated with the devastating death of their three-year-old son, Mark and Christi Tripodi opened Cornerstone in 2003. Cornerstone of Hope offers a wide variety of services and programs including individual grief counseling, support groups, bereavement camps, memorial ceremonies, and education and training – all centered on offering HOPE to those who grieve.


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Support Group Meals

When: Weekday Evenings at 6:00pm

Where: 5905 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131

What: Cornerstone focuses on serving to those are grieving the loss, and as a part of the ministry, they hosts evening support groups. As they serve those who are going through hard times, one of the ways we can support them is by helping with the meals for those support groups. Cornerstone is looking for small groups of 2-4 volunteers who will prepare, serve, and clean up from a simple meal for 12-36 people in the support group. This is an unique opportunity for us to practically come alongside those who are hurting.

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Butterfly Release Setup

When: June 22 from 9-11am for initial setup
June 23 at 7am for final setup.

Where: Cornerstone of Hope

What: Cornerstone of Hope offers a beautiful Butterfly Release Memorial where individuals and families release live butterflies in honor of their loved ones who have passed away. The program includes a brief service and a concert by the Singing Angels.

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Camp Cornerstone Tear Down

When: June 18, 2018

Where: Cornerstone of Hope

What: Cornerstone is in need of 8-10 volunteers to help tear down and clean up from Camp Cornerstone. This is a tangible way to serve the staff who have been a part of Camp Cornerstone for the week.

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Camp Heroes Meals

When: July 9-13, 2018 from 10:00am-1:00pm

Where: Cornerstone of Hope

What: Camp Heroes is a day camp for inner-city youth ages 8-17 who have been affected by loss or trauma. This camp provides an experience for students to meet and interact with other teens who have experienced a similar loss or trauma. Cornerstone is in need of 2 volunteers to come setup and cook lunch for the campers.

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