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: Wednesday Evenings at 6:00pm to serve 45
Thursday Evenings at 6:00pm to serve 25

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 support groups (numbers are dependent on day of the week). This is an unique opportunity for us to practically come alongside those who are hurting.

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Homemade Bakery Items

When: Donations accepted any time during normal business hours:
Monday – Thursday, 8am-8pm, Friday, 8am-4pm

Where: 5905 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131

What: Counseling clients and individuals attending group counseling are always offered refreshments as a part of the warm, welcoming, and home-like atmosphere that Cornerstone of Hope has established. In addition, they often need significant number of cookies for events. As a non-profit organization, Cornerstone depends on the local community for bakery donations. If you enjoy baking and are willing to prepare and donate items such as cookies, brownies, muffins, sweet breads, cakes, they would be most appreciated! Baked goods can be dropped off anytime Cornerstone of Hope is open and will either be used that week or stored in the freezer for future needs.

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Cornerstone Gala

When: Saturday, February 23

Where: Embassy Suites
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence | Ohio, 44131

What: Cornerstone of Hope's largest fundraiser, the Gala, will soon be here! They are celebrating their 16th annual event, and many volunteers are needed to make this a "sweet 16!" Cornerstone is looking for people willing to assist before and after the Gala, whether you can run just one errand or have several hours to spare.

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