Mourning Hope Grief Center

Mourning Hope

Mourning Hope Grief Center

The Mourning Hope Grief Center was founded in 1994, with the purpose of coming along side children, adults, and families before and after a death loss.  The center provides grief support groups, counseling, community education, resources, and referrals to hurting kids and their families.

For more than 20 years, Mourning Hope offered its much-needed services by renting space in several different locations in Lincoln, but in 2018 it was time to take a major step forward and begin to plan for a permanent home.  It was at this time that Sinclair Hille Architects was chosen to lead the planning and design effort for the new center and support the needs of the capitol campaign which would be titled Make Room for Hope.

The new facility is designed to be friendly and welcoming in every way possible.  The exterior is intentionally residential in its scale and architectural character so as to be disarming to kids and to put all visitors at ease.  Inside the building, every opportunity was taken to create an atmosphere that is warm, comforting, and colorful!  Each room is uniquely designed to support the grieving process and begin to turn sorrow toward positive healing.

Sinclair Hille Architects is very proud to have been a partner in this important work with Mourning Hope, which is making Lincoln a stronger community for everyone.


The Concordia University Team has always worked through the design process with Sinclair Hille‚Äôs leadership and come away feeling like our project priorities were understood. Setting overall project goals in the initial design meeting with Sinclair Hille has proven to be a key to our success.

Dave Kumm

CFO, Concordia University