National Crisis Hotline: 800-273-8255
Vision Statement: Providing immediate and long-term support to those affected by sudden loss.
Tax ID: 30-0989234
One Common Bond provides grief support to those affected by sudden and tragic death. We provide assistance, and resources from the initial time of loss, and continue to support during the long-term grief journey. We serve anyone who requests help from us and we do not discriminate. It is our mission to ensure no one feels alone during their time of grief.
Grief is a bond that is common for us all. That is where One Common Bond got it's name. Whether from a long term illness, a sudden death, or even a suicide, we all experience the stages of grief and need support.
The grief journey can be easier when you understand that your feelings are normal, and that others may be feeling the same way.
One Common Bond is committed to ensuring that you are not on your grief journey alone.
After you receive your package, we continue to send cards throughout your first year to remind you that we are thinking of you. Allow us to take this journey with you. We truly care and understand loss.
We cannot do our work without help from our wonderful sponsors and donors.
In 2019, your donations helped us provide:
¨ 15 Grief Treasure Boxes (8 Gold Star Families)
¨ 22 Grief Care Packages
¨ 3 Suicide Intervention Training classes (31 trained)
¨ 3 Suicide Prevention Seminars (150+ trained)
¨ 58 Follow-up Care Cards sent on key dates
¨ 30 Custom remembrance bracelets
¨ 80 Custom remembrance dog-tags
You also helped us launch or online course!
There are over 100 families that we are now happy to be connected with and we will provide them with support for years to come.
Flowers often die a week after you send them. This is a great alternative gift that will help for years to come.
If you had a sudden loss, you may not know how to process the feelings you are having. This package helps you understand grief and will help you find your new norm.
You will receive:
Purchase this for yourself or send this as a gift to someone with a loss.
Postage is free of charge, thanks to the donors who support our cause.
This finely crafted wooden and leather box contains the leading book on grief, a journal, pens, and an inspirational card. The recipient of this gift is encouraged to write out their special memories and keep them in the box as a life-long treasure.
If you want us to send the box to a specific person, just include the name and address in your purchase order and we will send it on your behalf.
Wear your special message with our signature memory bracelet or necklace. We customize it for you and you can wear it daily to remember your loved one.
There are 5 lines with up to 15 characters (no special characters).
Let us make your custom bracelet for you and your family. This is a great way to show wear your loved one's name close to your heart.
Would you know how to help someone who is thinking of suicide? If not, you should attend this training.
Schedule a training session for your community. It could be the best investment you have ever made.
Learn how to intervene with four easy steps: Red Flags, Response, Resources, and Reinforcements.
Everyone should be trained in suicide prevention and intervention skills.
The 4R suicide prevention training is now offered online. You can learn at your own pace and within your own schedule. This is a small investment to learn skills that could save a life.
There are two versions of the training. One is for military family members and the other is for the general public. Do not delay. Register today!
You may have had questions about different topics on grief and support. We have included a few commonly requested documents.
If you would like to schedule a training event please review our OCB training list.
We rely on generous contributions from people like you, to do our work. When we hear of a loss that can benefit from our packages, we will send them out without hesitation. We have sent them to families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, Soldiers killed in action, and even the surviving families of mass shootings.
All donations are tax deductible.
YOU can make a difference in the lives of those dealing with loss and grief.
Please consider a donation of any amount, and we will give a package to a family that is in need.
One Common Bond was founded by Mrs. Kimberly Franco. She was an Army Soldier serving her 22nd year of service when she lost her brother to suicide. She was not prepared for his death and in an instant, her life was changed forever.
Over the course of the days and months after losing her brother, she was in position to help other families through the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. Kimberly immediately realized that what she learned through the loss of her brother allowed her to be of help to others who were faced with sudden loss.
Kimberly retired early in order to pursue work in the field of suicide prevention full-time. Her faith helped her during this time and she held to the words in Genesis 50:20 about how God can turn what is meant to harm us into something good that helps others.
She founded One Common Bond as a means to connect those with like loss so they could work on their grief journey together.
We are a group of passionate volunteers who want to help.
We are a Christian based organization that follows the passage in Colossians 3:17 which says that whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus. That means that we will always display love and compassion. We do not discriminate against anyone and you do not have to share our faith to receive our help. It is our desire that as you see our outward display of love, you will come to seek more about our God, which we will gladly share.
Kimberly is a dynamic and powerful speaker with a message of hope and perseverance. She lives by the addage that when life gives you lemons - you make lemonade. A proven Master Lemonade Maker, Kimberly will inspire everyone at your event and give them the tools to bounce through adversity - not break from it.
Kimberly is a master trainer in resilience and suicide intervention. She trains new suicide prevention trainers nationwide to ensure the battle against suicide is won.
If you attend her classes, she will coach and equip you with the skills needed to potentially save a life!
Schedule a 4-hour suicide intervention class today - it may be one of the wisest investments you will ever make.
Break out groups
"When Kim speaks, I just WANT to listen." Captain Mahamadu, Kenyan Armed Forces
"I'm not one to give compliments but if you want to make suicide prevention training better for the Army, ask Mrs. Franco to teach all of the classes." Army, Lieutenant Colonel
"Just what we needed to hear for our church congregation! Thank you." Minister Hall, Greater Galilee.
We strive to give the best to those we serve. If you have received one of our packages, we would to know how it impacted you.
If you would like to submit a name for our greeting card list, please submit their name, address, anniversary date of the loss, and loss type. We will send cards on significant dates, free of charge.
P.O. Box 581, Hope Mills, North Carolina 28348, United States
Nationwide assistance with grief materials.
Suicide intervention training.
Grief recovery workshops.
We know the power of prayer and we have a minister on staff who prays for each family that we come in contact with. Send us your prayer requests and we will add you to our list.