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Grief Support

Grief is any reaction to loss -
whether actual, perceived or expected

Grief can occur on multiple levels: emotional, physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and spiritual. When a person experiences a major loss, it has a ripple effect on their life – affecting work, plans and relationships

Although grief is a normal, natural and necessary process, it can feel like a roller coaster with unpredictable ups and downs, twists and turns

Grief Support Group

Our support groups invite attendees to discover healing and hope by expressing their feelings in a safe and welcoming environment with others who are also experiencing loss.  Support groups are held several times a year.

For information regarding the next six sessions (90 minutes each) please contact Jennifer Nash: or 503-648-9565.  Registration is required to attend, but all community members are welcome – not only those with family members on our service.

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Additional Community Grief Resources

If our scheduled groups are not at a convenient location or dates for you, most hospices offer grief support groups that are open to the public.

Specialized Support for Children, Teens and Young Adults

For a younger person, the first experience of death can be very difficult, and they may express grief differently from the adults around them.  We refer interested families to the Dougy Center, a globally-recognized grief support organization for young people headquartered in Portland.  They also offer groups in Spanish.  

For more information, please call 503-224-2184 or visit their website:

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Care Partners is on call around the clock to meet your needs. Call now to speak with an experienced and caring nurse.  We’ve been helping people like you for more than 37 years.