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Grief Support

2024 Grief Support Offerings Schedule

Below find multiple offerings including workshops, grief support groups, and educational seminars. All workshops are free. If you are interested in attending please contact us at Call: 503-648-9565 or email Email:

2024 LGBTQ+ Community Session
End of Life Care and Decisions
March 21
10 - 11:30 am (Virtual)
LGBTQ+ Grief Surviving the Loss Group May 22 - June 26
2- 3:30 pm (Virtual)
Every Wednesday
2024 LGBTQ+ Community Session
Memorialization, Ritual, and Ceremony
June 20
10 - 11:30 am (In Person & Virtual)
Monthly Grief Support Group
Open Sessions
Starting March 15th
3:30 - 4:45 pm (In Person & Virtual)
3rd Friday of each Month (call for details)
Transitions and Finding Meaning:
Building Resiliency Through Loss
Outdoor Workshop
August 17th
9 - 11 am (Location tbd) Facilitated by Julia Luck, LCSW, APHSW-C and Jessene Wangaard LMSW
Coping with Loss Through the Holidays
Creative Workshop
December 11th
12 - 2 pm (Care Partner's Office)

All our support groups are open to anyone in the community at no cost. Pre-registration is required. 

Please Call: 503-648-9565 or Email: for details.

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

palliative care

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 or 503-648-9565

Registration is required to attend, but all community members are welcome – not only those with family members on our service.

After our patients pass away, we have our own memorial service every other week, where staff share what touched them most about each patient and send good wishes to their family and friends..

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 503-775-5683 or visit their website:

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