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: Jennifer.Nash@carepartnersor.org or 503-648-9565. Registration is required to attend, but all community members are welcome – not only those with family members on our service.
“Surviving the Loss”
Educational Support Group
Support During a Difficult Season
Utilizing our “Surviving the Loss” curriculum as a backbone, this group is comprised of seven, 90-minute sessions facilitated by a social worker. The group invites attendees to discover healing and hope while dealing with loss through death. Participants are able express and clarify their feelings in a safe and supportive environment of peers while learning more about the grieving process. The group is open to anyone in the community at no cost.
(The curriculum is designed for people with at least 3 months between the death of their loved one and the group start date.)
Pre-registration is required.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:00 – 3:30 pm
On-Line via Zoom:
This is a virtual group you can attend from the safety and comfort of your own home using a phone, tablet or computer with camera and microphone.
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:
If you do not want to receive grief support materials from Care Partners, please fill out the form below.
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