Community Grief Education

Mt. Hood Hospice believes grief is a natural reaction to loss.

Group Details

Mt. Hood Hospice believes that grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one for children as well as adults. We believe that each individual has the capacity to heal, that the duration and intensity of grief are unique to each of us and that caring, sharing and acceptance help us process our grief. Grief support is free of charge for phone calls and community groups. Groups are also available for those who are taking care of someone with a serious illness to address the grief that comes with witnessing someone’s health decline.

All groups are hosted on Zoom while Covid -19 restrictions are in effect to protect the health of participants and staff. Support is available in helping you access internet based groups using a computer, smart phone or a landline.

Individualized Support

Phone conversations are available for any adult in the community who is struggling with grief. You do not have to have a connection to Mt. Hood Hospice to access short term support. You can share your challenges, get information related to grief and assistance locating resources to help you through your transition to life after your loved one’s death.

Those who are processing the death of an important person in their life can connect with others by joining Living with Grief. See the above description for more information about Facebook groups.

Grief education/support for your school, organization or faith community:

Would you like to help your staff feel more confident in the face of grief? Are there conversations about grief and loss that could help staff or those you serve? Does your church have a care ministry? Learn about grief and how to provide support both for the sick and for the bereaved.

In-services for facility staff (assisted living, memory care, residential or nursing homes): How to be with people in grief: Professional caregivers are often on the front line with families grieving the loss of a loved one. We can help facility staff feel confident interacting with the recently bereaved.

Self-care for professional caregivers: Caregivers grieve too! Help prevent burn-out by honoring your grief and taking care of yourself and each other.

Grief support groups for residents at assisted living and senior communities: Many residents of senior communities are grieving losses old and recent, and unable to get out to attend a support group. We can work with you to provide support at your location.

Contact us to schedule an individualized support group.

View calendar for times and place. If you’d like additional support, see contact information in sidebar.

Grief Support Contact

Registration is required prior to meetings. Contact Laura Lirette to register,
503-668-5545
llirette@mthoodhospice.org

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Download the October-November 2021 Group Schedule

Grief Support Groups

About Mt. Hood Hospice

Mt. Hood Hospice has been providing care and bereavement support to families in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties for over 40 years. We are a not-for-profit, free standing, independent, community-based hospice.

Mt. Hood Hospice was the first free-standing hospice in Oregon to be granted Medicare certification in 1987. Since that time we have stayed current in compliance with changing CMS regulations while remaining true to our original ideal: to provide the highest quality care to families coping with life-limiting illness, emphasizing comfort, dignity and choice.

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