Community Grief Education

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

Group Details

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.

For detailed information about support available to individuals, check out the offerings listed under the support groups tab. 

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.

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.

Grief and Loss trainings: customized trainings about grief and loss relevant to the audience you are trying to reach. A few examples are trainings for 

  • educators related to education, grief and loss
  • resource parents related to processing and managing the grief and loss that can occur while working within the foster care system and ways to support mental health and well-being
  • community organizations building awareness of grief and loss and how it influences staff and client interactions
  • community members related to improving grief literacy and and cultivating more supportive interactions related to grief and loss.

In-services for facility staff (assisted living, memory care, residential or nursing homes):

Professional caregivers are often on the front line with families grieving the decline and death of a loved one. 

Grief and Loss education for facility staff  to promote confidence when interacting with end of life patients, their families and 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,


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 43 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.

Because every day is a gift



We are a not-for-profit Hospice that provides quality care for terminally ill patients and their loved ones,

regardless of their ability to pay.

Living with a Terminal Illness

When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, the lives of those close to them are impacted as well. It's important to learn as much as you can about the illness. The more information you have, the more in control you will feel. Learn more.

What You Need to Know

Hospice care is covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. You can choose your hospice! Every Medicare beneficiary with Part A entitlement has a Medicare Hospice Benefit allowing them services from ANY Medicare certified hospice. This is regardless of their enrollment in any HMO. We care for people in residential facilities as well as at home. Learn more.


Kind Words From Our Families

Watch this one-minute video testimonial and hear why families choose Mt. Hood Hospice.


We are certified by Medicare, which means we get  surveyed every 3 to make sure we are following all state and federal hospice regulations.


Time Of Remembering Event 

2023 Time of Remembering details are available.


Support Groups

Grief Support Contact

Registration is required prior to meetings. Contact Laura Lirette to register,

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