Education and

Support Groups

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.

 Facebook Groups

A space for members to share and respond to posts. They have limited moderator oversight and are not HIPPA compliant because of the nature of Facebook. They are designed to offer peer support and are not a substitute for professional or medical advice. Search for these group names to join or use the links on this page.

Family members or friends who are caring for an adult with a serious illness can connect with other caregivers by joining Caregivers Together

Those who are processing the death of an important person in their life can connect with others by joining Living with Grief

Groups for Caregivers

If you are a family member or friend caring for an adult with a serious illness, you deserve support too. We offer a variety of groups in addition to the Facebook Group. 

Caregivers Together Education Group

This group connects you with other caregivers. We can share the successes, challenges, joys and heartbreak that go along with providing support to someone you love. The shifts that happen in our relationships, responsibilities, and identities will be focal points during supportive conversations. This group has specific topics each week that we discuss. 

ON-GOING Caregivers Together Social Hour

This is an informal discussion group where those who attend decide on our topic each week. 

Family members or friends who are caring for an adult with a serious illness can connect with other caregivers on Facebook by joining Caregivers Together.  See above description for more information about Facebook groups. 

Groups after a Death
Living with Grief Education Group

A support group for people grieving a loss due to a death. Whether it has been months or years since your loss, this group can provide a supportive environment to learn about and explore your grief process, connect with others, and try new strategies. Each week there is a specific topic we explore and discuss. 

OFFERED FALL 2021 Grief and the Holidays Education Group

This group is designed for anyone who is wanting extra support following the death of a loved one as holidays and the end of the year approach.  A modified version of our Living with Grief series, discussion includes challenges and adaptations that can come up during the holidays and the changing of the year.

ON-GOING Living with Grief Social Hour

This is an informal discussion group where those who attend decide on our topic each week. 


OFFERED FALL 2021 Grief and Complicated Circumstances

This group is designed to help those who had complicating circumstances such as challenging relationship dynamics and/ or substance use involvement connected to their loved one. We will learn about grief and explore our own grief process and connect with others who are sharing a similar journey of grief.

Special attention to how these challenging dynamics can influence our grief is a focus of this group.

ON-GOING Grief and Complicated Circumstances Social hour 

 An informal conversation group for those who had challenging relationships with their loved one. The topics are chosen by those who attend. 

ON-GOING Reflection Walks 

Explore ways to use movement and breath to support ourselves in grief. We meet at a local park to learn and practice together. 

NEW in Fall 2021 Breathe, Move, Write

An invitation to access breath work, movement and writing to create ways to support ourselves and create connections with other group members. 


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,

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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 30 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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