Mt. Hood Hospice believes grief is a natural reaction to loss.
Grief can make us feel alone.
Living with a loved one’s death can be difficult. Whether it has been months or years since your loss, Mt. Hood Hospice offers support groups and education for bereavement.
In addition, Mt. Hood Hospice offers support groups for family members and friends witnessing the declining health of an important adult.
These groups can provide a supportive environment to help you develop coping skills and conversations with others who share similar experiences.
See below for a list of groups.
- Facebook Groups
- Living With Grief
- Caregivers Together
- Grief and Complicated Circumstances
- Individualized Support Groups
Mt. Hood Hospice believes that grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one. 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. Contact our bereavement coordinator for additional information.
Most groups are hosted on Zoom for ease of access unless they are marked in-person. Support is available in helping you access internet based groups using a computer, smart phone or a landline.
Meet our Bereavement Coordinator Laura Lirette
Laura Lirette previously worked in affordable housing, parent education and trauma recovery with marginalized populations. She has taught in public schools and has a Masters in Education and a Masters in Social Work. She is currently the bereavement coordinator at Mt Hood Hospice in Sandy, Oregon and has her Clinical Social Work Associate license.
Contact Laura Lirette to register for a support group or to inquire about our bereavement Program:
Time of Remembering
Grief Support Groups Calendar
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.
Because every day is a gift
MT. HOOD HOSPICE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS!
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 proud to share our Medicare survey found us to be in full compliance with all state and federal hospice rules!