Grief and Complicated Circumstances

Mt. Hood Hospice recognizes that not all grief is the same. 

Group Details

When difficult personalities, substance use, mental health challenges, estrangement, abuse or neglect are part of the relationship, it can add extra layers to the grief. Grief is more than the things we lose. It is also about the things we didn’t have or the experiences that shouldn’t have happened to us. 

These groups are designed to be a safe space to explore the ways in which our imperfect relationships impact our grief. They are opportunities to talk openly with others who also had difficult relationship dynamics with their people. 

Phone calls and community groups are offered free of charge. 

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.

Groups after a death

 

Grief and Complicated Circumstances Social hour ON-GOING

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

 

Grief and Complicated Circumstances education Check back for dates

This group is designed to help those who had complicated circumstances such as challenging relationship dynamics and/ or substance use involvement connected to their loved one. We will learn about grief,  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.

Mornings at Meinig Social Hour In-Person When weather allows

Currently our only in-person option. We meet in the park twice a month (weather depending) for conversation and support. Our meet ups depend on the weather so make sure to register to get updates  so you know if we are meeting. 

Breathe, Move, Write Check back for dates

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

 

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 M.Ed, MSW, CSWA to register,
503-668-5545
llirette@mthoodhospice.org

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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.

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.

Medicare

We are proud to share our Medicare survey found us to be in full compliance with all state and federal hospice rules!

 

Time Of Remembering Event

View the 2021 Time of Remembering video. 

2022 Time of Remembering details are available. Submit photos and names by August 9. 

 

Support Groups

Grief Support Contact

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

View Calendar

Download the April to June 2022 Group Schedule

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