Living With Grief

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. 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. These groups are designed for general grief education for individuals who had a relatively good relationship with the person who died. 

Difficult personalities, substance use, mental health challenges, estrangement, abuse and neglect are just a few ways relationships can be difficult. When the person dies, these layers can change how our grief feels.  If this description describes your situation, look for more specific support options under the Grief and Complicated Circumstances tab. 

Grief support is free of charge for phone calls and community groups.

Caregiver 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.

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.

Groups after a death

Living with Grief Education Group Check back for dates in early 2023

A 6 week 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.

Grief and the Holidays Education Group  two series are offered 
9/29-11/3/22 Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm OR 10/25-11/29 Tuesdays 2-4pm 

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 6 week Living with Grief series, discussion includes challenges and adaptations that can come up during the holidays and the changing of the year.

Living with Grief Social Hour ON-GOING

This is an informal discussion group where those who attend decide on our topic each week. It meets year round and you can join at any time. 

Mornings at Meinig Social Hour In-Person ON-GOING

Currently our only in-person option. We meet in the park twice a month when weather permits 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. Contact us for dates and times.  

Breathe Move Write 10/25-11/29/22 Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm

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

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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,

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

Grief Support Groups

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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


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!


Time Of Remembering Event

View the 2021 Time of Remembering video. 

2022 Time of Remembering details are available. Submit photos and names by October 17, 2022. 

Support Groups

There are no upcoming events.

Grief Support Contact

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

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