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 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

Living with Grief Education Group Starts April 28, 2022

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 Offered every fall

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. 

Breathe Move Write Starts April 28, 2022

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 details.

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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Download the April-June 2022 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 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.

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Estacada Chamber
Mt. Hood Area Chamber
Gresham Chamber