Grief Services

Grieving the death of a loved one is difficult work. Often bereaved people need extra support as they continue their life without the presence of their loved one. Receiving support can help a bereaved person make the journey through grief with a greater sense of hope, strength and connection with the world around them.

Anyone in the community may attend our grief support groups whether they used our hospice services or not.

Bereavement support is an essential part of hospice care. Continuing contact and support is available to caregivers and family members following the death of a loved one who received hospice or palliative care services from Willamette Valley Hospice.

If you or someone you know is grieving the death of a loved one, you may contact our bereavement services team directly for information or support. Call 503-588-3600 or 800-555-2431 for more information.

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Adult, Family, and Child Support Groups

Professional bereavement counselors provide a comfortable place to learn about grief and feel the support of others in similar circumstances. Call 503.588.3600 for information on upcoming groups.

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Camp Mighty Oaks

An annual summer camp that allows grieving children and families to play, grow, and heal together. With a theme of “connecting, remembering, healing” campers enjoy fun-filled activities. Camp is open to families with children who have experienced the death of a loved one during the previous two years. Kids must be 6 years or older and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to participate. Please call 503.588.3600 for more information about Camp Mighty Oaks.

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Community Support

Opportunities to honor and memorialize a loved one are available through our community memorial services and holiday grief workshops that address coping with loss. Events are typically located at Willamette Valley Hospice and provide an place for healing and to safely mourn your loved ones.

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Grief in Residential Care Settings

For many people who live and work in a care facility or group home, residents and staff are like an extended family. We offer individualized, on-site educational presentations and grief support for residents and staff of facilities located in our service area.

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School Support

A complimentary six-week grief support group curriculum is available to school counselors desiring to facilitate a support group in their school. If you are a school counselor interested in learning more about our curriculum or facilitating a support group in your school, please contact us at for more information.

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