Grief is any reaction to loss -
whether actual, perceived or expected
Grief can occur on multiple levels: emotional, physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and spiritual. When a person experiences a major loss, it has a ripple effect on their life – affecting work, plans and relationships
Although grief is a normal, natural and necessary process, it can feel like a roller coaster with unpredictable ups and downs, twists and turns
Grief Support Group
Our support groups invite attendees to discover healing and hope by expressing their feelings in a safe and welcoming environment with others who are also experiencing loss. Support groups are held several times a year.
For information regarding the next six sessions (90 minutes each) please contact Jennifer Nash: Jennifer.Nash@carepartnersor.org or 503-648-9565. Registration is required to attend, but all community members are welcome – not only those with family members on our service.
Additional Community Grief Resources
If our scheduled groups are not at a convenient location or dates for you, most hospices offer grief support groups that are open to the public.
Specialized Support for Children, Teens and Young Adults
For a younger person, the first experience of death can be very difficult, and they may express grief differently from the adults around them. We refer interested families to the Dougy Center, a globally-recognized grief support organization for young people headquartered in Portland. They also offer groups in Spanish.
For more information, please call 503-224-2184 or visit their website:
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