Grief support

grief centerWhen you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you need your Community more than ever.  With personalized support for children, teens and adults, Community bereavement is open to everyone in the community – not only hospice families. Anyone who has lost a loved one through an accident, violence, suicide, natural causes or military activity may participate.

 

 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS IN LONGVIEW

Support groups are free of charge – and facilitated by staff and volunteers with specialized grief training. Groups meet at the James Avery Center for Grief Support and Recovery, located at 1000 12th Avenue in Longview. For youth groups, pre-registration is required. Guardians of children ages 5 – 13 are required to attend a group.

ADULT (AGES 18 +) 
Daytime: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 1-2:30 pm
Evening: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6-8 pm

Join friendly, caring people who support each other through one of life’s most difficult experiences. participants share as much or as little of their story as they want – and others listen without judgement. Drop in on a couple of sessions to see if the group is right for you.


TEEN (AGES 14 – 17)
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm (Teen room)

Teens face special challenges in grieving because they are still maturing emotionally and mentally. While they long to be like their friends, losing a loved one makes them very different. At group, they connect with other teens who understand what they are going through. Teens enjoy pool, socializing, recreational activities and outings including a beach retreat.

PRE-TEEN/EARLY TEEN (AGES 11 – 13)
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm (Teen room)

As pre-teens and young teens move from childhood to adolescence, they face physical and emotional changes. These are complicated by the loss of a  loved one. This support group offers 45 minutes of free time to play pool and games, or to socialize with others who have experienced similar losses. There is also a 45 minute structured peer support group session.

CHILDREN (AGES 5-10)
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm

friends sister girls whispering secret in ear in grass garden track park outdoorChildren may participate in the children’s group as well as Camp Cedars. These programs help children learn how to share their feelings and cope with grief and loss. Through remembering activities and creative play, children learn to talk about their grief in safe ways.

 

 

 

Contact our bereavement coordinator, 360.703.0300 or GriefSupport@chhh.org.

 

 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS IN CLARK COUNTY

Located at Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center,3102 NE 134th Street, Vancouver, WA 98686.

ADULT (AGES 18 +) 
Daytime: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 1-2:30 pm
Evening: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm

Located at Columbia Ridge Senior Living, 2300 W 9th Street, Washougal, WA 98671

Datytime: 3rd Mondays, 3– 4:30 pm

Join friendly, caring people who support each other through one of life’s most difficult experiences. participants share as much or as little of their story as they want – and others listen without judgement. Drop in on a couple of sessions to see if the group is right for you.


Contact our bereavement coordinator, 360.597.0754 or GriefSupport@chhh.org.

 This video was presented at our 2015 charity care fundraiser. The children’s grief program was featured, as it is funded by charity care dollars.

 

This video was presented at our 2016 Community Cares Breakfast. The children’s grief program was featured, as it is funded by charity dollars.

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