Greg Pang, President & CEO
In celebration of National Home Care and Hospice Month, we give thanks for your generous support this year. From across Southwest Washington, donors like you brought peace of mind to patients and families — and changed lives.
Here’s a look at how your gifts help grieving children:
Group grief support
We offer grief support groups for children ages 5-12 and teens ages 13-18. Held twice a month in Longview and Vancouver, these services help youth cope with grief. These groups are free for all youth in our service area.
Family or individual counseling
When necessary, we provide short-term counseling for kids and teens individually or with their families. There is no cost for these services for grieving families in our service area.
This is a free weekend ocean retreat held each summer for grieving youth ages 5-17. At camp, they discover tools like breathing balls to work through their feelings in healthy ways.
This August we hosted 18 kids, including five-year-old Noah. Noah’s mother had died just a few months earlier and it was his first time away from his family. He held his stuffed animal “Nana” as he joined in the grief scavenger hunt. This activity helps children work through feelings when they’re grieving. At the “Great Sadness” stop, Noah picked the word courage.
“Wow, I do need courage because I don’t have a mother,” he said.
Noah opened up about his mother’s death, sharing how much he loved and missed her. With his big smile and encouraging way, Noah brightened everyone’s day.
Thanks to your generous support, children like Noah learn lifelong lessons about coping with loss.