grief support


Grief is a journey through an inhospitable wilderness.  An understanding companion for the journey can help change the scene into a healing, hopeful, courageous walk where the spirit is honored in silence or remembered through sharing.

Our team of social workers, chaplains, and volunteers have years of experience as understanding companions, respect the pain of loss, and are ready to walk this journey with you.  

You do not need to have been a family member of a hospice patient, and there is no charge to the participants of any of these programs.  


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPs

10-week groups begin three times per year.  Facilitated by the Hospice bereavement team, the book "Understanding Your Grief", by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, is used as a guideline for discussion, learning, and sharing.


CUP OF COMFORT

4TH TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH (OCTOBER-MARCH)

5:30 - 6:30 PM

WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY HOSPICE

1067 E. ISAACS, WALLA WALLA, WA 99362

A warm welcome awaits at this informal, drop-in coffee hour. We invite you to share the comfort of tea, coffee, and light refreshments and a time of remembering your loved ones. Each program includes a short talk on living with grief, the company of caring others, and inspiration for facing the future with hope and healing. You are invited to bring and share a photo or special item which evokes the memories of your loved one.

CIRCLE OF CARING

2ND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

5:30 - 6:30 PM

WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY HOSPICE

1067 E. ISAACS, WALLA WALLA, WA 99362

The death of any child, regardless of cause or age, is overwhelming to parents who can never be fully prepared for a child to die before them. Parental grief is intense and long-lasting. Although the grief and healing may contain similar elements for all who have experienced loss, there are additional factors that may affect the grief of those whose adult child has died.

This drop-in group meets to provide support to meet the needs of parental grief. Each moth the experience of parental grief will be explored.


GRIEF SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN

Offered in collaboration with area schools to provide grieving children the opportunity for healing after loss.  Groups are scheduled on an as-needed basis.  Call for more information.

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CAMP AMANDA

A WEEKEND CAMP EXPERIENCE

A weekend summer camp for children ages 7 – 14 who have experienced the death of a person significant in their lives.