If you are grieving for a loved one and are ready to face it and receive support you man contact the Parish Health Ministry for current parish grief support programs at email@example.com or call Susan Welch, RN at 503-803-9719.
Other Local Grief Support
Legacy Hospice Bereavement Programs: Below are programs offered by the Legacy Hospice. They recommend calling ahead to make sure time and days are still correct. To register for any of these groups/classes or to access other grief support in the Portland Metro area call 503-220-1000 or visit legacyhealth.org/hospice
Understanding Grief: Information and Tools for Coping is a one-session class designed to provide information to newly grieving people and/or their support people. Participants learn how to identify their own grieving style and what coping strategies might best help them.
Ongoing Grief Support Groups offer the opportunity to meet other grieving people and share experiences and coping strategies. Groups meet continuously throughout the year in both the Portland and McMinnville area. New members are welcomed at any time.
Pathways to Healing grief support groups offer nine weekly meetings. the group utilizes a grief book as a source of information and basis for discussion, as well as providing a safe environment for sharing and self-exploration. Creative and memorializing projects also aid in grief expression.
Me Too is an eight-week child and family grief support program serving children, teens, and their parents or guardians. This program is a collaboration between Legacy Hospice Services, the Providence Hospice Programs, and the Oregon Hospice Association.
Expressive Arts for Healing is a support group that uses expression to explore and communicate the grieving process.
Providence Health and Services Grief Support
If you have lost a loved one, Providence Health and Services would like to invite you to participate in our grief support groups. Providence Bereavement Support Groups are offered at no charge. For adults, no registration is required. Our groups, led by a grief counselor, are made up of caring people who know the pain and turmoil of grief. The groups are ongoing and you are welcome to join us at any time.Click here to find a location near you.
Grief and Healing after an Abortion
Project Rachel is a confidential ministry for anyone who desires healing after being impacted by abortion. This includes the mothers and fathers of children lost to abortion, grandparents and other relatives, health care providers, and many others. Abortion crosses all boundaries of religion, race, age and socio-economic position. Project Rachel's mission is to provide a confidential and compassionate ministry that offers resources for spiritual, emotional, and psychological healing to anyone who has been impacted by abortion regardless of faith background. We strive to convey God's forgiveness and mercy in order to restore and empower lives. Click here for more information.
Donna Barton, RN Parish Nurse
Susan Welch, RN Parish Nurse