We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone. If you or someone you know is grieving the death of a loved one, please contact our bereavement services team at 503.588.3600 or 800.555.2431.
Professional bereavement counselors provide a comfortable place to learn about grief and feel the support of others in similar circumstances. Click here for a printable schedule of all support groups offered January - June 2022.
Six-week grief support groups are offered throughout the year for those who have lost a loved one in the previous two years. Gain support from others experiencing grief and loss as you increase your understanding of the grief process. There is no charge, but registration is required. Use of mask required, as we are considered a healthcare facility.
Seven-week grief support groups for adults and children ages 6-17 are offered at our office location throughout the year for those who have lost a loved one in the previous two years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to be eligible to attend. There is no charge, but please pre-register. Use of mask required, as we are considered a healthcare facility.
Weekly in-person drop-in groups are available to any adult seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend. Trained facilitators lead the groups, which are held at Willamette Vital Health in West Salem. Explore the grieving process in a safe, supportive environment. These meetings offer a chance to meet with others to find support and understanding for the challenges of life after a death. Use of mask required, as we are considered a healthcare facility.
Each summer Camp Mighty Oaks provides an experience that supports children and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. This summer, Camp Mighty Oaks will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 8:30 am - 7:00 pm. Registration is due by June 25th. Call 503.588.3600 to register or for more information.
With a theme of “connecting, remembering, healing” campers enjoy fun-filled activities:
Camp is open to families with children who have experienced the death of a loved one during the previous two years. Kids must be 6 years or older and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to participate.
For more information on Camp Mighty Oaks, call 503.588.3600
Every year, generous quilters ensure that every person that attends Camp Mighty Oaks returns home with a brand new quilt, lovingly made by volunteer quilters. If you would like to donate a quilt, click here for more information.
Opportunities to honor and memorialize a loved one are available through our community memorial services and holiday grief workshops that address coping with loss. Events are typically located at Willamette Vital Health and provide an place for healing and to safely mourn your loved ones.
View our calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.
For many people who live and work in a care facility or group home, residents and staff are like an extended family. We offer individualized, on-site educational presentations and grief support for residents and staff of facilities located in our service area. Subjects covered can include:
A complimentary six-week grief support group curriculum is available to school counselors desiring to facilitate a support group in their school. If you are a school counselor interested in learning more about our curriculum or how to facilitate a support group in your school, please contact us for more information.