Support Groups: Grief and Loss

Grief: Facing Loss - Grief and Bereavement Support Group

A free 11-week grief support group designed to provide information and guidance for grieving adults. Participants will receive support, learn how to process their grief and develop strategies for going forward. The group creates a safe environment for mutual learning as group members share their experience of loss. Registration required.

Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology
Suite 100
19500 10th Avenue Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Daytime group:
Tuesdays, September 6 – November 22
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Claremont Senior Living
2707 Clare Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310

Evening group:
Wednesdays, September 7 - November 23
5:30–7 p.m.

To register, or for more information, contact Nani Baran, Bereavement Coordinator, Palliative Care Services, Harrison Medical Center, 360-744-5616 or nani.baran@harrisonmedical.org.


Grief: Moving Toward Healing - A Grief and Bereavement Workshop

This 3 hour workshop provides information and support for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Participants will learn how to move toward healing their loss and how to take steps toward finding meaning in their lives. Registration not required.

Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale
Iris Room
1800 Northwest Myhre Road
Silverdale, WA 98383

Four separate offerings, all Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
September 17, 2016
October 22, 2016
November 12, 2016
December 17, 2016

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nani Baran, Bereavement Coordinator, Palliative Care Services, Harrison Medical Center at 360-744-5616 or nani.baran@harrisonmedical.org.



Grief: Hospice Loss Support Group

For family members of hospice patients and bereaved individuals within the community.

Various locations and times, please call 253-534-7000 for details
Registration: Registration is required


Grief: Support Group - St. Elizabeth Hospital

“Grief Talk” - This group offers a welcoming, safe environment to explore and understand the grieving process.

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Garden Conference Room, 1st Floor
1455 Battersby Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022

1st and 3rd Mondays 1 – 2:30 p.m.

This is an open, drop-in bimonthly event, for more information call 360-802-8800


Grief: Moving Toward Healing - A Grief and Bereavement Workshop

This workshop provides information and support for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Participants will learn how to move toward healing their loss and how to take steps toward finding meaning in their lives.

Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale
Iris Room
1800 Northwest Myhre Road
Silverdale, WA 98383

Three separate offerings, all Saturdays: March 19, 2016, May 14, 2016, July 16, 2016
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Grief: On-Going Support Groups on the Plateau

Grief Support Group
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Cedar Room (main floor near gift shop)
1455 Battersby Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022

First and third Wednesdays, 1–2:30 p.m.

Caregiver Support Group
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Cedar Room (main floor near gift shop)
1455 Battersby Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022

First and third Thursdays, 1–2:30 p.m.

Call 360-802-8800 to confirm dates, rooms and times.


Grief: Phone Grief Group

This is a live, online support group for family members and friends of people who have lost someone on Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care Service. It offers the opportunity from the comfort of your home or office to share personal experiences and to provide practical and emotional support for one another. Discussions are led by bereavement counselors.

This group meets on the phone the first and third Friday of each month – Starting August 7 from noon–1 p.m.

Registration: required, to register or learn more, please contact Sandy Bochonok at 253-534-7061 or 360-744-6927 or Traci Lenzi at 253-534-7181.


Grief: Recognizing Grief—On-Going, Drop-in Grief and Loss Support Groups

Are you dealing with the death of a spouse, parent, child or other loved one in the past 18 months? Does it feel as if the sadness will never lift, or that you are isolated from friends and family?

Grieving can be painful, and also healing. While everyone experiences loss differently, grief that is expressed and experienced within a supportive environment has the power to heal. These on-going grief support groups provide an opportunity to listen, share and learn from others. Registration is not required.

Pierce County

Gig Harbor
St. Anthony Hospital
Third Wednesday
10 a.m.–noon
253-530-2142 or kristennivling@chifranciscan.org

King County

Federal Way
Daytime Groups:
First and third Tuesdays
Starting September 15
10 a.m.–noon
For information and location, please call Peggy McEntee at 253-661-4077

Evening Group:
First and third Mondays
6:30-8:30 p.m.
For information and location, please call Peggy McEntee at 253-661-4077

Burien
Daytime Groups:
First and third Wednesdays
2–3:30 p.m.
Highline Cancer Center - Burien
Meditation Room
16233 Sylvester Road Southwest
Burien, WA 98166
For information, please call 206-431-5249

Evening Group
Second and fourth Mondays
6:30–8 p.m.
Highline Medical Center
Cedar 3rd floor
Education Room 1 and 2
16251 Sylvester Road Southwest
Burien, WA 98166
For information, please call Peggy McEntee at 253-661-4077