Hospice of Humboldt provides heartfelt end of life care and…

  • A NEW HOPE.  When further treatment is no longer the right answer, Hospice can provide new hope for a comfortable, peaceful end of life with dignity.
  • PATIENT CENTERED CARE.  Hospice focuses on the patient’s goals and wishes at all times.  Whether he or she chooses to die in restful solitude or surrounded by loved ones, at home or in a hospital, Hospice care is always patient-centered.
  • CLINICAL EXPERTISE.  Our Medical Director and Nursing Staff have specialized training in comfort care and end of life symptom management.  Our Medical Social Workers provide support and practical information on issues facing families when a loved one is dying.  Our Spiritual Counselors provide solace and a listening heart to all patients, of every denomination, who wish it.


To provide heartfelt end of life care and grief support services to all who need them in northern Humboldt County.


Call our Admissions department at 707-445-5042 (weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) to learn more about our services, eligibility, how Hospice services are paid for or to schedule a free Information Visit. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have.

Hospice of Humboldt


Writing Through Grief: An eight week workshop to help you use the written word as a healing tool. Tuesdays June 21 – August 9, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Through the process of writing, we’ll explore the stories that keep us in close connection with our loved ones, the stories that help us see ourselves in the newness of grief. The movement of pen on paper can be an honoring ritual in times of loss and mourning. Led by Janelle Adsit, Ph.D. and Julie Doerner, LCSW. To register, call Gretchen at 707-267-9801.

Lantern Making Workshop: Healing the Grieving Heart Thursday, August 4, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join this workshop to create a beautiful floating lantern in memory of your loved one. On Saturday, August 13, your lantern can be ceremoniously launched at Klopp Lake in Arcata. Materials are provided and no artistic experience is needed. For more information, or to register, please call Gretchen or Julie D. at 707-267-9801.

Free Advance Directive Workshop Saturday, August 13, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Who will speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself? Led by Hospice Community Outreach Nurse Educator, Karen Giacomini, this workshop will prepare attendees to make choices in advance of a crisis. To register, call 707-445-8443.

Community Arts Gathering Allowing Tears, Allowing Laughter, Saturday, August 20, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Being closed off from suffering carries the price of being closed off from joy. What elements encourage and allow for emotional honesty with oneself? Through the creation of a “color wheel of emotions” we will explore how to open more fully to our emotional self. To register, call 707-267-9801.

Saturday Morning Slipper Club meets at new Hospice offices 3327 Timber Fall Court.  Held in Eureka every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Grief Support Center, 3327 Timber Fall Court.

New Grief Support Services telephone: 707-267-9801

FREE weekly grief support groups are available in Arcata, Eureka, McKinleyville and Fortuna. Click here for more information.