Grief Support Services

Grief Support ServicesFor loved ones of patients and for the entire community. Grief support staff and volunteers understand that each person’s reaction to grief is unique. Most of us have the capacity to mourn fully with the help of friends, family, and community who care about us and want us to recover our ability to enjoy life fully and love others. Sometimes though, it might be difficult to find people who are willing to listen to our hurt in a nonjudgmental and comforting way. We are able to provide extra support in addition to your existing support system.  For more information, click here.

We Can Help. Our staff and volunteers are able to provide:

  • Private, confidential grief support visits in person or by phone.
  • Written materials and on-line resources specific to your unique needs.
  • Referrals for local counselors who work with grief and loss.
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The Vision of Hospice of Humboldt
“We envision a community in which no one dies alone or afraid and all who grieve are comforted.”

Drop-in Grief Support Groups are a great opportunity to meet others with whom you can exchange emotional support and ideas on coping with the death of a loved one. Open to the public, free of charge.
Arcata, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Umpqua Bank (upstairs – use rear entrance)
1063 G Street

Eureka, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Hospice of Humboldt office, 3327 Timber Fall Court

Fortuna, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Brookdale Assisted Living (formerly Emeritus Senior Living), 2401 Redwood Way

Eureka, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Hospice of Humboldt office, 3327 Timber Fall Court

McKinleyville, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
McKinleyville Senior Center, 1620 Pickett Road.

Eureka, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Hospice of Humboldt office, 3327 Timber Fall Court
Our popular Slipper Club ~ this unique group offers an opportunity to be around people who know what grief is, but not necessarily talking about grief.

Please call 707-267-9801 to confirm Grief Support Group schedule before attending

Grief Sessions will not be held on the following holidays:
New Year’s Eve, December 31
New Year’s Day, January 1
Martin Luther King Day, third Monday in January
Presidents’ Day, third Monday in February
Memorial Day, last Monday in May
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, first Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day and Friday after, fourth Thursday and Friday in November
Christmas Eve, December 24
Christmas Day, December 25