Gatherings & Events


Free drop-in Community Grief Groups meet every week throughout Humboldt County. Click here for group locations and times.

Teen Grief Support Group
Eight weeks starting Tuesday, October 15 until December 10
4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
The weekly group is a safe and supportive environment where teens can share with other teens and participate in activities that will be focused on healing and honoring lost loved ones.
This free group is open to all teens who may be experiencing a loss due to death.  Please call 707-267-9801 to register.

40th Anniversary Celebration &  Heart of Hospice Path Dedication
Saturday, November 16, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This event is part of Light Up a Life 2019
Hospice of Humboldt invites everyone to join us in our 40th Anniversary Celebration! This community gathering will begin with a special ceremony commemorating the engraved bricks that form the memorial Heart of Hospice Path.  The festivities will include blessings, music,  beautiful harmonies by the Arcata Threshold Choir speakers, and light refreshments.

Creative Arts Gathering  Making Room for Rituals
Saturday, November 23, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ritual is a way to honor endings and beginnings, to notice significant change, to set aside time and space to attend to our heart and soul. When someone we love has died, rituals are a way to reach grief beyond language or explanation. We will have the opportunity to create our own symbols of healing from loss to include in personal rituals.
Space is limited, please call to register: Julia D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

Remembrance & Candle Lighting Ceremonies:
Wednesday, December 4, at 4:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m.
This event is part of Light Up a Life 2019
Hospice of Humboldt understands the benefit of passing ritual milestones during the period of grieving. One way to remember and honor your loved one is to attend our annual community remembrance ceremony.  Both of the Light Up a Life  Candlelighting Ceremonies are free to anyone in the community who would like to remember a loved one, regardless of Hospice of Humboldt’s involvement. Pictures and small mementos of your loved one can be placed on the ceremonial altar during the ceremony. All items will be returned to the owner at the end of the ceremony.  We invite you to gather with your friends and family to hear music and words of comfort and light a candle to the life that has meant so much to you.

Creative Arts Gathering  Grief and the Soul
Saturday, December 14, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Deep loss can shake us to the bone. Death can make us question our own existence, our meaning and purpose, our very soul. That part of ourselves that is beyond definition or even awareness, our very essence, grieves alongside our heart and mind. We will make room to attend to our soul and the mystery and healing that rests there.
Space is limited, please call to register: Julia D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801