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 week group for ages 12 to 18. 
Thursdays, February 7 to March 28, 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Loss of a loved one can impact teens in many aspects of their lives, including school performance, self-esteem, relationships with family and friends, their ability to withstand peer pressure, and health. The Hospice grief support group for teens 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 loved ones.  This free service is open to all teens in our community who maybe experiencing loss due to a death.
Please call Candace or Gretchen at 707-267-9801 to register for the group.

Creative Arts Gathering  Grief as the Shadow Side of Love
Saturday, February 16, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grief is bound to love. When we allow our heart to open to another being, we also open to the possibility of loss. Healing the wound of loss is the work of grief, and it asks that love be noticed. In the midst of imperfection and shortcomings, of regrets, sorrows, and anger, love continues. We will explore where love might be resting, as well as ways to bring it more fully into the experience of grief.
Space is limited, please call to register: Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

Creative Arts Gathering  Who am I Now? Exploring Identity in the Wake of Loss
Saturday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
It is common to build our identity around the people we love. We are daughters and sons, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, husbands, wives, partners, and friends. When any of these relationships are taken from us through death, it can be challenging to redefine ourselves. Through the creation of self-images before and after loss, we will explore our emerging identity.
Space is limited, please call to register: Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801

Creative Arts Gathering  Loss and Renewal: Allowing Nature to Be a Guide
Saturday, April 20, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nature offers many ways to consider life and death, growth and decline, loss and renewal. Through reflection on the seasons of the year, perennial cycles, bodies and movement of water, and landscapes we will approach nature as a metaphor of our own life and grief experience. We will have the opportunity to create a symbol of what nature offers the grieving heart.
Space is limited, please call to register: Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801