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Pre-Planning

Home / Grief Support

GRIEF SUPPORT 
 
For grief support there are many different groups available to answer your questions. However, when browsing the internet for information, Kristi A. Dyers, M.D., M.S. recommends keeping the following things in mind:
           
* Check the organization's privacy policy, which will tell you whether information is collected and/or shared.
 
* Look to see if resources on a site clearly identify the author or source. Users should be able to easily contact those who have created the site.
 
* Be aware that there are unlicensed, unqualified information providers and resources on the Internet that are working outside of ethical and legal boundaries.
 
* Do not use web site information and advice in place of the care of a personal physician or counselor.
 
The following groups have also been listed to be of assistance:
 
 
 
www.wvh.org  1015 3rd St NW Salem, Oregon 97304    503.588.3600
 
Willamette Valley Hospice has many different programs available. Please call them at 503.588.3600 is you have any questions. They do offer Bereavement support groups through out the year and in the summer they have a camp, Camp Mighty Oaks, for families. 

GRIEF GROUPS
There is no cost for these groups, but pre-registration is required.
To register or for more information contact Bereavement Services at 503.588.3600 or toll-free at 1.800.555.2431
 
                              Adult Grief Group                              
Monday, 6:00-7:30 pm
November 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13

 Adult Grief Group
Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm
January 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9

Grief Support Groups for Ages 5+
Tuesdays  6:00 - 7:30 pm
January 18, 25 & Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

Grief Support Groups for Ages 5+
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:30 pm
April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17

MONTHLY DROP-IN SUPPORT GROUPS
There is no cost for these events and no registration

1st Wednesday of every month: 6:30 - 7:45 pm
or
2nd Thursday of every month: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
or
4th Thursday of every month: 12:15 - 1:30 pm  

For more information please visit
www.wvh.org
 


 
 
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
www.salemtcf.org or 503.743.3930
 
The Compassionate Friends (TCG) is a self-help support organization that assists bereaved families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child. They are open to all families that have experienced the death of a child from any cause, at any age, from pre-birth to adulthood.
 
 
MADD
Visit  www.madd.org/  or call 1.877.623.3435 for information and local contacts.