The death of a loved one places a huge amount of stress on everyone, so it is not always clear who requires additional support. Holding a funeral or celebration of life service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes, and at the same time, they get to share what they are feeling with one another.

The following is a list of resources that we have gathered with the intention of helping you and your family heal after the loss of a loved one. We understand that not everyone deals with their losses the same way, so these are some organizations that are there to assist you. Whatever level of assistance is needed, know that the staff at Northwood Park is always ready and willing to help in any way possible.

Southwest Washington Medical Center
Hope Bereavement Services, a program of Southwest Washington Medical Center includes Pathways, Stepping Stones, & Brief Moments.

Pathways – Bereavement support group for adults.
Evening Sessions 2009 – 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Day Sessions 2009 – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
For more information, contact hopebereavement@swmedicalcenter.org or 360-696-5120

Stepping Stones – a bereavement support group for children and teens who have had a death in their family
Call 360-696-5120 for meeting time and place.

Brief Moments – For families who have lost a pregnancy or a newborn.
Call 360-696-5120 for appointment.

Grief Share
3300 NE 78th St., Vancouver. – 360-574-1611
7701 NE 182nd Ave., Vancouver – 360-260-8300

Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital
2211 NE 139th St., 2nd Floor
Vancouver, WA 98686
Bereavement Support Group
For more information, call 360-487-1020