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Contact Us for Support

Call 425-899-1077 to speak with a bereavement specialist.

Grief & Bereavement Support

If you are experiencing the death of a loved one, our Grief and Bereavement programs can help you.

Our programs are led by staff and trained volunteers, who can answer your questions and register you for the services that can best help you.

The programs serve those who have experienced a death of a loved one within the last thirteen months.

Grief & Bereavement services

Our services include:

Grief 101 Workshop

This monthly, two-hour workshop is a good place to start if you experienced a recent loss, or are just beginning to feel the impact of the death.

You'll learn about what's expected during the first year of grief, along with helpful coping strategies.

The group meets the second Monday of each month (except July) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration is required and is open one month prior to the start of the group; call (425) 899-1077.

Bereavement Support Groups

To support our community in response to COVID-19, we are offering support groups online.

We recognize that your loss is very individual, so we offer a variety of support groups to accommodate different grieving styles and circumstances.


Creative Expressions of Grief

This is a six week, two hour support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one and wish to creatively explore mourning and life changes.

This support group appeals to those who process grief through activities and creative outlets better than with traditional talk-therapy approaches.

No previous art or writing experience necessary! All materials are included.

Fridays, Sept. 24 - Oct. 29, 2021 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Registration and assessment is required, and opens one month prior to the start of the group. Please call a bereavement coordinator at (425) 899-1077.

Mindfulness Meditation Support Group

This four week support group series is for individuals who have experienced a death of a loved one and wish to explore mindfulness meditation exercises to address grief and loss. Exercises are chair and mat based.

This group appeals to those who process grief through activity outlets better than with traditional talk-therapy approaches. Space is limited. Yoga mats provided.

Thursdays, Sept. 9 -30, 2021 | 9-10 a.m.

Space is limited; registration and assessment is required. Please call a bereavement coordinator at (425) 899-1077.

Special Focus Support

To support our community in response to COVID-19, we are offering support groups online.

Special focus programs target a specific type of loss or audience to offer specific support.

Please call (425) 899-1077 to register or to get more information about these events.


For Men Only

We will discuss the unique challenges facing men in times of grief, including general grief and loss reactions. There will also be a meal preparation skills demonstration.

Dec. 11, 2021 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Preregistration is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at (425) 899-1077.

Women’s Support Group

We will discuss the unique challenges facing women in times of grief. You will be encouraged to share about your loss and discuss coping strategies. A new topic will be discussed each month.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month | 4-5:30 p.m.
Meets the third Wednesday of each month | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Registration is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at (425) 899-1077.

Spousal Loss Group

We will review general grief and loss reactions and then discuss the unique challenges faced after the death of a spouse.

Feb. 2022 | Dates and times TBA

Registration is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at (425) 899-1077.

Parent Loss Support Group

We will review general grief and loss reactions and discuss the unique challenges faced after the death of a parent.

May 2022 | Dates and times TBA

Preregistration is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at (425) 899-1077.

Teen Support Group

This three week support group series is for teens ages 13 to 17 who have experienced a death of a loved one. It provides a safe place for teens to connect with other teens who have experienced a loss. Participants will be encouraged to share their loss and discuss coping strategies.

Wednesdays, Aug. 25, Sept 8 and 22, 2021 | 3:30-5 p.m.

Registration and assessment is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at (425) 899-1077.

Seasonal Support

To support our community in response to COVID-19, we are offering support groups online.

Please call 425-899-1077 to register or to get more information about these events.


Hope for the Holidays

We will review additional challenges and complications that you might experience during the holiday season, offer ideas for coping and making plans for the holidays ahead.

Nov. 8, 2021 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Nov. 13, 2021 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Space is limited; registration is requested. Please call a bereavement coordinator at (425) 899-1077.

Rose Garden Memorial Ceremony

This 30-minute ceremony (followed by a reception) is a community-wide to remember and honor those who have died. Please park in the Central or East parking. Call (425) 899-1077 with any questions.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.
Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Center | 12822 124th Lane NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

The Grief Process

This podcast, featuring our grief and bereavement experts, will help you understand the grieving process. 

The stages of grief and loss