Community offers free grief support during holidays


Since 1977, Community Home Health & Hospice has cared for local families, including offering free grief support. As a nonprofit agency, Community’s mission is to extend grief care to everyone in the community, not only hospice families. Holidays can magnify the loss of a loved one, so the need for support may be greatest during this time. Community offers free resources to support bereaved children, teens and adults. For tips on coping with the holidays, or to attend any of the free grief support groups listed below, please contact Annanissa Patterson, bereavement coordinator, at 360-597-0754 or

Support group times

Youth (ages 5 to 17), with pre-registration required for youth groups.

• Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center at 3102 NE 134th St., Vancouver. Evening groups meet the second and fourth Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  

Adults (Ages 18+)

Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center at 3102 NE 134th Street, Vancouver. Daytime groups meet the second and fourth Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m., and evening groups meet the first and third Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There are also meetings at Columbia Ridge Senior Living at 2300 W. 9th Street, Washougal, for daytime groups every third Monday from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

About Community Home Health & Hospice:

An independent, community-based nonprofit agency, Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) has served the healthcare needs of Washington and Oregon families since 1977. Every day, we deliver care to 600 people where they live through home care personal services, home health, hospice and bereavement services in the following four counties: Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum in Washington and Columbia in Oregon. We foster clinical excellence for which we have received recognition since 2008 as a HomeCare Elite top agency. Community supports the healthcare and independent living goals of each patient and their loved ones by delivering the highest quality, compassionate and dignified care to individuals in their chosen place of residence. Visit Community on the web at