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Grief and Bereavement Support

Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care
Bereavement Services

253-534-7015 or toll free 1-800-338-8305

We realize that the death of a loved one is not the end for grieving survivors. Franciscan Hospice offers children and adults alike the necessary support while grieving the loss of a significant person.

We offer a variety of opportunities for ongoing support and education regarding grief, loss, and life adjustments following a death. Our purpose is to help individuals, families and communities identify their needs and strengths and to provide them a supportive presence.

Bereavement counselors

Providing support and education to families to help them understand their grief journey, specialized counselors stand by those who are grieving the loss of a loved one and make available correspondence, companionship, classes, events, and other follow-up for up to 16 months.

In addition are Franciscan Health System’s regularly scheduled grief support groups and special events.

To learn more about grief and the grieving process, download our comprehensive guide in English, Spanish or Korean.

Web resources for loss and grief

The grieving process is unique to each individual, and is it unveils itself over time, differently for everyone. Below are some additional resources to help in times of need.

www.aarp.org/griefandloss: A comprehensive site containing information on grief and loss and specific information for widows and widowers.

Ten Things to Know About Grief by Victoria Hospice