Grief is a natural and complex reaction to the death of a loved one. Survivors struggle with emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and economic changes. Bereavement services are an essential component of our Hospice program. Our programs offer various healthy environments in which family members can feel safe and accepted while navigating through this difficult time.
Our bereavement programs and services are open to the entire Central Oregon community not just family members of our patients. Whether you are dealing with your own grief or looking for ways to help a friend, you are welcome to visit our Resource Library located in the front lounge of our office for books or tapes to help you better understand the grief journey.
Camp Sunrise provides an emotionally safe and supportive environment. Structured games, music, art, stories and other therapies help bereaved campers understand grief and how to better express their feelings. With support from professionally trained staff members and volunteers, the children share their experiences and gain skills that can help them through the healing process.
Youth are referred to the program from a variety of sources including schools, churches, counselors and organizations/agencies serving youth and families.
Before camp, Hospice social workers meet with the children and their caregivers to verify that the children are appropriate for this camp experience. During this time, we explain the purpose and premise of the program so that families are prepared to participate.
Parents are also invited to attend post-camp sessions in support of their children. These sessions are specially designed to strengthen the parents' understanding of their child's grief process and to provide skills that will help them to more effectively support the healing process. These sessions also support parents who are working through their own grief process.
For the application to register your child for this year's Camp Sunrise, click here. For more information, please call our Bereavement Coordinator at 541.548.7483.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to explore which of our services can best help you, please call our Bereavement Coordinator at 541.548.7483 (toll free 877.244.0858) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.