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Grief Support

You Don’t Have to Grieve Alone

Holding a funeral or memorial 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 strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks, and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement, and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, click on the links below or discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.

Support Groups and Bereavement Counseling

PeaceHealth Hospice Support Group
Where: Cottage Grove Community Hospital, Community Room
When: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm, October 14 - November 25
Contact: Marcia Hilton or Deb Sutherland 242-8753

Courageous Kids
Where:1121 Fairfield Ave. (off Hwy 99 in Eugene) 
When: Days and times vary depending on age groups. 
Contact: Cheryl Coughran or Judy Franzen 461-7577

Compassionate Friends
Where: 1162 Willamette St., Eugene, Peace Health Medical Group Building
When: 4th Wednesday at 9:00 am
Contact: 510-1281

Autism Support Group
Contact: Karen Sneider, South Lane School District, Phone 942-3381 x118

The Sidney Center (formerly SHARE of Lane County)
Where: 1075 Washington Street, Eugene
Contact: Deena Crandall 284-2712
Pregnancy and infant loss

Baby Loss Support Group
Where: Meeting monthly in Eugene
When: Groups currently meet the 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm, please visit website for location.
For those affected by pregnancy loss or the loss of an Infant or Toddler.

For more information: 

Cascade Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Where: 2650 Suzanne Way (behind pet smart off Coburg Rd) Tuesdays 10:30-12:00 noon
Where: McKenzie Willamette Medical Center, Willamette Room, Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
Contact: 726-4581

Caregivers Support Group (Cascade Hospice)
Where: Kaufman Center, 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene
When: Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00-3:00 pm
Contact: Andrea Gillespie 726-4484

Willamette Valley Cancer Care Center
Cancer Support Groups- for more information call 683-5001
Second Monday Ovarian/GYN Cancer 11:00-1:00
Tuesday Breast Cancer 5:15-6:30
Wednesday Cancer Survivors & Family 4:30-5:45
Wednesday Coping with Loss 6:30-7:30
Wednesday General Support 4:45-5:45
First Thursday Prostate Cancer 7:00-8:30

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group
Where: Middlefield Oaks Senior Living 1500 Village Drive, Cottage Grove, OR
When: Every 3rd Thursday of the month 5:30-7:30 pm
Contact: Tina Becker 767-0080

Cottage Grove Counseling Clinic
Where: 411 Washington St., Cottage Grove
When: by appointment
Contact: 942-8060
Provides services to children, adolescents and adults.

Options Counseling Services
Where: 1255 Hwy 99 N, Cottage Grove.
When: By appointment
Contact: (541) 942-7229
Provides services to children, adolescents and adults.

South Lane Mental Health
Where: 1345 Birch Ave., Cottage Grove
When: Walk in Crisis Service Available, otherwise by appointment
Contact: (541) 942-3939
Provides Grief & Bereavement support services in both individual and group settings. A spring and fall support group is usually offered. Contact: Linda Willow (541) 767-4197.

Gateway Counseling Center
Where:1445 Gateway Blvd., Suite A, Cottage Grove.
When: By appointment
Contact: Diana L.V. Knee, MSW, LCSW (541) 942-0040 email:
Professional, Strength-based Therapy serving individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. Visit their website at 

Grief Share Group
Where: Calvary Chapel, 522 E. Whiteaker, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
When: Sundays 2:00pm to 4:00pm, January 5th to March 30th, 2014
Contact: Charley and Laurel Hay (541) 232-5978 email:
Onetime workbook fee: $15

This support group is for those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, friend or family member. Please view their website at or for more information on Cottage Groves Group click here

Grief Support
Very nice people, very professional, very efficient & organized."
Jean M.


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