Diane M. Hart, MSW, LSWAIC
Wendy Hubenthal, LMHC, GMHS, CT
The journey can be exhausting, and you may need to stop often to rest. Sometimes the road is smooth, sometimes it is bumpy, and sometimes you may hit a pothole. You may get stuck somewhere that you don’t really want to be. Then, hopefully, help comes along, and you are back on the road again. The Hospice of the Northwest Bereavement Team can be part of the helpful hands and hearts that support you through the ups and downs of this process.
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Just as we care for patients and their loved ones, we also care for the staff who help provide support during this last journey in life. Whether you are working in a facility, as an in-home caregiver, or you are part of our community, we are here for you.
We are available to speak at facilities, schools, and community organizations following a death. We will tailor the support to the needs of your group.
Call our office at (360) 814-5550 to learn more. You may also contact the Outreach and Education Team directly to request an educational presentation.
Dana Brothers- firstname.lastname@example.org or Kaaren Flint- email@example.com
Our counselors can address your questions and concerns, suggest resources, and provide information about grief and loss by phone or in person. Short-term counseling for both adults and children is available to individuals whose loved ones were Hospice of the Northwest patients or members of the community in the four counties we serve: Island, San Juan, Skagit and Snohomish.
Office Hours for private counseling sessions:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
*Please call (360) 814-5550 OR (360) 814-5570 to make an appointment
For books on loss for children and teens we suggest the link below:
Our hospice resource center is a 100% donor funded library with books and other materials for adults, teens, and children. Topics include caring for family members during illness, coping with specific diseases, end of life concerns, grief and loss, and inspiration for challenging times.
Hospice of the Northwest is now offering individual support for those who have experienced the loss of a pet. If you are interested in learning more about one-on-one counseling or any of our other grief services, please call for details. (360) 814-5550
Grief is a normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. It is the conflicting feeling caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behavior. Grief is the feeling of reaching out for someone who has always been there, only to find when you need them again, they are no longer there.
The Grief Recovery Method™ is an 8-week program that builds on each previous session. Attendance and commitment are essential. There is no fee to participate in the program, and it is 100% funded by the donors of Hospice of the Northwest Foundation. Please call for more information and for pre-registration:
2020 dates are listed below. (Registration Open)
Currently, all support groups are held at the Hospice of the Northwest office. 227 Freeway Drive, Suite A, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 – (360) 814-5550
Starts Tuesday January 8th and meets every Tuesday throughout the rest of the year.
Where: Hospice of the Northwest – 227 Freeway Drive, Suite A, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
When: Every Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
*This group is open to ANYONE in the community who has experienced a loss. You do not have to have an association with hospice care. It can be any loss you have experienced.