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Grief Services

To speak to someone about grief or services offered, contact us at (360) 814-5550.

During COVID-19 our grief services department will continue to offer support to the community with secure video chat via Zoom. This secure video chat is HIPAA compliant and therefore protects privacy as we continue to provide services to those who are grieving. To schedule, a secure video appointment with one of our counselors, call (360) 814-5570.

The journey through grief and loss has no map and sometimes it can be hard to tell where you are.

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Our counseling team provides accurate information on the grieving process. We also help grievers integrate and help make meaning of this painful loss.

Your individual journey is unique to you. You are not broken and do not need to be fixed. You need to be listened to and heard. Let us help you. We are only an email or call away from getting the help and the support you deserve.

Diane Hart, MSW, CT | (360) 814-5570 |


Diane M. Hart, MSW, CT
Bereavement Coordinator

Lisa Yeager, MSW, LICSW, CPTR
Bereavement Counselor

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Grief and Loss Support Groups

HNW counseling and support groups are open to ANYONE in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind, not just death. You also do not have to have an association with hospice care.


We offer free one-on-one counseling to anyone in the community experiencing a loss; regardless of your relationship to hospice. If you are grieving and would like to speak with someone individually, please contact Diane Hart, MSW, CT -Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice of the Northwest, (360) 814-5570. 

Finding Solace – via secure Zoom video

Finding Solace is a grief group focused on providing concrete help and valuable suggestions for those new to grief. It will gather over a course of 5-weeks and be led by one of our skilled grief counselors. To join the group or get more information call Lisa Yeager, LICSW, CPTR at (360) 814-5589. See our Events Calendar for the current schedule.

Open Grief Support Group – via secure Zoom video

This is an ongoing support group that can support you through your grief journey. We hold Open Grief Support Groups on Tuesdays and Fridays. No registration is required. This is open to anyone in the community, regardless of your relationship to hospice services.
Call Diane Hart, MSW, CT at (360) 814-5570 for more information on joining and see our Events Calendar for the current schedule.

Grief Recovery Method – via secure Zoom video

The Grief Recovery Method is an 8-week class that provides a step-by-step program to help people grieving move through their pain so they can feel more complete.
If you would like to know more about attending this group contact, Diane Hart, MSW, CT – Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice of the Northwest, (360) 814-5570. You may also email Diane at

Opening to Grief – via secure Zoom video

Opening to Grief is a NEW support group offered by Hospice of the Northwest, focused on helping people new to grief find their way through loss. This group will meet for 10 weeks starting August 17th, 2021. This group does follow the book, “Opening to Grief, by Claire Willis and Marnie Crawford Samuelson”
If you would like more information or would like to register for this group, please contact Lisa Yeager, LICSW, CPTR at or 360-814-5589

Hope for the Holidays – via secure Zoom video (Seasonal)

Hope for the Holidays is a group focused on learning new strategies to help make the holiday seasons manageable while grieving.
To join the group call, Diane Hart, MSW, CT at (360) 814-5570. Registration is required. See our Events Calendar for the current schedule.

Consent Forms for Support Groups


"Without Hospice of the Northwest grief services I would have been like a ship at sea without a compass." - K.M.
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