The Pastoral Care Department at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian offers
the following Bereavement Program free of charge to the community. The
program provides support, education, and guidance for people in our community
throughout the grieving process during this very difficult time. For more
information, please call 949-764-8358.
Facing Forward - Level 1 This first level group meets on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 p.m.in
the George and Patty Hoag Cancer Center Auditorium. It is a general bereavement
group for participants over the age of 18, offering support to those who
have lost a loved one. Registration is not required. For more information,
please call 949-764-8358.
Life Goes On - Level 2 This second level group meets weekly, for 10 consecutive weeks, in the
George and Patty Hoag Cancer Center Conference Room A. Please call 949-764-8358
to register for this class and obtain session dates. Regular attendance
is required.This group provides a forum to address grief issues, identify
individual barriers, and develop tools for healing throughout the grieving process.
Growth Through Grief - Level 3 This third level group meets on Friday evenings from 5:00-6:30 p.m., in
the George and Patty Hoag Cancer Center Auditorium. Attendance at Life
Goes On is a prerequisite for this class. This group provides support,
education, and guidance as you work through the reintegration phase of
grief. For more information or to register, please call 949-764-8358.
Groups will meet in the Hoag Family Cancer Center. Take Pacific Coast Highway
(PCH) and turn left (or right) at the light: Hoag Hospital Road.
**Please park in the first parking structure on the right side of the street
directly across from the Cancer Center. Thank you!
View some selected books on helping with the healing process.
13 month bereavement support materials:
We recognize that not everyone is able to participate in these groups and,
as such, Hoag’s Palliative Care Team has developed materials to
help provide you with information, support and guidance through other
channels. The following documents were created to help provide you with
a sense of community as you move forward through your grief process so
that you know you are not alone. If you find yourself with questions or
concerns at any time following your loved one’s death, please know
that you may contact our Palliative Care Team for assistance at 949-764-8585.
We encourage you to download the folllowing support materials: