Bereavement Services

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 thr oughout the grieving process during this very difficult time. Chaplains are also available to provide spiritual support during this time. For more information, please call 949-764-8358.

Facing Forward – Level 1 – A general bereavement group for participants over the age of 18, offering support to those who have lost a loved one. Registration is required. For more information, please call 949-764-8358.

Life Goes On – Level 2 – This group provides a forum to address grief issues, identify individual barriers, and develop tools for healing throughout the grieving process. Registration is required. For more information, please call 949-764-8358.

Growth Through Grief – Level 3 – 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. Registration is required. For more information, please call 949-764-8358.

For the safety of the community, the bereavement support groups are being offered virtually. To register, please visit the community education class portal.

Location:
Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living
307 Placentia Ave., Suite 103
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Pastoral Care Bereavement:
Please call 949-764-8358 or visit hoag.org/pastoral-care for the most up to date list of support groups and bereavement services offered by the Pastoral Care department.

Palliative Care Bereavement:
Please call 949-764-8585 for the most up to date list of support groups and bereavement services offered by the Palliative Care department.

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 Hoag's Palliative Care Team for assistance at 949-764-8585.

We encourage you to download the following support materials: