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 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 Patty & George 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 Patty & George 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 Patty & George 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.

Cancer Bereavement Support Group - Bereavement support for adults who have lost a loved one to cancer. The group meets the every Wednesday of each month from 5:30–7 p.m. in the Patty & George Hoag Cancer Center Conference Room B. For more information, please call 949-7-CANCER (722-6237).

Driving Directions:

Groups will meet in the Patty & George Hoag Cancer Center in Newport Beach. 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: