A grief and bereavement program for children and teens that have experienced a death in their family; also offers support groups for parents.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1600 Vancouver, WA 98668
Program designed to help children and families work through their feelings of grief with the use of artistic expression and peer support.
Address: P.O. Box 10796 Portland, OR 97296
An educational tool for all who walk down the road of grief. Offer spiritual, emotional, and other support to persons who are grieving. Website references various tools to help in the grieving process.
2116 NE 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
Vision: “everyone who needs us will find us and
everyone who finds us will be helped.”
Peer-led support group offering friendship and understanding to parents, siblings, and grandparents who have experiences death of a child at any age, from any cause. Promotes positive resolution of grief and fosters physical and emotional health.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3065 Portland, OR 97206
Year Established: 1968
Provides education and psychological support. Offers cancer counseling, grief counseling, individual, family and group counseling, support groups, classes and hospice care program.
3600 N Interstate Ave. Portland, OR 97227
Mission: “We are here to provide your child comprehensive palliative care, whether your child is facing a long-term life-threatening condition or requires active end-of-life care. We are dedicated to ensuring your child’s comfort and improving quality of life.”
Provides physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for children with potentially life-limiting conditions and their families.
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, OR 97239
T: (503) 494-6201
Mission: “The importance of Camp is to provide opportunities for families to connect with others who have the same questions about their childhood cancer challenges. In addition, Family Camp provides a special camp experience so that not only is the child with cancer provided a fun-filled weekend of traditional camping fun, recreation and activities, but the parents and siblings can enjoy a weekend where the worries of treatments and associated struggles are left behind. It is an invaluable opportunity to share experiences, play and laugh together, and simply forget about the stress that childhood cancer has brought to their lives.”
-Labor Day weekend family camp that includes horseback riding, swimming, campfires, arts, and crafts, rock climbing wall, go-carts, and more.
3850 County Farm Rd. Eugene, OR 97408
Year Established: 1977
Mission: “Candlelighters provides frontline assistance to families of cancer patients, ages 0-21, as they battle the emotional stresses of their experiences. The connections made with other members who have been through it all and know how to help is tremendously supportive. Meetings, personal assistance and activities for families provide the outlets needed to share the fear and frustrations caused by childhood cancer.”
- Bi-Monthly newsletter and access to our website
- College scholarships to cancer survivors
- Emergency financial support
- Food pantry and Snack Cart at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
- Monthly activities for the whole family
- Quarterly support group meetings for families and children facilitated by trained professionals
- Outreach to newly diagnosed families
- Pediatric Cancer Resources
- Summer family camp
- Tickets to area sporting/entertainment events
- Toys for children at Randall and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals
- Bereavement support services
- Monthly catered meals for in-patients and their families at Emanuel and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals
Year Established: 1977
Mission: “The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.”
Resources Provided: Various programming for children with a cancer diagoses and supportive programming for families as well.
Year Established: 1913
Mission: Sparrow Clubs USA is primarily a Pacific Northwest charity, serving in the states of Oregon and Washington. During the recent recession, we have had to pull back from operating outside the Pacific Northwest due to the lack of resources. The recent airing of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition featuring the McPhail family and Sparrow Clubs has sparked a large interest in Sparrow Clubs across the nation. While we would love to be able to launch Sparrow projects in every state, it is just not possible at this time. Our Board of Directors is willing to review inquiries outside of Oregon and Washington on a case by case basis.
-children with medical needs are sponsored by the community
Sparrow Clubs USA
906 NE Greenwood Ave Suite 2
Bend, OR 97701
Year Established: 1995
Mission: “The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.”
-grief support programs
Year Established: 1982