Holidays are difficult times for those who are missing someone. The following dates are for those who would like to set time apart from the holiday busyness and remember their loved ones with others who are also grieving. Being with others who understand is a good thing. The holidays can be hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. All services are at the 18th Ave. Peace House, located at 2116 NE 18th Ave, Portland Or 97212. All gatherings are at 7 pm and are open to the public.
Monday, December 3, 2012 - Parents of Murdered Children. Informal gathering at 7:00 pm. Meeting from 7:30-8:30 p,m. The memorial program begins at 8:30 followed with light refreshments and social time. Call (503) 656-6039 for more information. http://www.pomc.com/portland/index.htm
Monday, December 10, 2012 - Brief Encounters (offering support to parents of pregnancy and infant loss) Formal program begins at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments and social time follow. Call (503) 699-8006 for more information www.briefencounters.org
Thursday, December 13, 2012- Suicide Bereavement Support. The formal gathering begins at 7:00 pm followed with refreshments. Call (503) 200-0382. www.sbsnw.org