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Grieving the loss of a loved one is a very difficult but natural process.  There are a number of resources available to help you, your family, and friends cope.  Please use and share the resources we've collected throughout the Grief Support portion of our site

Grief -recovery
Lending Library
We maintain a library of grief resource materials for use by the public. Our library includes well over 100 books, videotapes, audiotapes and brochures all authored or produced by nationally recognized authorities. Topics include general grief & bereavement, loss of a parent, death of a child, children & death, grief in the workplace, terminal illnesses, sudden & traumatic death, AIDS related deaths, suicide & homicide, and a section for professionals dealing with death as caregivers.

Holiday Memorial

Holiday -CandlesThe Christmas season can be a particularly difficult time for those who have recently experienced a death bringing with it conflicting emotions of joy and sorrow.  All of our local hospices offer memorial tree lighting ceremonies to help remember your loved one during this special time of the year.

It is a beautiful and meaningful ceremony with the lighting of the Christmas Tree, a candle lighting ceremony with comforting thoughts and passages of remembrance.
Greif Therapy Camps or Bereavement Camps

 Sierra Hospice of the Chester Lake Almanor area offers two camps, one for adults (Camp Big HUG)  the first weekend of May and one for children (Camp HUG) during the second weekend of September at the beautiful Camp Ronald McDonald located at Eagle Lake, CA. These camps are three day adventures dealing with the loss of a loved one be it a family member or friend and are free to those that attend. More information can be obtained at