Grief Support

Bereavement (grief) is a normal, universal response to loss. We are here for you and your family with grief support and resources.

Grief support at OLP continues even as we cannot meet in person. We are committed to supporting hospice patients and their caregivers through the bereavement and grief journey. All bereavement services are offered free of charge unless indicated otherwise and are open to the public.

Our services include:

One-on-One Support (via phone, video, or in person)  |  Support Groups
Educational Workshops  |  Annual Memorial Celebrations

Bereavement Resource Library

Upcoming Events

We offer various support groups and other memorial events to help you and your family navigate your grief journey. These services are offered free of charge unless indicated otherwise. Registration may be required.

Full Calendar

Ongoing Groups

Living With Loss: Online Drop-In Support Group
An ongoing online drop-in support group for both men and women grieving the loss of a loved one. Come to one or all of the scheduled groups. You will need internet access and an email to participate. Registration required.

Afternoon Group:
First Wednesday each month, 1:00–2:00pm
Facilitated by Amy Cotter, Bereavement Director and Amy Koehler-Killeen, LICSW

Evening Group:
Third Wednesday each month, 6:00–7:30pm
Facilitated by Amy Cotter, Bereavement Director and Jerilyn Wiederholt, LP, Certified Art Therapist

For more information or to register, contact Amy Cotter:
651-417-7848 //

Memorial Teddy Bears

Memorial teddy bears are a keepsake that is made in honor of the special person you have lost. Volunteers use materials from your loved one to create a bear that is as unique as they were.

Interested in memorial bears? Contact Amy K:
651-703-7554 |


Here is what one family member said about the bear program:

“The bears are just precious. Louise did such a great job on them. She put a lot of thought and detail into making them. I like the little pocket with a verse in them and the jointed arms and legs. I have them sitting on a little bench, and when I walk by I can see Roger and Mark in those outfits. That’s a wonderful program you offer. They are so big, too. I was impressed. Thanks so much for getting me in touch with this program.”

Contact Bereavement

Amy Cotter, Bereavement Coordinator