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PeaceHealth Southwest Hospice Seeks Volunteers for Children's Bereavement Program

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Four children hold up crafts they made at a Stepping Stones session, made possible by PeaceHealth Hospice Hope Bereavement Services

Stepping Stones provides support for children, teens and their families as they work through the grief process

VANCOUVER, Washington – Hope Bereavement Services of PeaceHealth Hospice is seeking compassionate volunteers to assist in their children’s bereavement program, Stepping Stones. Facilitated by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation, Stepping Stones provides essential grief support for children, teens, and their families as they work through the grief process.

Volunteers are trained to listen and reflect with families who have experienced the death of a loved one. This role-specific facilitator training session is January 26, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at PeaceHealth Hospice in Vancouver, located at 5400 MacArthur Boulevard. There is no fee for the training. Hospice volunteer training is also required. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of one year to the program. 

For further information, please contact Hope Bereavement Services at (360) 696-5069 or

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, more than 3,000 clinicians, more than 160 clinics and 9 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at


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