Hospice Bereavement Program

The Torrance Memorial Bereavement Program provides a wide range of bereavement services for Torrance Memorial Hospice patients that you can access immediately, or as time goes by, according to your needs. Our hospice patient bereavement services include:

  • Weekly virtual support group meetings
  • Supportive phone calls
  • Home visits
  • Quarterly mailings with educational information about grief and mourning, and coping skills, to help you deal with the stress of mourning
  • Information about community resources

Community Bereavement Support Services

Due to the pandemic, we are currently hosting virtual bereavement support groups via Zoom. Groups consist of 8 to 10 members and run for 6-8 weeks. Each group meets once a week for 1.5 hours. The groups are free and registration is required.

Bereavement Support Group

Support groups afford people the opportunity to meet in a caring and safe environment with other people experiencing grief and loss. Groups provide education on the grief experience following the death of a loved one. We cover common grief reactions, coping strategies and self-care throughout the grief process. We offer the following groups:

  • Loss of Spouse - Adults who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner
  • Loss of Parent - Adults who have experienced the death of a parent
  • Loss of a Child - Adult parents and guardians who have experienced the death of a child, adolescent or adult child
  • Grief Support Group - Adults who have experienced the death of someone close

These groups are facilitated by social workers and trained volunteers and overseen by licensed clinical social workers.

To participate and for more information, please contact:
Oliva Licea, MSW
Bereavement Coordinator
(310) 703-3352
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Additional Resources

HealthLinks Resource Center

Torrance Memorial's health resource center offers products, literature and knowledgeable staff to help you mourn. Healthlinks is located on the first floor of Torrance Memorial Medical Center's West Tower.


For More Information and E-Newsletter Sign-up

For more information about Torrance Memorial Bereavement Program or to receive Someone Loved, Someone Remembered, a newsletter featuring articles on grief, reflection, remembrance, special events, volunteering, and information about community resources, please call 310-784-3751.

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