Grief support

While mourning a family member or friend, lean on someone who cares and understands. Find healing with compassionate help from local resources and Hospice of the Central Coast, part of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. You don’t have to feel alone thanks to kind counselors and supportive peers who walk with you through this transition.

Keeping in touch after a loss

You’ll receive regular phone calls from encouraging, empathetic team members for 18 months after the death of a loved one who received care from Hospice of the Central Coast. Reach out to us or community resources whenever you need to talk:

  • 24-hour crisis line – (877) 663-5433 (ONE-LIFE)
  • Behavioral health services, including individual and family counseling
  • One-on-one support from Hospice of the Central Coast’s bereavement coordinator and trained volunteers – (831) 622-2745, Monday to Friday
  • Papillon Center for Loss and Transition, which provides grief support for adults and children
  • Referral service to local groups and agencies – (831) 622-2745 or (888) 985-0550 (toll-free), Monday to Friday

Contact Hospice of the Central Coast

We’re available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

  • Local number: (831) 649-7750
  • Toll free: (800) 364-7001
  • Fax: (831) 649-7751

After hours support

If you’re already receiving hospice care and have an urgent need after our regular office hours, call us to reach our answering service staff, who can page an on-call nurse. 

Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    5
    Monday
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Join this in-person workshop on planning for and talking about what we want when it comes to serious illness and end-of-life care. Taking these steps now will reduce stress later, and allow your choices to be honored.
  • Dec
    6
    Tuesday
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Surgeons Mark Vierra and Steven S. Chang have helped thousands of people get on a path to weight loss and better health through weight-loss surgery.
  • Dec
    12
    Monday
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join these interactive meetings to share your experiences and concerns about living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, facilitated by our registered nurse and dietitian diabetes educators. Learn from your peers and diabetes experts in this welcoming and supportive environment.
  • Dec
    12
    Monday
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    In this online workshop you will learn how to plan for and talk about what you want when it comes to serious illness and end-of-life care. Taking these steps now will reduce stress later.
  • Dec
    16
    Friday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Take a virtual tour through a grocery store with a registered dietitian and learn important skills to shop smart with your nutrition goals in mind. The dietitian will provide shopping tips on seasonal items, the nutritional value of different types of foods, how to read nutrition labels, and how to identify grains with health benefits.
  • Dec
    20
    Tuesday
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Learn more about fad diets and the research behind what works to promote healthy, long-lasting weight management.
  • Jan
    10
    Tuesday
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Join this in-person workshop on planning for and talking about what we want when it comes to serious illness and end-of-life care. Taking these steps now will reduce stress later, and allow your choices to be honored.
  • Jan
    11
    Wednesday
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Surgeons Mark Vierra and Steven S. Chang have helped thousands of people get on a path to weight loss and better health through weight-loss surgery.
  • Jan
    24
    Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    In this online workshop you will learn how to plan for and talk about what you want when it comes to serious illness and end-of-life care. Taking these steps now will reduce stress later.
  • Jan
    25
    Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Parents, please join us in a discussion around the building blocks of mental health with a developmental focus.