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

  • Jul
    5
    Tuesday
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Experience the gentle, slow movements of tai chi.
  • Jul
    7
    Thursday
    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.
  • Jul
    18
    Monday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    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.
  • Jul
    19
    Tuesday
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    An educational and social support group for individuals suffering from sleep apnea. Family and friends are welcome.
  • Jul
    25
    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.
  • Jul
    27
    Wednesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Nourish your body with the nutrients it needs and still enjoy the foods you love.
  • Aug
    4
    Thursday
    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.
  • Aug
    15
    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.
  • Aug
    18
    Thursday
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Learn about the proven health benefits, specific Mediterranean foods, and get delicious recipe ideas that you can try at home.
  • Aug
    23
    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.