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

  • May
    21
    Saturday
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Physical activity doesn’t need to be hard. Walking boosts physical health, mental well-being, and can help manage serious health conditions.
  • May
    24
    Tuesday
    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.
  • May
    24
    Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Review one of the newest trends in nutrition — sustainability. We’ll review the sustainability practices for food production, protecting the environment, and food security.
  • Jun
    2
    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.
  • Jun
    7
    Tuesday
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join us for a talk on how to prevent, identify, and address memory and other cognitive concerns.
  • Jun
    10
    Friday
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Physical activity doesn’t need to be hard. Walking boosts physical health, mental well-being, and can help manage serious health conditions.
  • Jun
    13
    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.
  • Jun
    13
    Monday
    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    This class will focus on the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet
  • Jun
    28
    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.
  • Jul
    5
    Tuesday
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Experience the gentle, slow movements of tai chi.