BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Provides support groups for parents whose babies have died before, during, or after birth. At informal meetings, bereaved parents and their families share their stories, discuss issues that arise around pregnancy and infant loss, and remember their children. Meetings are held twice monthly at the Peace House and local phone support is provided. Also has a lending library and maintains a list of counselors specializing in pregnancy and infant loss.
2216 NE 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
Eligibility: Parents who have lost a child by miscarriage, stillborn or newborn/infant death, or pregnancy interruption due to medical reasons
Hours: Voicemail: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Meeting times vary by location
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 334-2564 Message phone
  • (503) 334-2564 Message phone
Email Address: newsletter@briefencounters.org
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call and leave a message to receive a call back. See website for meeting times and locations.
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: None
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, interpretation by request
AREA SERVED: Primarily Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, but open to anyone willing to come to the Portland area for meetings
TRAVEL/LOCATION INFORMATION: TriMet Bus Lines 8 and 9
Services:
  • Bereaved Parent Support Groups
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BRIEF ENCOUNTERS