Expanding Our Reach

As a follower of ‘Ohana Oasis, it’s probably safe to say you at least know someone who has been touched by significant loss. We as a society struggle with grief. And yet it’s one of the few things we’re all destined to deal with at some point in our lives.

Here at ‘Ohana Oasis our primary mission is to:

Provide a week of peace and restoration, a safe space for parents to rediscover joy in life after the death of child.

We do our best to serve as many bereaved parents as we can. Yet there is no way to host a retreat for every bereaved parent.  Even if we could, we’d only be scratching the surface of those touched by grief.

To that end we’ve been working hard to create a variety of resources for everyone grappling with any kind of loss. These include:

For the readers: a regular blog covering good grief, giving good grief support, and embracing life fully after loss. You can check it out and subscribe here.

For the watchers: regular short (2-4 minute) video posts covering similar material to the blog posts on You Tube

For the doers (and supporters):  We have a workbook of ‘Ohana Oasis retreat exercises! It’s an eight-week course with detailed instructions walking the person through Honoring the Past, Living in the Moment, and Embracing the Future.  (supporters – this could be a great resource to give your grieving loved ones)

For the Supporters: In addition to periodic blog and video posts geared towards providing support, we’ve got a web page with ideas and a downloadable pdf at the bottom just for you!

Speaking Engagements: Based on her experience, Founder Heidi Low, speaks to grief, what it looks like and how it’s possible to use it as a catalyst for positive change.


Calling all Portland folk….Save the Date for our Signature fundraiser, the Giving for Joy Gala. November 9th will be here before you know it. Reserve your seat or table now.  You can also inquire here about our limited number of event sponsorships.


If you can’t make it to Giving for Joy and still want to help, please help us reach our goal of 1,000 monthly donors at just $10 a month.  Click here to set up a recurring donation and make a difference.

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