Candlelighters Programs

Dealing with cancer is hard no matter what.

By spending time together as a family making memories and being around other families who understand what you’re going through, it makes that journey a little bit easier. Family activities and programs provide an opportunity for families to spend time with one another in a supportive community full of love and understanding. 

New Families

How to Join

Becoming a Candlelighters family is an easy process. When you meet with your assigned social worker at the hospital you are being treated at, request a New Family Form or click the link below and e-mail it to us. We will be in contact after you send in your forms and make sure we cover any questions you may have.​


Candlelighters For Children With Cancer
6600 SW 92nd Ave, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97223


Phone: 503.719.4244
Fax: 503.214.5567

Grief & Bereavement Services

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To help families cope with the pain and grief of losing a loved one, Candlelighters offers two different activities throughout the year to help during an unimaginable time in a family's life.  Additionally bereaved families are welcome to attend all Candlelighters family activities. Meeting and getting to know other families experiencing grief offers strength and courage as well as community knowing they’re not alone. We also offer assistance with funeral costs,ask your social worker for assistance.

For additional information please contact: Lisa at 971-255-0298  /

Join our private Candlelighters Bereavement Community Group on Facebook.

Bereavement Activities

“Picnic in the Park” in the springtime and “A Time of Remembrance” during the Holiday season. Meeting other families experiencing grief and bereavement offers strength and courage to deal with their life without their loved one. As with all Candlelighters activities, they are at no cost to those who attend. 







Funeral Fund Assistance

We also understand that when a child passes away the focus should be on the family and not the bills associated with it. Candlelighters offers a one time Emergency Funeral Financial Assistance up to $500 to help ease the burden of a loss. ​

Bereavement Support

There are resources to help during your journey with grief and bereavement.

Upcoming Bereavement Events: