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. 

Candlelighters programs are open to all families throughout Oregon & SW Washington who have a child or teen from age 0-21 who has been diagnosed with cancer. It is our mission to support & serve each family member—not just the child with the disease. Additionally, we continue to offer services to families when the child is no longer in treatment, as we know that the journey continues when the treatment or chemotherapy ends. All at no cost to the families. ​



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.​
 
Mail

Candlelighters For Children With Cancer
5440 SW Westgate Drive, Suite 125
Portland, OR 97221 

Contact

Phone: 503.719.4244 ext 3
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.  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.

For additional information please contact: Karsen O'Bryan at 503.719.4244 ext. 3 / Karsen@candlelightersoregon.org.

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 Emergency Funeral Financial Assistance to help ease the burden of a loss. ​

Bereavement Support

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

Upcoming Events:
Bereavement - Picnic in the Park
Saturday, April 22nd
11:00am - 1:30pm
North Clackamas Park
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr.
Milwaukie, OR 97222