GRIEF WATCH is a publisher and manufacturer of bereavement books and materials used by families and professionals around the country. It is based at the 18th Ave Peace House, (Portland, OR) site of a variety of ministries focused on hospitality, community, peace-making, and care for the dying.
MISSION: The Grief Watch mission is twofold: first, to offer spiritual, emotional and other support to persons who are grieving, and second, to assist organized efforts which address the systemic injustices within our society which are the source of grief for persons who are poor and marginalized.
RESOURCES: As part of its mission to serve the bereaved, Grief Watch publishes, books, videotapes, audiotapes and other helpful resources aimed at persons who have suffered loss. Some of our earliest publications bear the imprint “Perinatal Loss” dating back to the 1970s when Pat Schwiebert was one of the first to recognize and write about the particular dynamics of grief for parents who have suffered the loss of unborn, stillborn, or newly born infants. All of our resources are distributed by mail order to hospitals, schools and individuals throughout the United States, Canada and a variety of other countries. The most popular publication from Grief Watch is a unique, full-color storybook for children of all ages, entitled TEAR SOUP, co-authored by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen, illustrated by Taylor Bills.