We offer bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have provided some helpful grief support links below:
Fox Valley Hands of Hope
FVVH is a community based organization whose mission is to enhance quality of life by providing the best in compassionate services to those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved through a variety of bereavement support groups.
Light Finders - Surviving Suicide Loss: Wednesdays March 8 - April 12 6:30-8:00 pm
Men After Loss Expressing Themselves Safely (MALES): 2nd Saturday 9am.
Next Step - After the Loss of a Spouse or Life Partner: Schedule TBA.
Herbie's Friends - Thursdays February 2, 2017 - March 2, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm; St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Aurora
Pathways - After the Loss of a Spouse or Life Partner: Mondays February 27 - April 10, 2017 1:00-2:30 pm
Grief Takes a Hike - August 4-6 Inspiration Retreat Center, Wisconsin; a weekend for families with children 5-18 who have experienced a loss
See their website for a list of services and more information regarding the support group meeting times.
Arden Courts Monthly Caregiver Support Group
Second Tuesday of each month 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Family caregivers seeking support and dementia-specific resources are invited to attend meetings. No RSVP required - on-site care available during meetings by request. More info: 630-262-3900
Christ Community Church - Grief Share
Tuesdays 6:45-9:00 pm
Grief Support through supportive community and prayerful solidarity. This DVD program is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Small group discussion will follow the DVD presentation.
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Batavia Grief Share
New Schedule Coming Soon
Special session on surviving the holidays after loss. This DVD sessionn is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Small group discussion will follow DVD presentation.
First Baptist Church of Geneva - Grief Share
New Schedule Coming Soon
Grief Support through supportive community and prayerful solidarity. A safe place to work through questions, tell stories and move toward healing.
Grief Share Resource
As listed above, several churches in the area host this program - 13 session weekly meetings. Use this link to find all local churches or organizations that offer this program. The start dates are staggered to make it easier for you to find one that suits your schedule. You do not need to be a member of the host church to participate. For more information, contact the hosting church.
Owens & Associates Counseling and Therapy
With five locations and nine counselors, Owens and Associates serves the counseling needs of those dealing with difficulties, particularly a loss.
Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.
With nearly 50 internet support groups plus a wide range of online resources, GriefNet provides support for those dealing with all types of loss. Their companion site, kidsaid.com, helps children and their parents deal with grief and loss in an appropriate and safe environment.
Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality. The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.
Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.