Below we have provided some helpful grief support links and information. We certainly would appreciate feedback on any of the resources below. Also, we would be grateful if you let us know of any other grief support services to add to this list for the families we serve.
Forever In My Heart Grief Support
Youth and Family Services invites individuals who have lost their spouse (or family member) to participate in an open forum focused on coping with grief. This
group will provide a supportive and accepting environment paving the way
for hope during a time of confusion and crisis. Thursdays 6:15-7:30 pm
at Orland Township Youth & Family Services, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave.,
Orland Park, IL. 60462. Cost is $10 per session. Information please
contact Gina Chigaros (708) 403-4001 or email@example.com.
Palos Hospital Bereavement Series
The Social Services and Pastoral Departments host Bereavement Education
Series throughout the year. It's to assist individuals who are mourning
the loss of a loved one. For more details call (708) 923-4840. The
hospital is located at 12251 S. 80th Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463.
Trinity Lutheran Church Grief Support Group
Grief Support Group meets on Tuesday nights at 6850 W. 159th St.,
Tinley Park. Meeting starts at 6:45 PM. Group is for anyone who needs
help dealing with the loss of a loved one. No charge for attending. For
more info please call (708) 532-9395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olive Branch Counseling Associates
in working with adults and children in the area of grieving. Contact
Bill Holley, 5320 W. 159th St., Suite 400, Oak Forest, IL 60452. Phone:
(815) 545-4468 or (708) 687-3479
meets on Thursdays at 7:00pm. It is not an on going meeting. We meet
for 13 weeks in the Fall, Sept. 15th thru Dec. 15th. Then we will start
again in January and go for another 13 weeks, then break for the summer.
Our churches website (tlcs.org) or GriefShare.org to find future times.
Holbrook Counseling Center
Helps meet all
difficult needs except mental health issues. Connected with Catholic
Charities. Meets in Palos Hills, IL and South Holland, IL. Call (312)
655-7725 for details.
Little Company of Mary Hospital
LCM Pastoral Dept. offers Support Programs for grieving children and adults. Call (708) 229-5480 for details.
Ministry of Bereavement at St. Damian Church
Seven week program that meets in the spring and fall. For details call St. Damian Rectory, Oak Forest, IL at (708) 687-1370.
Loss to New Life
AARP offers grief support by trained volunteers who themselves have
experienced the death of a loved one. Family members, friends and
co-workers who have lost a loved one are encouraged to call this line
for support with their grief. Call 1-866-797-2277 toll free. Daily 9am -
Southside Christian Counseling Center, Inc.
Provides quality care for people in emotional, mental, relational and
spiritual pain. Call (708) 633-1823. Located at 16547 S. Oak Park Ave.,
Tinley Park, IL 60477.
St. George Church Bereavement Ministry
Grief support for families that need help with the death of a loved
one. Located at St. George Parish Life Center, 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley
Park, IL 60477. Sessions run for five weeks. Call (708) 532-2243 for
Surviving Loss: The Grief Process Support Group
The Grief Process is a support group designed to bring persons together
who share the challenges of healing and recovery from losses experienced
in life in a caring and supportive atmosphere. Meets the 1st and 3rd
Mondays of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 PM at 10217 Lincoln Highway,
Frankfort, IL. Call (708) 828-4466 or (815) 685-1225 for additional
Grief Support Books
Centering Corp. has over 100 grief books for children and adults, My
Friends Emotion Dolls, a Memory Bag for children, five videos and caring
cards, plus over 200 books and resources from other publishers. We
continue to provide educational offerings and workshops for caregivers
goal is to provide you with free tools and resources to help guide you
through situations you may be facing. This may be a time when you feel
very alone and I hope some of the information in this page can help you
deal with what's in front of you. As a writer, I believe we read to feel
less alone in the world. As a healthcare professional, I believe we
never feel more alone than when a loved-one is facing a life challenging
illness or has died.
we who mourn find safety and healing from those who mourn with us. At
GriefNet we believe that healing is a natural process in everyone, and
that it will occur if the environment, both within and without the
person, is nourishing and protected from illness or harm.
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.