Grief Resources

Local Support Groups

The need and timing for attending a support group varies. We have listed some local support groups that may help you through some difficult times. If individual counseling is more your preference, contact us and we may be able to assist in matching you with a professional.


General

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care Bereavement Services
1550 Bishop Court, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Many groups available, including groups for Hispanic and Polish speaking families.
Information (847) 692-8884, Ask for Bereavement Dept. M-F 9:30 a – 5:00 p. or go to www.rainbowhospice.org and visit the Grief and Loss Tab.


The Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center
Open to residents of Wheeling only; counseling available on individual basis.
Information: Jan Christiansen (847) 459-2671


Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois
Information Main Line general info 847-381-5599; Daniel group contact 224-770-2273
Grief to Hope meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005.
A Group for Bereavement for Loss of a Child meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm – 8pm.
405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010
Group for Loss of Spouse or Parents – Call for dates and times.


Suicide

Catholic Charities
N.W. Suburban Office, 1717 Rand Road, Des Plaines, Illinois
L.O.S.S. (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide)
Information: (312) 655-7283


Loss of a Child

Compassionate Friends
National nonprofit, self-help support organization offering friendship & understanding to families grieving the death of a child of any age or any cause.
Information: (877) 969-0010, www.compassionatefriends.org to find a local group


Holy Family Parish
2515 Palatine Road, Inverness, IL 60067
“To Be Joyful” Group
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday Monthly
Information: Elaine Dobrunz 847-705-9886
Northwest Community Hospital


Northwest Suburban Pregnancy & Infant Loss support group
Meetings: 2nd Monday, Monthly, 7-8pm. 25 E. Schaumburg Rd., #102, Schaumburg
Information: Julie (847) 618-5220


St. Edna Catholic Church
2525 N. Arlington Hts. Rd., Arl. Hts., IL 60004
Information: Diane Mulroy (847) 398-3362
Many support groups available; please call for dates and times


Widows and Widowers

Northwest Community Healthcare Center
800 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Begin Again
Meetings: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday’s Monthly 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Information: Mary Obey (847) 358-5863


Widows and Widowers Harvest Bible Chapel
Biblical/Soul Care goup
800 Rohlwing Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Information: (847) 398-7005


Our Lady of the Wayside
W.O.W. (Widows of Wayside) A social group consisting of Widows
Information: Muriel Banack (847) 577-9220


St. Raymond de Penafort
301 South I-Oka, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Emmaus Walk – an eight week facilitated grief support group for adults, mourning the loss of a loved one; sessions are held in the spring and fall; call for dates and times for each session.
Information: Sr. Valerie Kulbacki Director of Care Ministries (847) 253-8600 ext. 143. Also provides individual grief counseling.

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