Our Mission

We provide compassionate guidance and support for the grieving.

Fox Valley Hands of Hope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing expert support for children, families, and adults who are experiencing grief, loss, or life-threatening illness.

Why We Focus on Grief

Grief touches everyone in a lifetime – it does not discriminate based on our path in life, the clothes we wear, or the language we speak. Grief is a necessary part of the human experience, but it can often make us feel isolated and alone. Unattended grief can affect the development of children, causing behavioral and anger problems as well as difficulty in school. Grief can also can affect the mental well-being of adults, causing anxiety, depression, fracturing of relationships, and failure of careers.

For the last 40 years, FVHH has worked throughout the Fox River Valley to combat the negative ramifications that may come from grief. We do this by creating a support system and environment of hope for our clients, so that they feel empowered to get through their losses in a positive way.

Our licensed clinical staff and trained volunteers serve clients by providing diversified grief services that include support groups, open grief seminars, individual grief counseling for all ages with a licensed clinician, individual support with a trained volunteer, as well as compassionate volunteer companions for nursing home, hospice, and cancer patients. We have collaborative partnerships with local hospices, nursing homes, cancer centers, schools, and other human service agencies to provide our grief support to their clients. Our Medical Equipment Lending Closet is also available to those who need temporary use of items such as walkers, wheelchairs, and commodes.

FVHH’s programs support any person suffering from grief regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, income level, religious beliefs, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or perspective.  Our mental health programs are community-funded, allowing us to deliver the best guidance at no cost to the client– we believe that every person should be given hope without any restriction. We are the only grief support provider in the area that offers an extensive list of quality options, free of charge to anyone seeking help.

FVHH’s programs are designed to support children, families, and adults, regardless of age, income level, race, or religious beliefs.  Our programs are community-funded, allowing us to deliver the best guidance at no cost – we believe that every person deserves hope without any restriction.

Our Vision

Fox Valley Hands of Hope strives to be the leading provider and resource center for exemplary services for those experiencing grief.