HOPE IN ACTION BLOG

The Hope — September 2018

The Hope   Portraits of loss, grief care, and compassion Written by: Bev DeJovine, FVHH Board of Directors   “This is often the best thing I do in my week.” John and his family moved to Wayne from Portland Oregon, after an 11-year career in advertising, when he experienced a life-changing event – his mom […]

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5K to Remember — September E-News 2018

2018 5K to Remember Saturday, September 15, 2018 Please join FVHH in a walk to celebrate the memory of your loved one! On Saturday, September 15th Fox Valley Hands of Hope will hold its annual 5k family fun run and walk.  Please join us that day in remembering your loved one and celebrating their life.  A […]

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Volunteer Update — September E-News 2018

Community Education     “It’s Okay…say their name” the unique journey of losing a child to addiction. Terri Roman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is now retired from many years of school social work. She dedicates her to time to facilitating the GRASP group. This group is a community of people who have […]

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Saluting our volunteers

VOLUNTEERS are an integral part of the services Fox Valley Hands of Hope provides to the community – leading support groups and programs, providing comfort care services to clients and their families, serving as ambassadors throughout the Fox Valley, helping with fundraising, baking goodies for clients, and providing administrative and event support. FVHH salutes all […]

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Guiding Star helps adults grieving death of Mom or Dad

GUIDING STAR is a new program from Fox Valley Hands of Hope designed to support adults who have gone through the death of a parent or parental figure – their “Guiding Star.” We talked with Christy Pitol, FVHH’s Manager of Bereavement Services, on how the death of a parent affects us, whether we’re 30, 40 […]

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Weavers Circle becomes Starting SMAL*L – The back story

YEARS AGO, a core group of pioneering grievers at our organization started The Weaver’s Circle to offer connectedness for people, ages 50 and older, who had gone through spousal loss and were venturing forth in the unknown territory called “singlehood.” The “Weavers” wanted to establish bonds through recreational activities, and began meeting once a month […]

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It’s almost time for Grief Takes A Hike

Grief Takes A Hike (GTAH) is Fox Valley Hands of Hope’s annual program for grieving families – providing them with a camping weekend where they can learn about self-care and coping techniques together, while interacting with others who have experienced similar loss. At the same time, they can enjoy indoor and outdoor recreational activities – […]

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