Do you need grief support for your family?

Losing a member of your family is extremely difficult. You may ask yourself how it is even possible to move without that important person. Our group family programs can bring your loved-ones together in the the wake of a loss.

A licensed clinician supervises all programs and will assist you to determine your needs. For more information on these programs, contact us.

This free, six-week program allows families who have experienced the loss of a parent, child, grandparent, or other significant person to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories.  Families with children ages 5-18 enjoy a provided meal together followed by group activities led by trained facilitators.


Youth participants are welcomed into small groups by developmental age, while adults meet separately to learn about children’s grief and receive support. Spanish-speaking staff is part of this program. 


Registration for the Fall 2023 session will be announced soon. For more information or to register, email Jacquelyn Jennings, Director of Youth & Family Grief Services at

For anyone who has lost a loved one, the holiday season can trigger powerful emotions. Hope for the Holidays, a program conducted by Fox Valley Hands of Hope from November through January, provides participants with coping skills to get through the holiday season and, if appropriate, incorporate the memory of their loved ones into holiday traditions. A concurrent program is conducted for children.

There will be virtual and in-person options available. Sessions are available in English and Spanish.

Stay tuned for Fall 2023 dates.

This one-day retreat brings together families with children ages 5-18 who are coping with the loss of a loved one. The goal of this program is to provide families with grief education, a chance to connect with others, and outdoor fun! With our trained volunteers, clinical staff, and the beautiful natural resources of Kane County, Family Forest Day offers a chance to honor lost loved ones and receive compassionate support while making new memories together. Breakfast and lunch are provided to all participants.


Family Forest Day 2023 was held on Saturday, July 22nd at Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls in Gilberts, IL. Check back frequently for announcements about upcoming Family Forest Day programs, and also check out Grief Circles for Families beginning in October!


Our programs are provided free of charge to all FVHH families. Families who are new to FVHH will be asked to complete our intake paperwork and a brief orientation with FVHH staff.