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Have you suffered the loss of a precious child?

If you have endured the death of a child, or a baby due to perinatal loss, help is available – through individual counseling as well as support group services provided, at no charge, by FVHH. A licensed clinician supervises all programs and will assist you to determine your needs.

For more information, contact Christy Pitol at cpitol@fvhh.net or call 630-232-2233 x230.

SPECIAL EVENT: Footprints Memorial Walk
May 5, 2018
Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin IL
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Individual support is available.

After one of our licensed clinicians determines your grief counseling needs, you will be paired with a FVHH volunteer who is extensively trained in all aspects of grief support. The volunteer will work with you for 16 months, providing a “listening ear” and identifying additional resources as needed during this difficult time – all at no charge to you. For adults 18 years of age and older.

Call 630-232-2233 x230 for more information, or email Christy Pitol at cpitol@fvhh.net

GROUP PROGRAMS

This unique six-week program offers bereavement care for parents and adult family members, including extended adult family members, who have experienced perinatal loss through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death. Footprints provides a small-group environment where participants can find strength and comfort in sharing with other parents, helping one another through the grieving process and respecting their loss.

Some of the topics covered in the Footprints program include:

  • The stages of grief
  • How men and women grieve differently
  • Accessing support services
  • Managing special dates and holidays
  • Knowing when you’re ready to move on

Short-term individual counseling is also available, at no charge, during the interim between Footprints groups.

Footprints is provided free of charge to participants; however, advance registration and a refundable deposit are required. For more information, contact Christy Pitol at 630.232.2233 x230, or email cpitol@fvhh.net

May 5, 2018
Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin IL

Families grieving the death of a baby due to perinatal loss are invited to FVHH’s annual Footprints Memorial Walk on Saturday, May 8. All family members and friends who have been affected by this type of loss are invited to participate in a remembrance service and the planting of a tree. Participants may wish to bring a letter to the baby/infant, or a small article to place in a casket during the ceremony.

Registration for the Footprints Memorial Walk is recommended.
Contact Christy Pitol at 630-232-2233 x230 or email cpitol@fvhh.net