Have you lost your parent?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re 20, 40 or 60 years old – once you’ve lost a mother, father or parental figure, your grief can be substantial, and your life has changed. We can help you navigate your grief.

A licensed clinician supervises all programs and will assist you to determine your needs. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the services listed below.

For more information on Support Groups and Individual Adult Grief Support, contact us.


Individual grief services include meeting with a clinician for short-term, individual grief counseling, or with an extensively trained FVHH volunteer.

The work with a FVHH volunteer focuses on facilitating a grief companion relationship. They provide a listening and supportive ear while identifying additional resources to help during this difficult time. We recommend meeting with a volunteer if you have made progress in your grief process already but need ongoing support.


We often feel our parents will always be our “guiding star.” Their death may leave you feeling abandoned and vulnerable.

This multi-week group allows adults to explore their feelings and to understand the complexities of this type of loss with others who have also lost their parent.

For more information, contact us.

The M.A.L.E.S. (Men After Loss Expressing themselves Safely) support group is specifically for men who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This group provides a forum where guys can “let go” and freely express their thoughts and feelings with other men who are experiencing the same challenges.

This open (drop in) group meets the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts provided. For more information, contact us.

Life After Caregiving addresses topics such as navigating through grief and the loss of your role as a caregiver. This is an open group held at Arden Courts of Geneva. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact us.

If you’ve 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.

New dates will be available in Fall 2022.

This is an open grief support group specifically for Spanish speaking individuals.  Sessions will be available as participants sign up. Contact us to see how you can get involved.

This drop-in group is for people who have undergone the traumatic circumstance of losing a loved one to COVID-19. These sessions will be available as participants sign up. Contact us for details on current sessions.