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. Fox Valley Hands of Hope can help you move through your grief.


After speaking to one of our licensed clinicians, who will assess your needs, they will determine a direction of care, which could include: Individual grief services such as meeting with a clinician for short-term individual grief counseling, or with an FVHH volunteer who is extensively trained in all aspects of grief support.

The work with a FVHH volunteer is focused on facilitating a grief companioning relationship for up for 12 months, which provides a listening and supportive ear while identifying additional resources as needed during this difficult time. Meeting with a volunteer is recommended for those who have made progress in their grief process already but need ongoing supportive conversations.

For adults 18 years of age and older. Email griefsupport@fvhh.net for more information.


We often feel our parents will always be our “guiding star.” Their death may leave you feeling abandoned and vulnerable, wondering what you’ll do without that safety net.

This six-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, email griefsupport@fvhh.net.

The Fox Valley Hands of Hope M.A.L.E.S. support group was developed specifically for men who are grieving the loss of a loved one, providing a forum where guys can “let go” and freely express their thoughts and feelings with other men who are experiencing the same challenges.

M.A.L.E.S. group sessions are facilitated by trained, experienced group leaders. This open (drop in) group meets the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts provided. For more information, email griefsupport@fvhh.net

This is an ongoing monthly program to provide support for those seeking a new life after their loss. Life After Caregiving addresses topics such as navigating through grief and the loss of your role as a caregiver.

This is an open group; however, registration is required. For more information, email griefsupport@fvhh.net.

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.

Details on our 2021 sessions will be provided in the Fall.

This is an open grief support group specifically for Spanish speaking individuals.  Sessions will be available as participants sign up. Please email griefsupport@fvhh.net 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. Please email griefsupport@fvhh.net for details on current sessions.