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Have you experienced the death of a sibling?

Your sibling knows you for the entirety of your life. You have shared memories with them that you hold to your heart. You may feel lonely and lost, but we are here to give you support.

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, email griefsupport@fvhh.net.


Individual grief services include 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.


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.

Were you a caregiver for your brother or sister? Life After Caregiving 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.

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.

The next session will be held virtually on December 10 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Email Erik Meeks  at EMeeks@fvhh.net for details.

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.