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Have you lost your spouse or life partner?

Losing your life companion can be scary, but you are not alone.

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, please fill out our contact form.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

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.

GROUP PROGRAMS

Pathways is a multi-week support group for those who have gone through the death of a spouse or life partner. It’s designed to address the issues faced by you as a surviving partner, provide emotional support, and help you accept the death and cope with your grief.

Contact us for more information.

Crossroads is a monthly support group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or life partner. This program is designed specifically for those who have gone through the Pathways group. Participants will have journeyed through some of the initial stages of loss and are preparing to seek a new life direction. For more information or to register, 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.

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.

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 in  November and December provides participants with coping skills to get through the holiday season and, if appropriate, incorporate the memories of their loved ones into holiday traditions. A concurrent program is conducted for children.

New dates will be available in Fall 2024.

This monthly support group is for grieving parents who are experiencing the loss of a life partner. Here they will learn how to cope with their own grief while attending to the bereavement of their children. Please contact us to see how you can get involved.