Have you lost your spouse or life partner?
Contact Fox Valley Hands of Hope – we can help you through the grieving process.
We offer individual counseling and group 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, call 630-232-2233 x230.
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
GROUP PROGRAMS for those who have lost a spouse or partner
Pathways is a seven-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.
Pathways is provided at no charge to participants; however, registration and a refundable deposit are required. Call 630-232-2233 for more information
Crossroads is a seven-week support group for those who have now accepted the reality of the death loss, explored many of the initial feelings which occur within the first two years of the loss, and who are now seeking a new life direction. Crossroads is designed specifically for those who have gone through the seven-week Pathways group.
Before participating in Crossroads, you’ll meet with one of our licensed clinicians to determine whether you should attend Pathways again to further explore the depths of your loss, or whether you’re now ready to move on with Crossroads. For more information, call 630-232-2233.
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 are provided. For more information, call 630-232-2233.
MALES is sponsored by Moss Funeral Home
SMAL*L (Sharing Meals After Loss*Laughter) is for people 50 years and older who have experienced the death of a spouse.
The SMAL*L group offers friendship and sharing, guided by trained facilitators, during enjoyable monthly dinners. Call 630-232-2233 to reserve your place at the next dinner, or to be included on this group’s mailing list.
SMAL*L is sponsored by Geneva Place, A Covenant Retirement Community
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 memories of their loved ones into holiday traditions. A concurrent program is conducted for children.
More information on the 2018-19 Hope for the Holidays program will be available in the fall.