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, email griefsupport@fvhh.net. 

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 12 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. Email griefsupport@fvhh.net 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. Email griefsupport@fvhh.net for more information

Crossroads is a seven-week 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 7-week 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, 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 are provided. For more information, email griefsupport@fvhh.net.

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 email griefsupport@fvhh.net to see how you can get involved.

This is an open grief support group specifically for Spanish speaking individuals. Please email griefsupport@fvhh.net 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 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 2020 Hope for the Holidays program will be available in the fall.