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Fox Valley Hands of Hope offers a wide variety of support groups and programs that cater to every kind of grief. We also host fundraising and awareness events throughout the year.

The programs listed below are either single day sessions held once a year, or are on-going and held once every month in the year. Click here to learn more about our multi-week programs and individual counseling. Want to enroll in a program? Email to learn how to get involved.

The fundraisers listed below are either on-going or happening soon! Want to participate in a fundraiser? Email to see how you can help!


Endeavor is a charity art exhibition, competition, and auction that will benefit local artists and Fox Valley Hands of Hope. Join us on October 14, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. for a night of fine art, dining and music. Click here to learn more about the event and purchase tickets.

Love golf? Why not play a round while supporting a great cause?  Mark your calendar now for NEXT year’s event, Monday, August 5, 2024 at Eaglebrook Country Club in Geneva. Learn all about it, register to golf, and become a sponsor here!

Love craft beer and supporting FVHH? Stay tuned for our 2024 event!

Are you interest in hosting a Do-It-Yourself Fundraiser on behalf of Fox Valley Hands of Hope? Click here to learn more.


This free six-week program is for families with children ages 5-18 who have experienced a death loss. The group meets on Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm and starts with a meal before participants are welcomed into groups based on age, while adults will meet separately to receive support and learn about children’s grief.  

Registration is now open – to learn more, email Director of Youth & Family Grief Services Jacquelyn Jennings at


This program will bring together families who are coping with loss for a day of fun, hope, and healing. 

Check back frequently for announcements about upcoming Family Forest Day activities!


This event has passed. Stay tuned for more educational opportunities coming in the near future!

FVHH will present a free 45-minute educational seminar on the psychopathology of grief on Wednesday, August 23. The program will be presented at 1:00 pm, and again at 6:30 pm. We invite you to learn about the cognitive science behind grief, why we grieve and what our brains are doing while we grieve.

While there is no cost to attend, space is limited and registration is required. Email before August 20, 2023 to reserve your spot.


A seminar focused on helping process grief during the holiday season, including ways to incorporate loved ones into holiday traditions. There will be two virtual and two in-person options available. In-person sessions will offer support to children and teens (aged 5 and up) in addition to adults. Virtual sessions are for adults only.

Stay tuned for Fall/Winter 2023 dates.

Life After Caregiving is an on-going support group for former Caregivers who have lost a loved-one along with their role as a Caregiver.


M.A.L.E.S. is an on-going support group for men who have lost a loved one. The acronym stands for “Men After Loss Expressing themselves Safely.”

This drop-in group meets the second Saturday of the month from 9-10:30 a.m at the Grief Hope Center.  No registration is required.

Just come and join the conversation!  Donuts and coffee provided.

This program has already occurred. Please check back for the 2024 date for this annual workshop.

This event was held May 6th, 2023 at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin to participate in this unique annual remembrance service for those who have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or neonatal loss. Please check back for the 2024 date.

This program has already occurred. Please check back for the 2024 dates.