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Grief Support


We offer bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have provided some helpful grief support links below: 


Grief Share

Sponsored by St. Peters Lutheran Church  
108 West Maple St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI US     
920-743-4431 
Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
(3/1/2010 - 5/24/2010)

Grief share is 13-week grief support group that meets twice a year, February to May and from September to November in the library 
of St. Peters Lutheran Church.  The sessions consist of video presentations by professional counselors followed by small group discussions and are open to the public.  Contact Bob Johnson at 743-4431, extension 161 for more information.


The Compassionate Friends

If you are a member (or a friend) of a family that has suffered the death of a child, The Compassionate Friends is here to help you and provide support for the family. Feel free to contact TCF's national Office at 877-969-0010 or nationaloffice@compassionatefriends.org . You will alsways hear a friendly voice on the other end of the line.

When you call, we’ll be happy to put together, at no charge, a customized packet of bereavement materials specifically chosen to apply to your situation. We'll also be glad to provide contact information to the nearest TCF chapter, one where the whole family can gather with others who understand because they are walking the same path.

Contact Information:

Green Bay Chapter
TCF of Green Bay (38.57 miles)
Chapter#: 2102
Chapter Phone Line (920) 370-3858
www.tcfgreenbay.org
admin@tcfgreenbay.org
Meeting Info: 3rd Thursday of each month 7:00 pm
Meeting Address: First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St, Green Bay, WI 54301


The Door of Hope

What is the Door of Hope? The Door of Hope is an ecumenical grief and loss community outreach program. It is an eight year established grief and loss service with proven validity in the Door County community. The Door of Hope has developed support groups, seminars and seasonal presentations as resources to serve you in the recovery and healing process of grief and loss. The coordinators of the Door of Hope understand the family dynamics of grief and loss and the diverse family interactions that can occur in the recovery process. Many people know very little about what to expect when a loved one dies. They may feel fearful, lonely and unsure of whether their feelings are normal. The Door of Hope can help you learn, share and be supported by others going through the same process. You may also meet with Chaplain Joan for individual and/or family support, care and counseling in her home office. 

Support group meetings at :

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7953 Hy. 57, Baileys Harbor WI,-  2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Second Monday of each month 
And at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay, WI - 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Second Tuesday of each month. 
For more information or brochure, call Joan at (920)868-9471.  (www.thedoorofhope.webs.com)


Unity Hospice Bereavement Support 

About Bereavement Support

Grief is a natural and normal response to loss.  Unity's bereavement programs support adults, teens and children through the grief process.  Our bereavement team is skilled at identifying effective coping skills and offering compassionate support and hope.  The Unity bereavement team is comprised of master's level and bachelor's level counselors, social workers and chaplains, as well as specially-trained volunteers who share a deep commitment to helping others who are grieving.  Our bereavement professionals are familiar with community resources and, when needed, will provide information about other agencies for additional support.

Who is eligible?    

  • Families and friends of Unity's patients    
  • Any member of the community who has experienced the death of a loved one

What is provided?    

  • Contacts from Unity's bereavement team   
  • Grief support programs for children and adults     
  • Memorial services 
  • Unity quilt project  
  • Individual grief counseling    
  • Educational programs on grief and bereavement 
  • Holiday programs 
  • Newsletters and other resource information

Where are services offered? 

  • A Unity office
  • Meeting facilities
  • Private home

When is care provided?

  • Scheduled individually
  • Offered as planned group events

How is it paid for?

  • Bereavement services are offered at no charge and are funded through community support and voluntary donations.

For more information, contact our Director of Outreach at 920.338.1111 or 800.990.9249.

Unity Hospice Grief Support Groups -Five week grief support groups offered throughout the year for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  Call Lisa or Karen for schedules (743-6440 or 1-800-990-9249).


Crisis, Grief and Healing 

Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.


GriefNet

With nearly 50 internet support groups plus a wide range of online resources, GriefNet provides support for those dealing with all types of loss. Their companion site, kidsaid.com, helps children and their parents deal with grief and loss in an appropriate and safe environment.


Willowgreen   

Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality.  The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.


Grief and Loss   

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.


Growth House  

Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization   

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.

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