The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need. The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey. If you’re still having trouble locating helpful information or finding what you need, contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.


Grief Share

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

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Web Healing

Web Healing, the internet’s first interactive grief website, has served the bereaved on the net since 1995. It offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues related to grief and healing or browse recommended grief books. The site’s originator, Tom Golden, LCSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.

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The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

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For more than fifty years, AARP has been serving its members and society and creating positive social change. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. Here you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end of life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.

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Most would think that a funeral homes service would end at the final disposition of the deceased. This is when our funeral home makes that difference. We suggest several people with different qualifications. There is Bereavement Support or One on One Therapy.

Bereavement Support is group therapy with people that are going through a similar situation as you are. You have several groups within Bereavement Support.

Provena St. Joseph Medical Center

333 N. Madison
Joliet, Illinois 60435
815/725-7133 ext. 3474

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

A grief support group especially for miscarriage, still-birth, and infant death. Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Hospital. Please check at the front desk for location.
Contact Person: Sr. Dorothy Clare Zuleski

Silver Cross Hospital

1200 Maple Road
Joliet, Illinois 60432
815/740-1100 ext.7602

Compassionate Friends, Will County Chapter

A self-help group for parents and siblings who have experienced the death of a child. Meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Polley Education Room, on the lower-level of the Hospital.
Contact Person: Kay Collins

Hospice of DuPage

690 E. North Avenue
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
630/690-9000 ext. 7313

Companions In Grief Mourning Our Loss

Contact Person: Ann Freiburg,
Bereavement Coordinator

If you'd feel more comfortable with individual, one on one, support we'd suggest:

Online Grief & Healing Resources

After Loss Grief Recovery Program
Paul Alexander's Bereavement Resources
Association For Death Education and Counselling
Counseling for Loss and Life Changes
Death & Dying
Grief Resources Catalog (Books, Cards, Tapes & Gifts)
GROWW (Grief Recovery Online)
Maximum Living Consultant
The Mining Company Guide To Death And Dying
National Public Radio's Series On Death
Renew: Center For Personal Recovery
Sympathy Sharing

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