JourneyCare Grief Support Options

Our JourneyCare Grief Support Groups, conducted by licensed grief counselors, will either meet in-person, in one of our office locations, or will use Zoom to conduct virtual group sessions.  Zoom is a secure virtual space for group sessions.  You can join either from your computer or your phone, and your counselor will be in contact with you to assist you in joining.

All events require pre-registration:
For more information or to RSVP
Call:  224-770-2273

Grief to Hope Support Group

Grief to Hope is an 8-week support group for adults who have lost a loved one recently.  Education and information related to the grief journey will be offered, as well as an opportunity for shared understanding and compassionate support.

Grief to Hope:  General Loss
Wednesday, May 29-July 17, 2024
Time:  6:00pm – 7:30pm
(Virtual, Zoom)

Navigating Grief Workshop

As you begin the journey through grief, you may have questions, fears and concerns about what lies ahead.  This workshop provides an overview of common grief reactions, what to expect while grieving, and coping strategies.

Navigating Grief Workship:  General Loss
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Time:  6:00pm – 7:30pm
(Virtual, Zoom)

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time:  10:00am – 11:30am
(Virtual, Zoom)

Forward with Hope Support Group

Grief support group for adults who have already completed Grief to Hope (8-week session).

Memory Lantern Workshop

In this workshop, you will make memory lanterns to honor your loved one.  No art experience necessary.  You will need to bring color copies o photographs of your loved one and a mason jar to the workshop.

Memory Lantern Workshop:
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time:  6:00pm – 7:30pm
(Barrington Care Center)

Writing Through Grief

During this online group series, you will write through directed prompts and journaling activities to help navigate the grieving process.  Each session participants will be given journaling exercises to honor your loved one and understand your grief.  Members will be given the opportunity to share their writings in a safe group environment.  Supplies needed:  a journal dedicated to the workshop and a writing utensil.

Memory Lantern Workshop:
Wednesday, May 29 – June 26, 2024
Time:  6:00pm – 7:30pm
(Virtual, Zoom)

Other Services Provided

Our licensed counselors also provide individual supportive grief counseling, follow-up calls and other resources or referrals as needed.