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After the Death of a Close Family Member (adult or child):
The Companionship/University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
Meets on the South Side of Chicago near University of Chicago Hospitals (773)834-1776 – support groups for children, teens, and their adult caregivers

Adventist St. Thomas Hospice
Meets in: Burr Ridge (630)856-6990 – support group for children, teens and adults. They also have a camp in the summer

Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center-Braveheart Center
Meets in the South Suburbs; Flossmoor, Dolton (708)283-8150 – adult support group for adults with children; individual counseling services

Good Mourning/Rainbow Hospice
Meets in the North Suburbs; Park Ridge (847)685-9900 – support groups for children (ages 3-18) and their families

Herbie’s Friends/Fox Valley Hospice
Meets in Geneva (630)232-2233 – support groups in various locations in Kane and Kendall counties; short-term individual counseling (2-3 sessions)

Heart Connection at Little Company of Mary Hospital
POMC (Parents of Murdered Children) at Little Company of Mary Hospital
Meets in Evergreen Park (708)229-5484 – support groups for children and their families dealing with grief and also a group for parents of murdered children

Hospice of Northeastern Illinois—Center for Loss and Hope
Meets in Barrington and Crystal Lake (847)381-5599 – support groups for children and adults in community locations; individual counseling for a sliding scale fee

Journey Toward Healing/Loyola University Medical Center
Meets in Maywood (708)216-1646 – support groups for children and adults

Rainbows
Programs through local schools and religious institutions (800)266-3206

Willow House
Meets in: Arlington Heights, Libertyville, and the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago (847)940-0779 – monthly support groups for children, teens and their adult caregivers

After The Death of a Child or Infant:
 Heartlight
Meets on the North side of Chicago, on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month for the English group, and the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month for Spanish group (773)975-8829 – support groups for siblings and parents

After the Death of a Parent or Caregiver:
Buddy’s Place
Meets in LaGrange (708)354-5280 – support groups for families; individual counseling paid by insurance or sliding scale for persons residing in the area

Midwest Palliative and HospiceCare Center
Meets in the North Suburbs, Glenview, and Lake County, IL (847)467-7423 – support groups for children and families; individual and family counseling for a sliding scale fee

After a Cancer Related Death:
Gilda’s Club
Noogieland program for children Chicago; (312)464-9900 – support groups and activities

Cancer Wellness Center
Northbrook ; (847)509-9595 – programs and activities

Wellness Place
Palatine; (847)221-2400; brief short-term counseling for children and families and referrals

Kids Connected/Cancer Support Center
Homewood; (708)798-9171 – support groups

cancercare.org
(800) 813-4673 telephone counseling and support, online support groups (located in New York, but online available to all)

After a Homicide/Murder:
Homicide Survivors Support Group/Cook County States Attorney Office Chicago (773)869-5321

POMC (Parents of Murdered Children) at Little Company of Mary Hospital
Meets in Evergreen Park (708)229-5484

After a Suicide:
Journey Towards Healing/Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood; (708)216-9056 – support groups

LOSS(Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide)/Catholic Charities
Local Chapters (312)655-7283 -support groups; individual and family counseling

Willow House
Wilmette; (847)940-0779 -support group for children, teens, and their families

Support for Grandparents:
Heartlight/Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago (773)975-8829

AGAST(Alliance of Grandparents, A Support in Tragedy)
(888)774-7437 www.agast.org

Support for Adults after a Death:
Compassionate Friends (Death of a young child or adult child)
(877)969-0010 National number; http://www.compassionatefriends.org

The Bereavement Program of Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Death of an adult)
Meets in Chicago (312)926-6972 – support groups for adults who had a loss through death; limited individual counseling available

Journey Toward Healing/Loyola University Medical Center
Meets in Maywood (708)216-1646 – groups for adults grieving the loss of a spouse, child, adult child, loss by suicide, & a motherless daughters group

Horizon Hospice
Meets in River North neighborhood of Chicago (312)733-8900 – support groups for adults grieving the loss of spouse/significant other, and loss of parent

Hyde Park Grief Support Group
(312)733-8900 – support group for adults grieving the loss of spouse/significant other

Coffee and Comfort – Support Group for the Loss of a Child at any age
Meets in Orland Park and Lansing; (708)460-1392/(708)532-4900

Providence Home Health and Hospice Care
Meets in South Holland (708)331-0400 – bereavement group for adults

Adventist St. Thomas Hospice
Meets in Burr Ridge (630) 856-6993 – adult loss of parent group

Cindy Thelan
Meets in Oak Brook (630)415-0674 – bereaved Adults support group