Bereavement Support

We have listed several local grief support programs that may be of help to you. For further information, please contact any of the support groups that meet your needs. You may also call upon us at any time for further assistance.

Benchmark Psychiatric Services, Ltd. (1-800-461-9533)

11231 Distinctive Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467
Individual counseling services, accepts many insurance programs and also assists with filing of insurance forms.

Little Company of Mary Hospital (708-229-5484)

2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Living: When A Loved One Has Died
Six weekly sessions/ Spring and Fall Wednesdays: 7:30pm to 9:30 pm
Coordinators: Meghan Llanes, LCSW & Peg Schneider, Chaplain

Little Company of Mary Hospice (708-229-6947)

Chicago Ridge Public Library
10400 S. Oxford, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Bereavement Support/Early Stages/Grief
Six weekly Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Coordinator: Patricia Schmiedl, LCSW

Palos Community Hospital (708-923-4840)

12251 S. 80th Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463
Bereavement Support Group
Six weekly sessions/Spring and Fall 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Contact; Social Service Department/Pastoral Care

Palos Community Hospice Support (630-257-1111)

Locations: Palos Heights and Orland Park
Grief Support Groups
Various support groups/ day and evening
Contact: Marge Laphen

St. Thomas Hospice (630-856-6988)

119 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 120 Hinsdale, IL 60521
Grief Support Groups
Mondays: 9:30am and 7:00pm (Specific Loss Groups, check for dates)
Contact: Jill Hinrichs

St. Michael Parish (708-873-4635)

14327 S. Highland Ave., Orland Park, IL 60462
How To Go On When A Loved One Dies
Four weeks/ Spring and Fall, On going-2nd and 4th Tuesday 7:00pm
Contact: Sr. Marietta Umlor, CSC

Advocate Christ Hospital (708-423-0471)

St. Paul Luthean Church
4460 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Sharing The Journey/Walking Through Grief
Third Monday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Contact: Martha Tressler

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (312-926-4600)

Chicago, IL
Grief Support Groups and Counseling
Contact: Pamela r. Palmentera, LCSW

Homewood Cancer Center (708-798-9171)

2028 Elm Rd., Homewood, IL 60430
Grief Support Groups and Couseling (for those whose loved one had cancer)
Contact: Judy Themer

Horizon Hospice (708-283-8150)

Olympia Fields, IL
Grief Support Group and Counseling
Call for dates, location and time
Contact: Therese Parrish

Loyola University Medical Center (708-216-1646)

2160 First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153
Grief Support Groups (many specific to loss)
Contact: Nancy Kiel

Advocate Hospice (630-963-6800)

1441 Branding Lane, Suite 200, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Grief Support Groups (specific to loss)
Held at various locations, call for dates
Contact: Penelope Gabriele and Joe Masbaum

Heartland Hospice (815-469-7100)

Grief Support Groups
Call for dates
Contact: Beverly Raatjes

LOSS: Loving Out Reach To Survivors of Suicide (312-655-7283)

Adult support group
Call for dates and locations

Parents Of Murdered Children

Little Company Of Mary Hospital
2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Tower Building-6th Floor Room C
First Thursday of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Contact: Pat & Melvin Nichols (773-660-9659) or Maria Ramirez (773-847-1613)

Compassionate Friends, Inc. Loss of Child/Any age

Little Company of Mary Hospital
2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Tower Building-8th Floor Solarium
Third Sunday of the month, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Contact: Richalena Taylor (708-728-6840)