Grief does not discriminate based on geography. Fortunately, cities across the country are increasingly offering services to help families cope with loss and find a reason to believe again. We are pleased to offer a list of resources to assist bereaved families in the Chicago area. EVERMORE does not endorse any of the following providers.
Adventist St. Thomas Hospice offers support groups for children, teens and adults. They also hold camps during the summer for bereaved children and teens. They offer Tommy's Kids Summer Camp and an overnight camp called Camp Erin Chicago for children ages six-18.
Location: 119 East Ogden Avenue, Hinsdale, IL
Phone Number: 630-856-6990
Bereaved Parents of the USA (Chicagoland Chapter) holds a support group the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.).
Location: 1st Congressional Church of Western Springs, 1106 Chestnut Street, Western Springs, IL
Phone Number: 708-560-0393
Buddy's Place is dedicated to providing a safe and accepting place where every family can come and share their grief in a group setting. Buddy's Place provides monthly support groups, individual and family counseling and eight-week support group sessions.
Location: 1023 Burlington Avenue, Western Springs, IL
Phone Number: 708-995-3750
Cancer Wellness of Northbrook offers bereavement counseling and support groups for those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
Location: 215 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL
Phone Number: 847-509-9595
Center for Grief Recovery provides an ongoing support group for bereaved families and individuals. Their team of eight counselors specialize in grief and loss and are there to assist bereaved individuals through their grief process.
Location: 1263 West Loyola Avenue, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 773-274-4600
Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University offers specialized bereavement counseling services. Rush University also offers a perinatal bereavement support group for women who have experienced a miscarriage.
Location: 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 888-352-7874
Edward-Elmhurst Health offers a SHARE program for parents who have experienced ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. SHARE meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Location: 801 South Washington Street, Naperville, IL
Phone Number: 630-527-3000
Fox Valley Hands of Hope offers short term, individual counseling (two-three sessions) as well as two family support groups.
Location: 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva, IL
Phone Number: 630-232-2233
Gilda's Club offers support for those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
Location: 537 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-464-9900
GriefShare offers many bereavement support groups, however, these support groups change often. Contact them for more information.
Phone Number: 800-395-5755
Hearlight Program at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago offers support groups for families who have lost a child. They also offer support groups for both Spanish and English speakers.
Location: 225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-227-3930
Phone Number: 855-ASK-JCFS
JourneyCare offers one-on-one support, group support, special support for children and teens, memorial services, and online educational resources.
Location: 833 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 224-770-2273
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers offers a variety of grief support groups that based on age and situation. Little Company of Mary Hospital also offers grief counseling.
Location: 2800 West 95th Street, Evergreen Park, IL
Phone Number: 708-229-4299
Loss is a support group for survivors of suicide and those who have lost a loved one to suicide. They provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where survivors of suicide can openly talk about feelings and experiences and also help you to find community, direction and resources for healing.
Location: 721 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-655-7283
Loyola Medicine Hospice offers general grief support groups that meet and allow individuals to share their stories.
Location: 701 West North Avenue, Melrose Park, IL
Phone Number: 708-216-1209
Lydia Home Association offers individual and family counseling. They accept insurance and do utilize a sliding scale to assess fees.
Location: 4300 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 773-736-1447
MISS Foundation offers two support groups for bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a child during pregnancy or infancy. This group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Location: 301 South I Oka Avenue, Mount Prospect, IL
Phone Number: 847-217-1548
Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center offers support groups and workshops for those who are grieving, including workshops for teens and children and a memoir/journaling workshop.
Location: 4215 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL
Phone Number: 815-398-0500
NorthShore University Health System Hospice Program offers general bereavement support groups.
Location: 4901 Searle Parkway, Skokie, Illinois
Phone Number: 847-475-2047
Northwestern Hospital, Palliative Care & Home Hospice Program provides education based groups for adults who have lost another adult. The groups meet for three-hour sessions during the day or evening.
Location: 250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-926-4600
Orland Park Church offers a support group for mothers to help them through the grief process of losing a child. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Location: 7500 West Sycamore Drive, Orland Park, IL
Phone Number: 708-532-4900
Parents of Murdered Children provides support to families of victims of homicide. Meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, 2800 West 95th Street West Pavilion, Room 8536, Evergreen Park, IL
Phone Number: 708-720-6104
Rainbow Hospice Bereavement Intake Line provides counseling services, support groups, and workshops to help bereaved families and individuals.
Location: Rainbow Hospice Ark, Inpatient Unit located at 7435 West Talcott Avenue, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 847-692-8899
Resolve Through Sharing is a support group for parents who have lost a baby. They meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 660 North Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL
Phone Number: 847-535-6336
SIDS Alliance of Illinois offers a support group in Chicago that meets the third Monday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for parents who have lost a child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Location: Englewood West Library located at 63rd & Wood, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: Contact Gail Patton at 312-745-0081 or 773-485-1111
SIDS of Illinois offers education, support, and resources for parents who have been impacted by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Location: 6010 Route 53, Suite A, Lisle, IL
Phone Number: 630-541-3901
Southlawn United Methodist Church will hold GriefShare meetings starting on September 9, 2017. Meetings will be held on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
Location: 8605 South Cregier Avenue, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 773-734-7708
Still Missed Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Support Program provides support groups for parents, children, and grandparents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
Location: 120 North Oak Street, Hinsdale, IL
Phone Number: 630-856-9000
St. Joseph Medical Center offers a bereavement support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal, or early infant death. They meet the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Location: 333 North Madison Street, Joliet, IL
Phone Number: 815-725-7133; ext. 3474
St. Pauls House & Health Care Center provides individual and family counseling for those who are struggling with grief and loss.
Location: 3800 North California Street, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 773-478-4222 ext. 346
The Compassionate Friends is a network of support groups for parents and families who have experienced the death of a child.
- Chicago chapter meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
Location: 4350 West Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 773-384-5744
University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital provides support groups for children, teens and their adult caregivers.
Location: 5721 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL (meet on the south side, near the university hospital)
Phone Number: 773-834-1776
Willow House provides grief support to children, teens, young adults and families through educational resources and support groups. The locations of their support groups vary. Follow the link to find more information about the various locations.
Location: 2231 Lakeside Drive, Bannockburn, IL 60015
Phone Number: 847-236-9300