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When someone you love dies, you may not know how to move ahead with your day-to-day life.

child painting at grief support group

And that’s OK, because there are people who understand—and know how to help.

The Agrace Grief Support Center is a unique place where you can get help coping with grief when someone special to you has died.

For 45 years, Agrace has brought compassionate care to people facing life-limiting illnesses. We care for their families, too. We understand how loss affects life. And we believe everyone deserves to have support after a death so they can find hope and healing.


How could the Agrace Grief Support Center help me?

No two people feel grief in the same way, even if they have both lost the same person. Agrace’s kind, professional staff are here to help you share your unique experiences, find comfort and learn how to move ahead in your day-to-day life as you grieve.

Anyone is welcome to come to the Agrace Grief Support Center for guidance and support after loss. You may use our services even if your loved one who died did not have hospice care.

We serve both adults and children, so many of our spaces are designed to help kids feel comfortable. Please watch our brief video tour to see the Center’s spaces and learn about our program for families.


Grief support by text: Agrace offers the option to get grief support through personalized text messages. Sign up for 13 months of our free Help Texts service here





What services are provided at the Grief Support Center?

Our services are listed below. In addition to the programs we offer at the Center, Agrace periodically hosts grief support groups at our offices in Janesville and Baraboo, for the convenience of local residents.

  • Grief support groups for adults, including ongoing groups and multi-week series
  • Family grief support program for adults and school-aged children (5 – 18)
  • Groups for specific situations, such as spouse/partner loss
  • Therapeutic play activities for grieving children
  • One-on-one grief support, on a limited basis
  • Education about living with grief and helping others who are grieving
  • Support at workplaces or schools when there has been a death


Grief Support Center Team

Dana Basch

Community Grief Specialist

Holly Krook Castañeda

Bilingual Community Grief Specialist

Taran Lancaster

Community Grief Specialist

Jessie Shiveler

Community Grief Center Manager


Common Questions about the Grief Support Center

Here are answers to the questions we hear most often. If you have other questions, please call us  (608) 327-7110.


Where is the Grief Support Center?

We are located at 2906 Marketplace Drive, Fitchburg, about three miles west of Agrace’s inpatient unit and offices. The nearest main intersection is Seminole Highway and McKee Road (PD).

The Center is next to the Badger State bike trail and is about a 15-minute walk from Madison Metro bus line 75, which has a stop near the movie theater on McKee Road.

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Hours of Operation

The Center is open Monday through Friday when there is a scheduled support group or other meeting. Please call or email us to register in advance for a group or individual appointment.


  (608) 327-7110


Submit a Grief Support Center Inquiry

It’s very important to have a short conversation with our staff before you register for a group or make an appointment for grief support. We will answer your questions and connect you with the best type of support to meet your needs.

Complete this form to have someone contact you about upcoming support groups and registration.

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Donations welcome:

The Agrace Grief Support Center is the only one of its kind in southern Wisconsin. Donations will help Agrace fund the ongoing operations of this unique place. To make a tax-deductible donation, use our secure donation form or call  (608) 327-7205.

The Agrace Grief Support Center is often in need of specific materials to provide comfort to grieving children. Items for therapeutic play, art supplies and books, are among the things they often need.

If you’d like to support the Grief Support Center by purchasing an item, we have an Amazon Wish List available here.

Call to talk to an interpreter / Tenemos intérpretes disponibles: (800) 930-2770