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Find hope and healing when someone you love has died
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 40 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.
You (or your family) may be wrestling with anger, shock, loneliness, sadness, bitterness or worry. Agrace’s experienced, professional staff are here to guide you through complicated emotions. We help you share your experiences, find comfort and work toward healthy survivorship.
You may use our services even if your loved one who died did not have hospice care. If we cannot meet your specific needs here, we offer referrals to therapists who may be able to provide the ongoing care you need.
Anyone is welcome to come to the Agrace Grief Support Center for guidance and support after loss. We serve both adults and children, so many of our spaces are designed to help kids feel comfortable.
Our services are listed below. In addition to the programs we offer at the Center, Agrace hosts grief support groups at our offices in Janesville and Baraboo, for the convenience of local residents.
Services offered at the Grief Support Center:
There is a modest fee for our services, whether you receive them at the Center or at other locations. Fees are paid in advance or at the time of service, and may be waived or lowered if needed. There is no fee if your loved one was served by Agrace or another hospice in the past 12 months.
Here are answers to the questions we hear most often. If you have other questions, please call us (608) 327-7110.
Our program is based on a peer-to-peer model of support, so we do not provide clinical therapy. We do offer up to four sessions of individual support for people who are grieving the death of a loved one.
If a person needs ongoing individual support, we are happy to provide a list of area therapists who may meet your needs.
Yes, you can still use our services, and there are no fees if your loved one/family member died within the past 12 months.
There are many types of significant emotional loss, but our focus is to support people who are grieving a death of a person. For other losses, we can provide a list of community therapists to help meet your needs.
We currently do not offer this exact type of group, but we can help identify area resources that may be able to meet your needs.
We do offer a monthly support group for caregivers of people who are chronically ill; you can find information in the answer to the question below.
We offer a free monthly caregiver support group at the Center. It is for people who are caring for someone with a chronic illness or disability, but are not at the end of life (not in hospice care). There is no need to pre-register.
This group has been paused in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call (608) 669-7352 for an update about when the group will resume meeting.
You can check what’s available in your area through Wisconsin’s Family Caregiver Support Programs at wisconsincaregiver.org or (866) 843-9810.
At this time we do not provide grief support groups in other languages. We can provide individual support through a qualified interpreter, either in person or over the phone.
Yes, you can still use our services for a small fee, which can be lowered or waived if necessary. See our fee list.
Our programs are only for children aged 5 or older. We are happy to connect you with resources for younger children if you ask.
You do not have to attend, but it is highly encouraged. If you do not attend, we require you to stay in the building during the Family Program for liability and security reasons.
Those registered for the group are allowed to attend the group sessions.
If not having transportation prevents you from receiving grief support, please tell us.
We’d love to give you a tour of the Center. Please call ahead at (608) 327-7110 to schedule a time.
Yes, it may. Please call the Grief Support Center at (608) 327-7110 to check for weather cancellations.
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.Get Directions
The Center is open Monday through Friday when there is a scheduled support group or other meeting. Please call to register in advance for a group or individual appointment.
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.
If you have used the Agrace Grief Support Center, we’d love your feedback. Please take a moment to complete this online survey to help us learn ways we can improve our services.