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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Community Grief Specialist
Holly Krook Castañeda
Bilingual Community Grief Specialist
Community Grief Specialist
Community Grief Center Manager
Here are answers to the questions we hear most often. If you have other questions, please call us (608) 327-7110.
We are a short-term option for grief support. We offer up to four sessions of individual support for people who are grieving the death of a loved one. Our care is not considered clinical mental health or behavioral therapy.
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 emotional loss, but our focus is to support people who are grieving a death of a person.
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 offer individual grief support in Spanish. You can meet with us in person, by phone or virtually (video chat with your computer or tablet). To ask questions or make an appointment, please call (608) 327-7024.
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.
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.
Only those registered for the group are allowed to attend the group sessions.
If another person brings you to the Grief Support Center, they are welcome to stay in our comfortable waiting area while you attend the session.
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 or email us 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.
Complete this form to have someone contact you about upcoming support groups and registration.
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.
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