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A grief support group is a gathering where you can talk about thoughts and feelings and learn healthy ways to cope after someone has died. You’ll get emotional support from the group leader and from the other participants, who have had a similar loss. Some Agrace groups meet once a week for six weeks. Other groups meet regularly all year long, and you can attend as needed.

Agrace’s grief support groups are open to anyone in the local area who has experienced a loss due to death, even if the person who died was not an Agrace patient.

  • We suggest you wait at least two months after the death before joining a group, except the Bridges group for adults.
  • If you need help deciding which group to join, please call Agrace and talk with a spiritual & grief counselor, or use this form to contact us.
  • Dates and times listed are subject to change. Please confirm them when you register.
  • Most of our groups are held at the Agrace Grief Support Center in Fitchburg, or the Agrace offices in Janesville, Baraboo, Platteville and Rockford.
  • If fewer than six people register for a group, it will be canceled.
  • There is no participation fee for anyone whose family member was served by Agrace or another hospice in the prior 12 months. Fees for others can be lowered or waived, if needed.
 

For Children

Family Grief Support Program

This program is for families with children aged 5 to 18. Children attend with a parent/ guardian, and dinner is shared as a group. Then children participate in therapeutic play and art activities that fit their current needs, while the adults meet as a group. You and your child(ren)may attend as many sessions as needed.

Meets every other week, September through May (during the school year), 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes dinner for all family participants.

Pre-registration is required. To learn about dates and fees, and to register, call Jessie (608) 327-7135 or send an online inquiry at agrace.org/supportgroup.

Agrace is grateful to United Way of Dane County for their partial funding of this program.

Helping Kids Cope with Grief Camp

This free, half-day camp is open to any grieving child aged 5 and up (and their parent/guardian). Children do not need to be local to Baraboo or be related to an Agrace HospiceCare patient.

The camp is Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. – noon, at the Baraboo Civic Center.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Call (608) 327-7118 or send an online inquiry at agrace.org/supportgroup.

 

For Adults

 

Groups by Location

Unless the listing shows a different location, Agrace grief support groups are held at one these locations:

FITCHBURG, WIS.  2906 Marketplace Drive

JANESVILLE, WIS.  2901 N. Wright Road

BARABOO, WIS.   1670 South Boulevard

ROCKFORD, ILL.   7290 Argus Drive

 

 

How do I get started?

Simply call the number below or click the button to send us a brief online form. You can ask which support group would be best for you, or tell us in the comments section which group interests you.

Agrace’s spiritual & grief services staff will contact you to answer your questions and help you register for a support group that meets your needs.

 (608) 327-7118

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