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Support Group Directory

Support Group Directory

"Death ends a life, not a relationship" - Jack Lemmon

Please click on the type of grief listed below to find the appropriate resources:

General Adult Grief Support
Men's Grief
Women's Grief
Widow, Widower, Partner Grief
Children and Teen Grief
Parents Grief
Sudden, Traumatic Death Grief (Suicide, overdose, homicide)
Other Resources (including counselors and web site links)
Grief Websites


General Adult Grief Support

GROUPS LISTED BY LOCATION in alphabetical order in this section...
NOTE: Please call groups before attending

Hope In The Midst of Grief
Offered 2x a year at various locations...Call John at St. John Vianney, Brookfield, for dates, times and locations 262-796-3944 ext.1119

Understanding Your Grief...The Journey of Grief
Cross Lutheran Church, 126 Chapel Terrace, Burlington
Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm...Sponsored by the Daniels Family Funeral Homes...Contact 262-763-3434

Healing Grief
St. Luke's South Shore, 5900 South Lake Drive, Cudahy
1st Tuesday, 6:00-7:30pm, contact Patti at 414-489-4137

Adult Bereavement Support Group
St. Alphonsus, 5960 W. Loomis Rd., Greendale
1st & 3rd Thurs., 10-11:30am, 414-421-2442 or Kathy 414-421-3796

Path of Hope Bereavement Group
St. Killian Catholic Church, 428 Forest St., Hartford
4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, 262-673-4831

Mercy Hospice Grief Care   Mercy Clinic North, N2950 State Road 67, Lake Geneva 2nd Tuesday, 6pm, for info 888-396-3729 

Mercy Hospice Grief Care Mercy Walworth Hospital, Lower Conference Room, N2950 Wisconsin 67, Lake Geneva 3rd Tuesdays, 6pm...for info 888-396-3729

Heartland Hospice Grief Support Offerings
Monthly grief support group and other grief support opportunities. For more information contact 414-944-2000 and ask for Bereavement Support Services. Offerings are held at 1233 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 100, Milwaukee

Grief Support Group
3rd Wednesday of the month, 3:00-4:30pm
Multicultural Community Center, 5161 N. Hopkins, Milwaukee
Contact Mary at 414-527-1010

Horizon Grief Resource Center
To receive a complete listing of the support group schedule please contact 414-586-8383 or go to www.horizonhch.com/griefcenter ...Milwaukee

‘San Camillo’ Support Group
10200 W. Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee.  2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm. With Patrick Dean (no need to call)

‘San Camillo’ Grief Education
10200 W. Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee.  1st Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm and repeated 6:30-8:00pm. With Patrick Dean (no need to call).Look under Grief Seminar link for list of topics and dates. 

Companions on the Journey
Holy Apostles School Library, 3875 S. 159th Street, New Berlin
2nd Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm
Contact Donna 262-786-6172 or Jan 414-378-1977

Good Mourning Coffee Break
Life Enrichment Center, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc
2nd Monday, 10-11:30am...Contact Michele 262-548-9148

A Time For Support
AngelsGrace Hospice, W359 N7430 Brown Street, Oconomowoc
Every Wednesday, 2-3pm (in the chapel)...Contact Adam 262-468-0115

Grief and Loss Support Gathering
Galilee Lutheran Church, N24 W26430 Crestview Dr., Pewaukee
3rd Tuesday every other month...6:30pm...Contact Barb 262-691-2380

Grieving Support Group
Lighthouse Counseling Services, 325 Forest Grove Dr., Suite 201, Pewaukee
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm...Contact Jane at 262-901-5304

Grief Support Group
St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6400 Spring Street, Racine
1st Tuesday of the month, 5:30pm AND 2nd Tuesday, 1:00pm
Contact Colleen or Sue at 262-886-0530

Grief Support Group
St. Lucy Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., Racine
3rd Monday of the month, 5:30pm in the large conference room
Contact Diane at 262-554-1801

St. Mary's Grief Support
Parish center at St. Mary's (225 S. Hartwell Ave.), Waukesha.1st Thursday, 6:30-8pm,
Contact Marguerite, 262-547-6555 x302 or e-mail mthompson@stmarywauk.org 

St. William's Grief Support
Vercelli House at St. William's, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha
For dates and times contact Cindy Bergland, 262-547-2763 x213 or e-mail berglandc@tds.net

Drop-In Grief Support Group Zilber Family Hospice, 1155 Honey Creek Parkway, Wauwatosa Thursdays 2-3pm, Contact Jocelynn at 414-615-5900

Healing Grief Support Programs with VITAS
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 2675 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 500, Wauwatosa
Support groups are conducted at various times and days...For more information and to register, or to receive info about other VITAS grief support programs call Jo Ann at 414-454-3118.

Living Through Loss- Aurora West Allis Medical Center...8901 W. Lincoln Ave...1st & 3rd Tues., 10-11:30am...Colleen 414-328-7524

 St. Frances Cabrini -1025 S. 7th Ave., West Bend...1st Thurs., 6:30-8:00pm  Mary 262-338-2366

GriefShare

Griefshare is a 13 week grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Griefeshare is faith-based & offered in the following locations:

- Bayview United Methodist Church, 2772 S. Kinnikinnick Ave., Bayview
 - Sundays 2-4pm...For dates call Allan at 414-628-4671

- Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Rd., Brookfield
10:00-Noon OR 6:30-8:30pm Thursdays, Skip 262-544-1026 for dates

- Hales Corners Lutheran Church, 12300 W. Janesville Rd., Hales Corners
5:45-8pm, Mondays, Mary 414-529-6700 for dates

St. Francis.looking for a meeting place, details to follow

- Hope Lutheran, 1115 N. 35th Street, Milwaukee 1-3pm, Tuesdays, Contact Armita 262-309-2526

- Peace Lutheran, 17651 W. Small Rd., New Berlin
Contact 262-679-1441 for dates and times

- Poplar Creek Church,17770 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin 
Call Sandy at 661-332-4400 for dates and times or call the church at 262-782-1777

- Grace Church, 3626 Hwy 31, Racine
Mondays, 6:30-8:30, Contact 262-632-2111

-- Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, Family Services Center, Kenosha
5:30-7:00pm, Wednesdays, 262-658-4101

- Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1941 Madison St., Waukesha
262-547-6720 or Corrine 262-542-8589 for dates and times

- Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp Street, Waukesha
Tuesdays, 6-8pm...Contact Brenda at Brenda@ascensionelca.org or call 262-547-8518

You can also go to the Griefshare website to look up locations:  www.griefshare.org


Men's Grief

Men Journeying Through Grief… For Men Only.   Harwood Place, 8220 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa. Simple supper is provided. 6:00-8:00 pm. February 13, 2018; May 15, 2018; August 14 , 2018; November 13, 2018.  For more information and to register call Tom at 262-786-8560 or email Herb at ppirks@att.net. 

Widower's Group (men only)
3rd Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm
Our Lady of Lourdes, 3722 S. 58th Street, Milwaukee
Call Ken 414-423-0161 or kjb4x4@gmail.com

Men In Grief
St. Luke's Medical Center, 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee
2nd Thursday, 6-8pm
Call 414-769-9380 or 414-423-7139

Men’s Grief Support Gathering
Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Rd., Brookfield, Rm B228
1st Saturday of month, 9-10:30am
Contact Clarence 414-308-6772 or Dave 414-422-1367


Women's Grief

NOTE: Please call groups before attending

Women and Grief Women and Grief is a support group that allows women to share their experiences in confidence, following the death of a loved one.Meets the first Thursday of each month, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Cntr., 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee  Please call Kerry Neusen in the Spiritual Care Department at (414) 649-6567 to register.  

Widows Group Our Lady of Lourdes, 3722 S. 58th Street, Milwaukee. 4th Thurs., 12-2pm, 414-543-8292

MODERN WIDOWS CLUB, A PLACE TO MOVE FORWARD WHILE REACHING BACK. South Central/South Eastern Wisconsin Chapter. Every 2nd Monday of the Month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Location:  Janesville AND East Troy, Wisconsin. Contact Annette for location and time details. Annette Vogel Cox, annette@modernwidowsclub.com 


Widow, Widower, Partner Grief

NOTE: Please call groups before attending

Grieving The Death of a Partner / Spouse
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Cntr., 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
Tuesdays, 8 weeks, offered both 1-3pm and 6:00-8:00pm
call for dates at 414-649-6567 or 414-423-7139

Death of a Spouse/Partner Support Group  Call (414) 586-8383 if you have questions. Thursdays, 12:30--2:00 pm.  Horizon Grief Resource Center, 11400 W Lake Park Drive, Milwaukee WI 53224  This on-going support group is for people whose spouse/partner has died.  This group is free of charge and does not require a commitment to attend a certain number of sessions. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early the first time you attend a support group to fill out the opening paperwork (this must be completed prior to attending group). People who arrive 5 minutes after group begins will not be allowed to enter. 

Second Phase Death of a Spouse/Partner Support Group
Horizon Grief Resource Center, 11400 W. Lake Park Dr., Milwaukee
Thursdays, 10-11:30am...Registration required by contacting Kayla , 414-586-8328

Loss of a Spouse Grief Support Group
Fox River Congregational Church, N34 W23575 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee
1st & 3rd Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm...Contact Jacquie at 414-881-1058

Wisconsin Widows Connected
Ellenbecker Investment Group Education Center, N25W23877 Highfield Court, Suite 200, Pewaukee
3rd Wed., 5:30-7pm, call 262-691-3200

Grief Support for Widows / Widowers
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 725 High Street, Racine
1st Thursday, 2:00pm, June 262-633-4949262-633-4949

Tuesday Morning Coffee:  Once a month coffee klatch for widows and widowers. St. John Neumann, located at 2400 West State Hwy 59, Waukesha. This group is scheduled to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month,at 9:15AM. Any questions please contact Mary Fortier, 262-547-2650.

Young Widow / Widower
Kyle’s Korner, 7106 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm
call 414-777-1585

Young Widow / Widower
Aurora Zilber Family Hospice, 1155 Honey Creek Parkway, Wauwatosa
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6-7:30pm
Call Jocelynn 414-615-5900

Spouse / Partner
Horizon Grief Resource Center, 11400 W. Lake Park Dr., Milwaukee
Thursdays, 12:30-2pm, 414-586-8328


Children, Teen and Young Adult Grief

NOTE: Please call groups before attending

Kyle's Korner
Teens and Family Grief Support
7106 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, 414-777-1585

Child and Family Grief Support
7106 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
1st and 3rd Mon. & Thurs., 6-7:30pm,
2nd and 4th Tues. & Wed., 6-7:30pm
call 414-777-1585

My Good Mourning Place
4005 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
For children ages 5-18...Pre-registration is required...
Latino families welcome...Call Connie at 414-719-5385

Healing Hearts...of Waukesha County, Inc.
12 week program for children ages 4-18 and the adults who care about them...Spanish speaking families are welcome...Monday evenings, 6:00-7:30pm...Held at First United Methodist Church in Waukesha...For more information, program dates and to register call Melissa at
262-751-0874 or visit www.healingheartsofwaukeshaco.org

MargaretAnn's Program
420 7th Street, Racine
Ages 3-18 and parents/caregivers...Registration required
First Thursday of the month...For more info and to register call 262-634-2391

Kids Care
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Cntr., 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
ages 5-12, four week session, call Sue 414-649-6634 for dates and times

Camp Heartland
1845 N. Farwell Ave., Ste 310, Milwaukee...414-272-1118 or www.campheartland.org

Camp Hope
www.camphopeforkids.org 715-341-0076


Parents Grief (loss of a child at any age)

NOTE: Please call groups before attending

Compassionate Friends
A national parent grief support program with the following local chapters: www.compassionatefriends.org “You Need Not Walk Alone!”

-Milwaukee County

8580 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, Bob 262-321-9242 or docbob94@gmail.com, 3rd Tues., 6:30-8pm

2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa Wisconsin 53226 (MAYFAIR MALL, Conference room G150). 2nd Tues. 7:00 pm.  Brenda or Johnin: (317)-224-8417

-Ozaukee County
Columbia St. Mary's Medical Center, Grafton, 3rd Tues., 6:45pm,
Cory 262-376-1724

-Racine County
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints Medical Center, 3801 Spring St., Lower Level, Racine,
Last Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00pm, Diane 262-895-4888

-Waukesha County
Salem United Methodist Church, 541 Hwy 59, Waukesha,
4th Mon., 7pm, call Karen 262-470-5843

Children's Health Alliance
The Infant Death Center, a program of the Children's Health Alliance, offers a variety of grief support resources for parents...The Infant Death Center is located at 6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 111, West Allis, 53214 and Meg can be contacted at 414-337-4571...For more grief resources and a directory of infant loss support contacts throughout Wisconsin go to http://chawisconsin.org/grief

Infant Loss Support Group
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, in the Children's Corporate Center, Suite 255, Milwaukee
4th Monday of the month, 6:30-8pm
Contact Nichole at 414-266-2995 or e-mail NSchwerman@chw.org

Child Loss Support Group (for parents whose child was age 2 and up)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, in the Children's Corporate Center, Suite 255, Milwaukee
3ed Monday of the month, 6:30-8pm
Contact Nichole at 414-266-2995 or e-mail NSchwerman@chw.org

Infant Loss Support Group
Aurora West Allis Medical Center, 8901 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis
1st Wed., 7-8:30pm, Aurora Women’s Pavilion
Machelle 414-329-5908

Resolve Through Sharing
A support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or a newborn death. RTS meets at the following hospitals:


Sudden, Traumatic Death Grief  (overdose, suicide, homicide)

NOTE: Please call groups before attending

Overdose

Healing After the Loss of a Loved One Due to Addiction.  The 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Aurora West Allis Medical Center8901 W. Lincoln West Allis, WI 53227  A grief support group for survivors of a passing of a loved one due to addiction or drug related deaths. This group provides a supportive environment that fosters healing, hope, and recovery with consideration of the unique circumstances of a substance use passing of a loved one.  REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. FREE.  For mature adolescents and adults only.

Families Who Lost Loved Ones to Overdose Grief Support Group.  Monday  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sessions are free. Space is limited to twelve people. call Jeff at (414) 232 1178 to register. Southside Church, 1933 W. Grange Ave. Milwaukee, WI

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Abuse Passing) www.grasphelp.org For immediate family members who experienced a drug abuse death of a loved one (son, daughter, spouse, parent, brother, sister, grandparent) Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm, 11514 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon Call 262-339-9898

Suicide

Survivors of Suicide offers grief support for adults who have lost a relative or friend to suicide:

Rogers Memorial Hospital, 34700 Valley Rd., Oconomowoc 53066. Ongoing participation. Contact: Michelle Seering, 262-646-1111

Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 725 American Ave., Waukesha 53188. Ongoing participation. Contact: Jill Collins, 262-970-9738.

Piaseki Althaus Family Service Center, 2002 52nd Street, Kenosha.  2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Contact Debbie for times and more info at 262-605-6722 or Debbie.rueber@kenoshacounty.org

Survivors Helping Survivors:  Survivors Helping Survivors is open to all family members and friends of a loved one who has died by suicide. 414-336-7970, with questions

-Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Cntr., 2901 W. Kinnic kinnic River Pky., Milwaukee
2nd Tues., 6:30-9pm, DeeDee 414-732-7237

-Tri-City National Bank, 4295 W. Bradley Rd., Milwaukee. 1st Thurs., 6:30-8:30pm, 262-241-4563.Joan, 414-545-8786 or MHA, 414-276-3122

-NAMI Waukesha, 217 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300, Waukesha 53186. 2nd Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm.  For additional information: Mary Madden at NAMI (262) 524-8886

- North Shore Library, 6800 North Port Washington Rd., Glendale. 3rd Wed., 6-8pm, Ellen 414-963-1425

Special Circumstance Grief Group
Kyle’s Korner, 7106 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, 414-777-1585

Homicide

Many Faces of Grief (grief support for victims of homicide)
Salvation Army, 4129 W. Villard Ave., Milwaukee
3rd Saturdays, 1-3:00pm, 414-748-5433

Loss Due to Homicide/Sudden Death
Career Youth Development, 2601 N. Martin Luther King Dr., Milwaukee
Thurs., 6-8:30pm, Sterlon 414-264-6888 ext.242

POMC - Parents of Murdered Children & Other Survivors
Contact Barb or Frank at 262-250-7662


Other Resources

Local Churches

Don’t forget the local church, synagogue, or mosque. Many faith traditions offer grief support services and memorial services during the course of the year. Pastors, priests, rabbis, lay ministers, Stephen and Be-Friender Ministries, and Care Ministry may be of comfort in helping to assist with the process of bereavement.

Professional Grief Counseling

While the experience of loss, anger, and sadness is a necessary part of grief work, it can be difficult for some to do without professional support. Professional counselors play an important role in facilitating healthy grieving and observing signs of complicated grief that can lead to major depression. Some short and long term counseling resources include (Sorted by Location):

There are many more qualified, competent, and compassionate counselors in the Metro area. For more referrals contact your clergy, health care provider, a trusted friend, or funeral home. Or go to www.adec.org and click on ‘find a thanatologist’.


Grief Support Blog

Horizon Grief Resource Center Blog http://griefresourcecenter.wordpress.com/


Locations and Quick Links

 

Brookfield (Central Office)
1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI 53005
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West Allis
7626 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214
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Waukesha/Pewaukee
380 Bluemound Road, Waukesha, WI 53188
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Milwaukee Northwest
1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI 53005
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New Berlin
15250 W. National Ave. New Berlin 53151
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Cudahy
3774 E. Underwood Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110
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