Resources

The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need. The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey. If you’re still having trouble locating helpful information or finding what you need, contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.

 

GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS:

 

Grief Support Group

Group discussions focus on the events of the death, related feelings, coping skills, validation and support for group members. Non and denominational support group. Meets from 7:00 - 8:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Meetings held at St. Jude the Apostle (1025 W 5th Ave) contact Linda Hillary at (920) 235-6002.

 

A Time to Mourn Grief Support Group

Support group for adults who have lost an adult loved one and are actively grieving. Meetings are held in the Fox Cities 3 times a year for 6 consecutive weeks. Sessions are held February - March, April - May, and September - October. Pre registration is preferred.

Any questions, please call:

Chaplain Cathie Vander Velden
(920) 232-5274

Sponsored by Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh and Affinity Health Systems
(920) 235-4653

 

Grief Gatherings at Mercy Medical Center

A six week experience of support and healing

Tuesday nights - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Passport 55 Office (between chapel and main entrance)

Contact Spiritual Services to find out dates

Interfaith, non-religious, all are welcome (staff, patients, family)

Please RSVP or contact Chaplain Nathan Bettger for more information; 920-223-0122

Gatherings will happen quarterly for six weeks at a time

 

Unity Hospice Bereavement Group

916 Willard Dr. Green Bay, WI 920-494-0225

 

Grief Support with Affinity Visiting Nurses - Hospice - Affinity Resources

Affinity Visiting Nurses - Hospice offers grief support services for adults grieving the loss of a loved one. Groups are facilitated by hospice staff and trained volunteers. All groups are free of charge and open to all, regardless of their previous involvement with hospice.

Grief Support Group in Oshkosh
Meets the first Tuesday and third Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm at the Oshkosh Senior Center, 200 N. Campbell Road in Oshkosh. No pre-registration is required.

Grief Support Group in Appleton
Metts the first Tuesday of every month, 2:30 pm at the Thompson Community Center, 820 West College Avenue in Appleton, no pre-registration is required.

Please contact our office to learn more about these and other grief support opportunities. (920) 727-2000 or toll free (866) 236-8500

 

SUPPORT FOR THE DEATH OF A CHILD:

 

The Compassionate Friends

Self help/ peer support group for parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age. 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 PM

St. Agnes Hospital
Jim & Kathy Hackbarth (920) 922-4969
National office (877) 989-0010

OR

1st Monday of every month At 7:00 PM
St. Peter Catholic Church (435 High Ave. Oshkosh) Fireside room 231-9782

 

Family and Children's Service Society

Counseling services/ bereavement support for families and individuals who have lost an infant, newborn, also neonatal deaths, miscarriage, stillbirth, and SIDS:

36 Broad St. Oshkosh, WI
(920) 235-1002

 

R.T.S. Bereavement

Support group for parents of miscarriage loss, stillbirth, newborn, or infant deaths.

Fond du Lac (920) 922-2300
3rd Monday of each month at St. Agnes Hospital
Neenah (920) 729- 3100 (Theda) (920) 731-4101 (Appleton MC)
1st Wednesday of every month and switching from Appleton
Medical Center & Theda Clark
Jennifer Fredriksen (920) 729-2087
or send us an e-mail

 

SUPPORT FOR A DEATH THROUGH AIDS:

 

AIDS Resources of Central Wisconsin

On going support for those living with AIDS and those affected by AIDS meets every Wednesday in Appleton call for times

103 E. Washington Street
1-800-773-2068 or (920) 773-2068

 

OTHER BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS:

 

Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)

Support group for people whose children or other family member or friend has been murdered.

3rd Sunday of every month call for times
Meriter Hospital Conference room A
Madison, WI
Ruth Wagner (608) 246-8820
Dale & Maggie Gustafson(262) 628-0679

 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Support group and information for those who have lost a child, family member, or a friend through drunk driving.

Winnebago County
8480 Shirley Ct. Winneconne, WI (920) 582-4379
Wisconsin office
2144 W. Spencer St. (P.O. Box 536) Appleton, WI 54912
1-800-799-6233

 

Crisis Intervention and Help Line

365 days a year short term counseling and grief counseling over the telephone. Also resource and referral service for all kinds of help.
(920) 233-7707

 

Oshkosh Public Library

Community Services Directory
Information on agencies and services in Oshkosh and surrounding area.
Call for information. (920) 236-5200

 

Men Journeying Through Grief

A unique support opportunity for men only. Though the experience of grief is not limited to men alone, there are sometimes differences in the way men and women express and process their grief. Messages from our culture and the ways men have been raised can be obstacles to journeying through grief.

Please join us for a home-cooked meal followed by sharing of grief information and support resources. The first Wednesday of every month, 6-8 pm at the Affinity Visiting Nurses Office. Pre-registration is not required.

All evenings will be held at:
Affinity Visiting Nurses Office
816 West Winneconne Avenue
Neenah WI (In the Fox Point Strip Mall)

Please contact our office to learn more about these and other grief support opportunities. 920-727-2000 or toll free (866) 236-8500

 


Grief Share

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

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Web Healing

Web Healing, the internet’s first interactive grief website, has served the bereaved on the net since 1995. It offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues related to grief and healing or browse recommended grief books. The site’s originator, Tom Golden, LCSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.

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The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

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AARP

For more than fifty years, AARP has been serving its members and society and creating positive social change. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. Here you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end of life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.

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