Programs in Illinois

Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center*
122 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 922-7474 ext 310
http://www.barrharris.org
Services offered: Individual therapy for children who have had a loss from death divorce and abandonment. Consultation, workshops and presentations.

Buddy's Place of Pillars*
1023 Burlington Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 995-3750
http://www.pillarscommunity.org

Hands Together, Hearts to Art*
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2353

http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/creative-engagement/kids-family-programs/hands-together-heart-to-art-camp/

This unique camp brings together children between the ages of 7 and 14 who have experienced the death of a parent to experience and celebrate the healing power of creative play.

Heartlinks Grief Center*
5110 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226
(618) 277-1800
http://www.myheartlinks.com

Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter*   
2050 Claire Court       
Glenview, IL  60025   
(847) 467-7423
http://www.carecenter.org

National Students of AMF Support Network* 
National Students of AMF (supporting one another and Actively Moving Forward)  connects and empowers college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one to support one another.

Students of AMF at Northwestern University
National Students of AMF Support Network 
633 Clark Street                  
Evanston, IL 60208
(919) 803-6728
http://www.studentsofamf.org

Students of AMF at The University of Illinois at Chicago            
National Students of AMF Support Network 
900 W Taylor Street                           
Chicago, IL 60607              
(919) 803-6728
http://www.studentsofamf.org

 

Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center*
4215 Newburg Road
Rockford, IL  61108
(815) 398-0500
http://www.northernillinoishospice.org
Learn more about the Grief Center.

Rainbows For All Children*
1007 Church Street, Suite 408
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 952-1770
http://www.rainbows.org
Rainbows for All Children is a non-profit dedicated to helping today's youth successfully navigate the very difficult grief process and grow after loss.  Rainbows programs serve youth ages 3-18 of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, along with their caregivers.  The curriculum sets are uniquely designed to address the needs of youth who have experienced any type of loss.  The participants work through our lesson plan-utilizing personal journals along with special activities designed to help them understand their loss, resolve their grief, learn coping strategies, and develop better life skills.

Seasons Hospice Foundation*
6400 Shafer Ct. Suite 700
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 692-1000
http://www.seasonsfoundation.org

Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation*
7820 Graphics Dr. Suite 106
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Tel: 708-885-3900
http://www.sadfund.org/
Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides support and assistance to children ages 7-17 whose parent, legal guardian, or sibling fell victim to homicide. Through our bereavement camp and our college scholarship program, we believe that we can transform a child's tragedy into a bright future.

SLAP'D*  
Chicago, IL 60637       
http://www.slapd.com/
The purpose of SLAP'D is to connect teens online who have lost a parent, remind them that they are not alone, and to provide hope for the future, no matter how cliché that sentiment may sound. The three main components of SLAP'D work together to provide a space for teens to connect with their emotions and with those of others who have been in similar situations. These include a discussion forum, articles and interviews from experts and teens, and a personalized scrapbook where users can develop a memorial for their parent.

Willow House*
302 Saunders Road, Suite 200
Riverwoods, IL 60015
(847) 236-9300
http://willowhouse.org
Willow House is recognized as a leader in the field locally and nationally, serving the needs of grieving children and families in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. Peer support group services have expanded to four locations, including Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville and Riverwoods with plans to expand to additional sites in the future. 

Adventist St. Thomas Hospice
Tommy's Kids & Tommy's Kids Summer Camp
119 East Ogden Avenue, Suite 111
Hinsdale, IL  60521
(630) 856-6985
www.asthospice.org

BraveHeart Youth & Family Loss Group
Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care
3420 Vollmer Road
Olympia Fields, IL  60461
(708) 283-8150
http://horizonhospice.org

Camp Courageous
Methodist Medical Center - Hospice Services
221 NE Glen Oak
Peoria, IL 61636-0002
(309) 672-5746
http://www.mymethodist.net

Camp Kangaroo Children's Grief Camp
(847) 759-9449
No charge children's grief camp - occurs annually.

Center for Grief Recovery:  Institute for Creativity
1263 W. Loyola, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 274-4600
www.griefcounselor.org

Family Matters
Wellness House
131 N County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 654-5107
http://www.wellnesshouse.org

Fox Valley Hands of Hope
200 Whitfield Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-2233
http://www.fvhh.org

Good Mourning Program at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care
1550 Bishop Court 
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 685-9900
http://www.rainbowhospice.org/grief_and_loss/good_mourning/

Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition

848 Dodge Avenue, Suite 231
Evanston, Illinois 60202
844-944-7722
gippcc.org

GIPPCC is dedicated to improving the availability of and access to quality palliative care and bereavement services for Illinois children and their families

The Heart Connection:  Pastoral Care Department
2800 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
(708) 229-5480

Heartlight
Lurie Childrens Hospital
225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312)227-3930
http://www.luriechildrens.org

Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois
405 Lake Zurich Road
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-5599
www.hospiceanswers.org

Heartland Hospice/Hillside
4415 W. Harrison Street, Suite 403
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 234-2800

Hearts & The Arts
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
580 Waters Edge, Suite 100
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 495-8484

Institute for Juvenile Research
907 S. Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 996-0004

Kids Bereavement

Kid's Bereavement is a free, 10 week series of peer support groups for children ages 4-12 who have experienced the cancer-related death of a family member or friend. The group focuses on coping and expressing difficult feelings. A one-time Parent Orientation is required.


Kids Clubhouse
Five 157 Center
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 656-1600

Kid's Time Grief Support Group
St. Elizabeth's Hospital
211 S. Third Street
Belleville, IL 62222-1998
(618) 234-2120
http://steliz.org

Lakeview Psychology Group

1300 W. Belmont Ave suite 10
Chicago, Illinois 60074
773-349-2466
http://www.lakeviewpsychology.com

Lakeview Psychology Group offers individual and group therapy for children and adolescents dealing with bereavement, preparing to lose a family member to terminal illness, and non-death related losses. Dr. Trauthwein coordinates these services and is certified in Thanatology through The Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie S. Bauer Foundation For Sudden Loss

1020 Milwaukee Ave. Suite 1020
Deerfield, IL 60015
847-947-8074
or
518 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-492-1516
http://www.tulipsforlauri.org

Project GG: Good Grief
Hospice Angels Foundation, Inc.
Participating Cities: Chicago, Elgin & Muncie
Illinois
(989)891-2231
http://hospiceangels.org/how-we-help/project-gg/
Provides a comfort package to bereaved children or children facing the death-related loss of a loved one.


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