Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center*
122 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 922-7474 ext 310
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
Hands Together, Hearts to Art*
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605
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
Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter*
2050 Claire Court
Glenview, IL 60025
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
Students of AMF at The University of Illinois at Chicago
National Students of AMF Support Network
900 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Rainbows For All Children*
1007 Church Street, Suite 408
Evanston, IL 60201
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
Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation*
7820 Graphics Dr. Suite 106
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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.
Chicago, IL 60637
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.
302 Saunders Road, Suite 200
Riverwoods, IL 60015
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
BraveHeart Youth & Family Loss Group
Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care
3420 Vollmer Road
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Methodist Medical Center - Hospice Services
221 NE Glen Oak
Peoria, IL 61636-0002
Camp Kangaroo Children's Grief Camp
No charge children's grief camp - occurs annually.
Center for Grief Recovery: Institute for Creativity
1263 W. Loyola, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60626
131 N County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Fox Valley Hands of Hope
200 Whitfield Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
Good Mourning Program at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care
1550 Bishop Court
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition848 Dodge Avenue, Suite 231Evanston, Illinois 60202844-944-7722 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
Lurie Childrens Hospital
225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois
405 Lake Zurich Road
Barrington, IL 60010
4415 W. Harrison Street, Suite 403
Hillside, IL 60162
Hearts & The Arts
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
580 Waters Edge, Suite 100
Lombard, IL 60148
Institute for Juvenile Research
907 S. Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60612
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.
Five 157 Center
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Kid's Time Grief Support Group
St. Elizabeth's Hospital
211 S. Third Street
Belleville, IL 62222-1998
Lakeview Psychology Group1300 W. Belmont Ave suite 10Chicago, Illinois 60074773-349-2466 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 Loss1020 Milwaukee Ave. Suite 1020Deerfield, IL 60015847-947-8074or518 Davis St.Evanston, IL 60201847-492-1516http://www.tulipsforlauri.org
Project GG: Good Grief
Hospice Angels Foundation, Inc.
Participating Cities: Chicago, Elgin & Muncie
Provides a comfort package to bereaved children or children facing the death-related loss of a loved one.
(* NAGC Member)