Grief Support Services – Community Services

Grief Support Services

Community Services

​Willow House strives to advocate for grieving children, teens and families by increasing awareness within a wide variety of community settings. We provide education and crisis intervention support to many schools, community groups, corporations and other local organizations. The goal for reaching our community is to educate and empower those who work with, care for and support grieving individuals. Unfortunately, it is inevitable that death will touch our community. Willow House is here to help you prepare for and respond to this challenging inevitability.

COVID-19 Update
Due to COVID-19, Willow House will be conducting events and support groups both in-person and virtually.  We continue to be available for schools and communities seeking support. For more information, please contact us or learn more about our services during this challenging time. In-person services are subject to change and will follow all CDC guidelines and regulations.

Consultation, Crisis Intervention and Grief Education

Willow House offers a full range of consulting services for those who seek more comprehensive information or support, including:

    • Neighborhood and community gatherings in response to a death or impending death
    • Educational consultation
    • Program and policy development and facilitation
    • In-services and workshops for professionals
    • Provision of resources and educational materials
    • Referrals to other mental health professionals when necessary


Willow House provides consultation and referrals to those supporting and caring for grieving children and families – in their home, workplace, or other community settings – as well as in the therapeutic setting. Our clinical staff maintains an updated referral file of mental health professionals throughout the Chicago area who are experienced working with grieving children, teens and families. The resources serve as referrals for Willow House group members, community members and professionals calling for assistance.

If there is a particular presentation or consultation opportunity you seek from Willow House, please click the button below to fill out a Request for Presentation. Please contact us with any questions or for additional information: (847) 236-9300 or [email protected].


Below are just a few of the community organizations Willow House has collaborated with:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Anshe Emet Synagogue
Barrington Area Community
Barrington Area Council on Aging
Bernie’s Book Bank
Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community
Boys and Girls Club of Lake County
Catholic Charities – Lake County
Catholic Community of Northbrook
CATS Aquatic Team
Chicago FBI Victim Specialist
Chicago Public Schools
Compass Health Center
Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club
Ela Township
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights
Gilda’s Club Chicago
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Troops
Goldman Funeral Group
Gymnastic Studios
Heartlight – Lurie Children’s Hospital

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Illinois Funeral Director’s Association

Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA)
Lake County Cares Foundation
Lake County Health Department
Lincolnshire Academy of Dance
Loyola University
Kids Above All
Mano A Mano Family Resource Center
McHenry County – Mental Health Board
National Alliance for Children’s Grief
National Louis University
Northshore University HealthSystem
Port Clinton Art Festival
Rotary Clubs
Stevenson High School
Temple Chai
The Compassionate Friends
Univ. of Illinois – Jane Adams School of Social Work
Village of Northbrook
Village of Wilmette
Youthbuild Lake County

Join a Support Group

For more information regarding services or if you would like to inquire about joining a group for yourself or family, please call (847) 236-9300, email [email protected] or submit an inquiry below.

So No Child Grieves Alone

Bring hope and healing to youth and families who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling or child. Your donation allows us to continue to offer our services at no cost and to provide education, training and consultation to the schools and other communities seeking to support these families effectively.