Grief Support Services

Grief Support Services

Support Groups

Willow House peer support groups bring together children, teens, young adults and adult family members who are coping with the death of someone a parent, sibling, spouse, or child. These groups provide a place in which the challenges and feelings of the grieving process can be expressed, where our people remembered and honored, and where stories can be shared in a safe and non-judgmental place. Our groups are for children ages 3 to 28 years old. Our Spouse Loss group is best suitable for adults parenting children ages 3 – 28.

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.

Willow House groups are free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers.

Currently, the following group sites are available to Illinois residents. In order to join a group an intake session is required with a clinical staff member. Our support groups run on a school year format from September to May. Over the summer months, June to August, we over a variety of workshops.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
29700 N St. Mary’s Road, Libertyville, IL

Entails Child Loss, Spouse Loss, Young Adult, and Youth support groups

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights
302 Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Entails Child Loss, Spouse Loss, Young Adult, and Youth support groups

Sullivan High School
6631 N Bosworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 

Entails Child Loss, Spouse Loss, Young Adult, and Youth support groups

Willow House
2231 Lakeside Dr, Bannockburn, IL

Open to families with any relationship to the person that died

Ages children in 1st grade to adults

Willow House
2231 Lakeside Dr, Bannockburn, IL

Available to Families and all ages

Meets via Zoom

Family Peer Support Group entails Child Loss, Spouse Loss, Young Adult, and Youth Groups

Join a Support Group

For more information regarding services or if you would like to inquiry 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.