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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


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
    jennifer.fredriksen@thedacare.org

SUPPORT RESOURCES FOR A SUICIDE

S.O.S Hotline

    Survivors of Suicide Hotline for those who wish to talk or ask questions regarding suicide, how to cope and/or about the grief that is associated with suicide.

    Crisis Intervention 1-877-989-0010

S.O.S. Support Group

Support group where families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide can share their feelings and learn how to cope with their loss.
    Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Memorial Presbyterian Church library
    803 E. College Ave. Appleton, WI
    Bi- monthly newsletter No fee
    Micki Holly (920) 739-1231 (Wichmann Funeral Home)
    OR
    Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Old 1st National Bank
    404 N. Main St. basement (enter building from the front door.)
    Gretchen Koch (920) 361-2502 LPC, MSE, NCC, Grief & Loss counselor

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. Thought th eexperience of grief is not limited to men alone, there are stometimes 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


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