Bereavement Support

We have listed several local grief support programs that may be of help to you. For further information, please contact any of the support groups that meet your needs. You may also call upon us at any time for further assistance.


Benchmark Psychiatric Services, Ltd. (1-800-461-9533)

11231 Distinctive Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467

Individual counseling services, accepts many insurance programs and also assists with filing of insurance forms.


Little Company of Mary Hospital (708-229-5484)

2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Living: When A Loved One Has Died 

Six weekly sessions/ Spring and Fall Wednesdays: 7:30pm to 9:30 pm

Coordinators: Meghan Llanes, LCSW & Peg Schneider, Chaplain


Little Company of Mary Hospice (708-229-6947)

Chicago Ridge Public Library

10400 S. Oxford, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

Bereavement Support/Early Stages/Grief

Six weekly Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Coordinator: Patricia Schmiedl, LCSW


Palos Community Hospital (708-923-4840)

12251 S. 80th Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463

Bereavement Support Group

Six weekly sessions/Spring and Fall 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Contact; Social Service Department/Pastoral Care


Palos Community Hospice Support (630-257-1111)

Locations: Palos Heights and Orland Park

Grief Support Groups

Various support groups/ day and evening

Contact: Marge Laphen


St. Thomas Hospice (630-856-6988)

119 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 120 Hinsdale, IL 60521

Grief Support Groups

Mondays: 9:30am and 7:00pm (Specific Loss Groups, check for dates)

Contact: Jill Hinrichs


St. Michael Parish (708-873-4635)

14327 S. Highland Ave., Orland Park, IL 60462

How To Go On When A Loved One Dies

Four weeks/ Spring and Fall, On going-2nd and 4th Tuesday 7:00pm

Contact: Sr. Marietta Umlor, CSC


Advocate Christ Hospital (708-423-0471)

St. Paul Luthean Church

4460 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Sharing The Journey/Walking Through Grief

Third Monday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Contact: Martha Tressler


Northwestern Memorial Hospital (312-926-4600)

Chicago, IL

Grief Support Groups and Counseling

Contact: Pamela r. Palmentera, LCSW


Homewood Cancer Center (708-798-9171)

2028 Elm Rd., Homewood, IL 60430

Grief Support Groups and Couseling (for those whose loved one had cancer)

Contact: Judy Themer


Horizon Hospice (708-283-8150)

Olympia Fields, IL

Grief Support Group and Counseling

Call for dates, location and time

Contact: Therese Parrish


Loyola University Medical Center (708-216-1646)

2160 First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153

Grief Support Groups (many specific to loss)

Contact: Nancy Kiel


Advocate Hospice (630-963-6800)

1441 Branding Lane, Suite 200, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Grief Support Groups (specific to loss)

Held at various locations, call for dates

Contact: Penelope Gabriele and Joe Masbaum


Heartland Hospice (815-469-7100)

Grief Support Groups

Call for dates

Contact: Beverly Raatjes


LOSS: Loving Out Reach To Survivors of Suicide (312-655-7283)

Adult support group

Call for dates and locations


Parents Of Murdered Children

Little Company Of Mary Hospital

2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Tower Building-6th Floor Room C

First Thursday of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Contact: Pat & Melvin Nichols (773-660-9659) or Maria Ramirez (773-847-1613)


Compassionate Friends, Inc. Loss of Child/Any age

Little Company of Mary Hospital

2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Tower Building-8th Floor Solarium

Third Sunday of the month, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Contact: Richalena Taylor (708-728-6840)