Schedule of Groups, Workshops and Events

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January – March 2020

Memorial Service

Interfaith Memorial Service
February 23  |  2:00pm
First Congregational Church of Des Plaines |  766 Graceland Ave  | Des Plaines
A service for family and friends whose loved ones were served by Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care. All community bereaved who wish to remember their loved ones are welcome. Registration preferred. Please register at 847-653-3141 or MemorialServiceRSVP@RainbowHospice.org.

 

Workshop Series
Our Workshop Series offers a variety of ways to find support and healing for those seeking practical, educational, expressive, and/or spiritual support in addition to, or instead of, individual or group counseling.


“Gifts of Grief” Documentary
Thursday, January 16  |  11:00am-1:00pm
Lutheran Home  |  800 W Oakton St  |  Arlington Heights
Join us for this moving film that details the grief journeys experienced by seven individuals.  Discussion following the film. Registration required; please call 847-653-3141.

 

Love Lives On
Tuesday, February 4  |  6:30pm-8:30pm
Park Ridge Community Church  |  100 Courtland Ave  |  Park Ridge
Love Lives On is an educational and supportive workshop that examines the dynamics of love before and after loss, the balance of grieving and adjusting to a new life, as well as strategies for maintaining connection. Registration required; please call 847-653-3141 to register.

 

Labyrinth Workshop
March 2020 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Date to be determined. Contact 847-653-3141 after January 1, 2020 for date.
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care  |  1550 Bishop Ct  |  Mt. Prospect
Join us for a transformative experience using this ancient symbol for wholeness.

 

Support Groups

Grief Support Group – Joliet
Ongoing, first Thursday of each month.
February 6   | March 5  |  April 2 | 2:00pm-3:30pm
AMITA Health St Joseph Medical Center | Remarkable Room | 333 N Madison St  | Joliet
A support group for adults of any age who have experienced the death of a loved one. The focus will be on supporting each other as well as exploring ways to move through grief and loss. Registration preferred; please call 847-653-3141 for additional information or to register.

 

Young Adult Grief Group
Ongoing, third Monday of each month.
January 20  | February 17  |  March  16 | 6:45pm-8:00pm
AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center | Marian Conference Center | 7435 W Talcott Ave  | Chicago
A monthly support group for young adults (18 to 25 years) who have experienced the death of a loved one. Registration preferred; please call 847-653-3141 for additional information or to register.

 

Spanish Grief Group
Ongoing, third Monday of each month.
January 20  | February 17  |  March 16 | 6:45pm-8:00pm
AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center | Marian Conference Center | 7435 W Talcott Ave  | Chicago
Un grupo de apoyo mensual para personas que hablan español que han perdido a un ser querido.  Por favor contacte a Daisy Vargas al 847-653-3223 para fechas, tiempos, o para más información. Sin cargo, solo se requiere registración. A monthly support group for Spanish speaking bereaved who have lost a loved one. Registration required. Please call Daisy Vargas at 847-653-3223 for dates, times and additional information.

 

Adult Loss of Parent
Wednesdays, March 4 & 18, April 1, 15 & 29, May 13 |  7:00pm-8:30pm
Park Ridge Community Church  |  100 Courtland Ave  |  Park Ridge
A six-session support group for adults who are grieving the loss of a parent. Registration required. Please call 847-653-3141.

 

The Good Mourning Program for Children, Teens, and Families
Ongoing, third Monday of each month.
January 20  | February 17 | March 16  | 6:45pm-8:00pm
Monthly support group for children, teens, young adults and families (including a Spanish-speaking adult group) who have lost a loved one through death.
Preliminary interview required prior to registration. For location and registration, please call 847-653-3140.

 

LGBTQIA and Gender Expansive Support – Grief & Resilience
Every Thursday | 6:00pm-7:30pm
Howard Brown Health Counseling Center | 3948 N Sheridan Road | Chicago
A therapy group designed to help explore loss and resilience in affirming community. Grief and Resilience is an episodic support group focused on creating a safe space for LGBTQIA and Gender Expansive people to come together and explore the challenges of loss. The group focuses on the power of community while exploring resilience and remembering as a way of healing. This is a co-sponsored group with Howard Brown Health Counseling Center. Registration required. Contact Hugh Cole, LCSW/CADC/CGP at 773-572-8364 or HughC@HowardBrown.org.

 

Spousal Loss Groups

Registration is required for all spousal loss groups. Please call to register at 847-653-3141.

Holding onto Hope
January 16  | February 20  |  March 19  | 1:00pm-2:30pm
Central Baptist Village | 4747 N Canfield Ave | Norridge
A monthly support group for persons who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two years.

 

Life After Loss
Tuesdays, January 28, February 11 & 25, March 10 & 24, April 14 |  7:00pm-8:30pm
Park Ridge Community Church  |  100 Courtland Ave  |  Park Ridge
A six-session support group for persons 55 years of age or younger who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two years.

 

Widowed Support Group
Ongoing, second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. January 14 & 28  | February 11 & 25 |  March 10 & 24 |  7:00pm-8:30pm
Park Ridge Community Church  |  100 Courtland Ave  |  Park Ridge
A support group for persons who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two years.

 

Transitions
Ongoing, second Tuesday of each month. January 14  |  February 11 |  March 10  |  7:00pm-8:30pm
Park Ridge Community Church  |  100 Courtland Ave  |  Park Ridge
A monthly support group for persons 55 years of age or younger who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the last two to five years.

 

Spousal Social Groups: Lunch & Dinner Options
Monthly | Times and locations vary
Join us for a mealtime social group for individuals who have experienced the death of a spouse. Everyone pays their own way. These social gatherings are led by Rainbow Widowed Support Services volunteers. Please contact us for more information at 847-653-3141.

 

For more information or to register for a group or workshop,
please call 847-653-3141.