Schedule of Groups, Workshops and Events

Due to precautions that have been put in place because of Covid19, some programs have been postponed. Before attending, please check program status by calling the Bereavement Intake line, 847-653-3141.

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April – June 2020

Memorial Service

Interfaith Memorial Service
Sunday, June 28  |  3:00pm
Location to be determined. Call 847-653-3141 or see RainbowHospice.org after April 30th.
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 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.

Love Lives On
Tuesday, April 7  |  6:30pm-8:30pm  Postponed.
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.

Remembering Mom
Saturday, May 9  |  9:30am-1:30pm
Edison Park Lutheran Church  |  6626 N. Oliphant  |  Chicago
Remembering Mom is a Mother’s Day workshop for adults of all ages whose mothers died at any point in their lives. Come to share memories and explore ways to maintain an enduring connection. Lunch will be provided. Registration required; please call 847-653-3141 to register.

Memory Pillow Workshop
Saturday, May 30  |  9:00am-1:00pm
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care  |  1550 Bishop Ct  |  Mount Prospect
With the assistance of Rainbow Hospice volunteer sewers, you will create a memory pillow to celebrate the life of your loved one. This pillow will include a pocket for holding special mementos.
Registration required. Please call Monika Kopec at 847-653-3175 or Monika.Kopec@amitahealth.org

 

Support Groups

Young Adult Grief Group
Ongoing, third Monday of each month. May 18  | June 15 |  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.  May/mayo 18 | June/junio 15 | 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 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 additional information.

The Good Mourning Program for Children, Teens, and Families
Ongoing, third Monday of each month. May 18  |  June 15  | 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.

Adult Loss of Parent
Wednesdays, April through June. | 7:00pm-8:30pm | Dates to be determined.
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.

LGBTQIA and Gender Expansive Support – Grief & Resilience
Second and fourth Thursdays. | 6:00pm-7:30pm|  Please visit the Howard Brown Counseling Center website to confirm meeting dates. |  https://howardbrown.org/clinic_location/counseling-center
Howard Brown Health Counseling Center | 3948 N Sheridan Road | Chicago
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. This is co-sponsored 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
Ongoing, third Thursday of each month.  April 16  |  May  21 |  June 18 |  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, June 9 & 23, July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25 |  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. April 14 & 28  |   May 12 & 26  |   June 9 & 23 | 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. April 14  |  May 12 |  June 9  |  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. Note: please call 847-653-3141 to find out when the next mealtime group will meet again.

Due to precautions that have been put in place because of Covid19, some programs have been postponed.
Before attending, please check program status by calling
the Bereavement Intake line, 847-653-3141.