Grief Support: You are Never Alone
While no one can fully understand the grief you feel in your heart, the support of others who have experienced a loss can be a comfort in your time of sorrow. Connect with others for one-time events or ongoing support for you or your children with one of the welcoming, understanding groups listed below.
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face the challenges of loss and move toward rebuilding your life. The 13-week program supported by Piasecki-Althaus will run for the 5th year in 2017.
2017 GriefShare Session Dates:
Sessions are held each Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
First 13 Week Session: Begins March 8, 2017 and runs through May 31, 2017.
Second 13 Week Session: Begins August 2, 2017 and runs through October 25, 2017.
GriefShare takes place at the Piasecki-Althaus Family Services Center located at 2002 52nd Street in Kenosha. New members registration fee of $20.00 includes workbook. For returning members who have a workbook, the registration fee is only $10.00. Sessions are facilitated by certified grief coach Pastor Charlie Hansen and assisted by Anne Wasilevich. For more information, please call the funeral home at 262-658-4101 or contact via email.
Free Event: Holiday GriefShare
A special one-time program will be held in November 2017. This event will focus on handling the holidays with a loss no matter how long it’s been. It takes place in the Piasecki-Althaus Family Services Center located at 2002 52nd Street in Kenosha. Facilitated by certified grief coach Pastor Charlie Hansen. Please register by contacting Anne at 262-658-4101 or via email.
Hospice Alliance, Inc. Social Support Group
A Social Support group meets monthly for lunch and informal conversation. Contact the bereavement department for times and locations. Visit Hospice Alliance, Inc. for more information.
The Compassionate Friends, Racine Chapter
A mutual self-help group welcoming all bereaved parents, no matter their child’s age, religion or cause of death meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. Wheaton Franciscan (All Saints), 3801 Spring St., Racine, WI 53405, lower level. Contact Peg Rousar-Thompson for more information at 262-598-0834 or via email.
A Gathering of Angels
Supportive mothers who have lost an infant or young child due to stillbirth, miscarriage, accident or illness find creative outlets for grief through personal expression and community activities. For more information contact Ann Colwell at 262-639-3099 or Peg Rousar-Thompson at 262-598-0834.
Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin Hospice
The Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin Hospice has a six-week “Coping With Grief” series that meets at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. Start dates are staggered throughout the year. They also offer a variety of support groups, including a men’s breakfast grief support group. For more information, please contact Harry Carlson at 262-249-5860.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
A survivor of suicide is a family member or friend of a person who died by suicide. Kenosha County offers a support group for survivors of suicide held at the Piasecki Althaus Family Service Center, 2002 52nd Street, Kenosha, WI on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2017 meeting dates:
February 28th; March 14th & 28th; April 11th & 25th and May 9th
Contact Debbie at 262-605-6722 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org