Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms. The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel.
At Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory we provide information for the following grief resources:
Our signature social program for those grieving the loss of a loved one is called Companions on a Journey. The goal of this group is to provide a social outlet to individuals who have lost a loved one in the form of a luncheon and monthly events such as attending music programs, sporting events, and bus trips to name a few. We hope that you will consider joining us on this journey.
Monthly luncheons are held at 11:30 am on the second Wednesday of every month at Bernardi's restaurant, 2137 Washington Road, Washington IL 61571. Reservations are required. To learn more about Companions on a Journey, contact us at 309-745-5999 or 309-699-5999. Also, if you know someone who might enjoy this group, please share this information with them.
A grief support forum for individuals dealing with the death of a loved one, with sections for the death of a child, death of a pet, sudden death, teaching children to cope with death, sibling loss, and anticipatory grief to name a few.
Grieving children often feel isolated because they rarely know anyone their age that has experienced the death of a loved one. Methodist founded Camp Courageous to meet the needs of children who have experienced such a loss. Camp Courageous is a one-day camp that offers both support and fun. Children take part in a wide range of activities, including crafts and horseback riding. Along the way, trained grief counselors help the children as they share their experiences with one another - validating each other's feelings and lessening their sense of isolation. Together, they help heal each other. Camp Courageous is open to children and teens, ages 5 through 18, who have experienced the death of a family member or close friend. The camp is provided as a free service of Methodist Medical Center's Hospice Services. Funding is provided through the Methodist Medical Center Foundation.
For more information, please call the Methodist Medical Center Foundation at (309) 672-5741.
Founded in 1983 by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, the Center for Loss and Life Transition is a private organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of -and compassion for- the complex set of emotions we call grief. Located in the Rocky Mountain foothills on the western edge of Fort Collins, Colorado, the Center for Loss serves its mission through a combination of workshops and publications.
The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief. Please use this site to learn more about grief and the individual needs of the bereaved.
GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Their integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds.
Since 2001, ShareGrief.com has been providing on-line grief support, education and resources via email to the bereaved from all over the world. ShareGrief also offers a message board where people can correspond with one another and seek support from other grievers with similar death experiences.
The NHPCO is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.
When a loved one or friend dies, grieving that loss can take a long time, but you are not alone. Grief Connections is here with support groups, and now daily emails, that provide encouragement and reminders of the recovery process.
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