Grief and Loss Resources
for Children and Teens,
Military family resources
grief and anxiety, inpatient/outpatient and web-based assistance programs.
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
management, couples communications, parent-child communications, grief and loss,
financial management, anxiety, self-esteem, loneliness and critical life decisions.
www.militaryonesource.com or call 1-800-342-9647
heroes through comprehensive services including peer based emotional support, case work
assistance, crisis intervention and grief and trauma resources.
a free bereavement camp designed for children and teens ages 6 to 17.
815-398-0500 or www.rockford.grief
solving counseling services. 1-800-327-2133
military life and culture. Includes resources for deployment-related stressors such as parental
separation, family reunification and reintegration as well as children experiencing the trauma
of welcoming home a parent who returns with a combat injury or illness, or of facing a parent’s
death. http://nctsnet.org/ or 310-235-2633 NCTSN online resources:
program addressing children’s grief and loss using dance, theater and song as a means to help
children grow reflect and heal: 312-822-0660, www.varietyclub26.org.index.html or email@example.com
individuals and families at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Evanston, Highland Park and
Winnetka campuses. Blog descriptions at www.follow thewall.org or email Katherine
Dillingham at firstname.lastname@example.org
www.zerotothree.org/ or phone 800-899-4301
opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition.
www.militarychild.org or call 254-953-1923
Life’s Storms, Learn how to start Rainbows or how to find a site near your school
phone for details of fees, group schedules and requirements for pre-registration. Note: hospices listed below
do not require that a loved one has ever used hospice for family to attend and benefit from the bereavement
for ages 4-18, Tommy’s Kids Summer Camp for ages 5-12 and Family Nights once a month.
Contact: Rosie or Heather at 630.856.6985
“Grief, a Child’s Journey” Contact: 866-253-9426 or www.alexianbrothershealth.org/alexianconnects
their families; makes these services accessible to underserved communities; and provides
training and consultation about childhood grief for those who work directly with children or
indirectly on their behalf. 312-922-7474, ext 310 or www.barrharris.org
8-week family-based support groups to grieving children, teens and their families plus,
Monthly Support Gatherings and Peer Support Groups. Contact: Kelly at 708.995.3750 or
for children and teens. 773-274-4600 www.griefcounselor.org
bereavement support groups for children, short-term grief counseling and Herbie’s Friends,
a program where family members & children ages 5 to 18 receive support. Contact Carol
Ann Richeson or Christy Pitol at (630) 232-2233 http://www.fvvh.org/
Herbie House, Aurora, support for bereaved children, 708-896-1456
Group for Youth & Families, individual counseling for children and adults, school
outreach including in-school counseling sessions and crisis support and various workshops
for school and other professionals who work with grief. Contact: Rachel 773.603.2470
(downtown) and Theresa (708) 441-8278 (Chicago South) www.horizonhospice.org/
and group grief support for children and adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Remember U gives children, adolescents, and teens (ages 6-18) and their parents/guardians
a safe and supportive place to express their grief and share treasured memories.
Camp Courage, a day camp for children ages 6-13, is held each July and provides a fun
and supportive environment in which children are encouraged to express their feelings, learn
healthy coping skills, and find hope and healing in the comfort of others coping with loss.
Contact: 224-770-CARE (2273) or email email@example.com.
children as part of The Heart Connection Program and offer Hispanic Support Services.
http://www.lcmh.org/ and contacts include: Peg Schneider, Chaplain/ Ber. Co-coord. (The
Heart Connection & Living When A Loved One Has Died): 708-229-5484
Katie Yelverton: 708-229-4299, Meghan Llanes, (Spanish speaking) : 708-229-4299
Compassionate Friends, Richalena Taylor 708-748-6840, Barr Harris Children's Grief,
Sharon Williams, LCSW: 708-229-9816
licensed counselors and social workers to families affected by the death of a loved one.
Education and workshops for school personnel focusing on children’s grief and grief group
topics. Special events throughout the year plus CampCare, children and teen summer
program. Contact: http://www.carecenter.org/ or Sheila Yousuf-Abramson, LCSW
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Mount Prospect, Offers Good Mourning program
for children and teens (3-18), young adults (19-25) and families, which meets once a month
(evening) in Des Plaines area. Registration required at 847 692 8885. As a part of this support
program we have weekend Family Camp in September and Holiday Gathering in December.
coping with death and dying. Primary services include peer support groups, educational
resources and referrals, community outreach and special programs and workshops.