Grief Support

Rainbow Hospice Care offers a variety of grief support options.

Rainbow Bereavement Counselor Laura Wessels hosts Monday Morning Joe from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center (IPC) except on holidays. Please park in the lower level- parking lot and enter through the left door. We are asking that people who want to attend call ahead to RSVP to Laura Wessels, so we can keep the group at ten people.

Rainbow Bereavement Counselor Hilary Furnish also hosts an Honoring Grief- Six Week Support Group at the IPC. This group meets each Monday during the spring and fall from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The spring session for 2023 will begin on February 6th and run through March 13th. This group will focus on helping acknowledge, honor, and better understand grief and loss. Registration is required. Contact us for more information or to register.

Our Bereavement and Spiritual team of Laura Wessels, Hilary Furnish, and Steve Steele are also here for you if you need some one-on-one grief support. Don’t hesitate to contact them at (920) 674-6255 and one of them will gladly assist you.

One of the most important and valuable benefits provided by Rainbow Hospice Care occurs after the death of a loved one.

Taking care of oneself and receiving support from friends and family is extremely important after suffering a loss. It is also often useful to access additional resources such as support groups that offer a safe, confidential place to identify and express thoughts and feelings, and gain additional perspective and comfort from those who are sharing similar experiences.

This benefit is offered in many ways:

One-on-one Visits

Whether on the telephone or in person, our bereavement and spiritual team is here to talk with you as you travel this grief journey that be both disorientating and painful. We are happy to offer recurring visits to walk with you as you learn to move forward without your loved one. Contact Bereavement Counselor, Laura Wessels or Hilary Furnish to set up a visit.

Special Events

Each year Rainbow hosts several memorial events for families who have lost a loved one, including an Annual Memorial Service in the spring and the Holiday Grief Program in November. Contact Rainbow or check out our calendar for upcoming events.

Conversations in Grief blog

Furnish and Wessels invite conversation and response as they reflect on aspects of grief. As the COVID–19 pandemic continues, their blogs address COVID grief. Furnish and Wessels are also available for individual bereavement counseling. Contact them by calling Rainbow Hospice Care at 920-674-6255. View our most recent blogs below, in the Conversations In Grief Support section.

Conversations In Grief Support

Conversations in Grief Blog: The Myth of Moving Forward

January 31, 2023

The Myth of Moving Forward By Hilary Furnish
Has a seemingly simple task ever felt impossible? We have everyt…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: "Embrace Your Pain"

December 13, 2022

Embrace Your Pain By Laura Wessels As our grief support group members did their weekly check-in, several reported th…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: "When They Don't Return in the Fall"

October 31, 2022

“When They Don’t Return in the Fall” By Hilary Furnish Autumn is a season of delight for many. H…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Thin Places

September 26, 2022

Thin Places by Laura Wessels A husband grieving for his wife brought up the concept of thin places. Places “fo…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Pause and Remember

August 30, 2022

Pause and Remember By Hilary Furnish Memory can be a funny thing. Have you ever sat at a stoplight and found yourse…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: A Life Raft for the Sea of Grief

July 29, 2022

A Life Raft for the Sea of Grief By Hilary Furnish
When someone we love dies, it can feel like we are drowning…

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