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. 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: They Keep Coming Back

August 30, 2023

They Keep Coming Back by Laura Wessels Rainbow Bereavement Coordinator/Chaplain Laura Wessels leads the Monday Morn…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Empty Bowls and Discarded Collars

July 26, 2023

Empty Bowls and Discarded Collars by Hilary Furnish

We have often expressed (in the wise words of Dr. Ke…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: My First Death Date

June 29, 2023

My First “Death Day” Date by Kathy Kline Although it is not recorded on any calendar, this date was etc…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Playlist for the Journey

May 31, 2023

Playlist for the Journey By Hilary Furnish The feelings that come when we lose a loved one are often indescriba…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Turning a Corner

April 28, 2023

Turning a Corner By Laura Wessels I remember taking our kids to a scavenger hunt corn maze many years ago. We had t…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Your Grief is Enough

March 21, 2023

Your Grief is Enough by Hilary Furnish Have you ever exchanged gifts with someone and then felt embarrassed by t…

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