Grief Support

In-person grief  support groups are returning!

Rainbow Bereavement Counselor Laura Wessels will host Monday Morning Joe from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center (IPC). Please park in the lower level- parking lot and enter through the left door.  

Update: This group will now be offered every Monday! We are asking that people who want to attend call ahead to RSVP to Laura Wessels, so we can keep the group at 10 people.

Rainbow Bereavement Counselor Hilary Furnish will host an Honoring Grief- Six Week Support Group, also at the IPC. The group will meet each Monday and will be offered twice a year in the spring and fall. 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: What You Wished You Would Have Known

November 22, 2021

While the pain of your grief is real every day, special days may be even harder to face. “The worst days now ar…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Helping Your Grieving Friend

October 21, 2021

In the midst of grieving for their loved one, the bereaved find themselves in a place that they never expected, alone…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Grieving Together or Not at All

September 24, 2021

The death of a loved one is one of the hardest things we face. The unbearable pain we feel in their absence often env…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Tired

August 31, 2021

In the popular PBS series Downton Abbey, Dowager Lady Grantham (played by Maggie Smith) observes after a tragic death…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Life in the Shadows

July 28, 2021

I spoke with a friend recently who had received some good news. He had learned his cancer was in remission. He would…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Honor Your Grief

June 24, 2021

Dale Lukachik, along with his two dogs, has been mowing the lawn at Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center since it op…

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