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 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The fall session will begin on September 12th and run through October 17th. 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:

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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.

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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.

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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: 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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Conversations in Grief Blog: Humpty Dumpty

June 28, 2022

Humpty Dumpty By: Laura Wessels Kintsugi is the Japanese art of “something beautiful made from something brok…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: As Prepared as Can Be

May 26, 2022

As Prepared as Can Be By: Hilary Furnish I recently had a last-minute visitor. One of my in-laws was going to be…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: "Grounded"

April 27, 2022

by: Laura Wessels I had a good day recently. I chatted with a co-worker. Someone helped me figure out a couple of dif…

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Conversations in Grief Guest Blog: Work Grief

March 31, 2022

Hilary and Laura are honored to have our community partner, Megan Hartwick, contribute a Conversations in Grief blog…

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