Grief Support

All SSM Health at Home – Hospice patients and families are provided spiritual and grief support throughout the hospice period. Bereavement care continues to be provided to loved ones for an additional 13 months after the patient’s death.

In addition, we offer grief support groups throughout our service area to anyone in the community who has experienced loss, regardless of whether your loved one was our patient or not.


Grief Support Group Schedule

Unless otherwise noted groups are intended for adults. Prior registration is required, and a minimum of four must be signed up prior to the first meeting for the group to take place. All of our Community Grief Support Groups are offered at no cost to anyone in the community who is dealing with a loss.


Drop-In Group

Drop-In groups are regularly scheduled grief support groups for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Registration is not required and participants are welcome to attend at their convenience.

Richland Court House
181 W. Seminary Street
2nd Wednesday of the month from 3:30 – 5:00pm
August – December, 2017


When Mourning Dawns
Weekly or bi-weekly interactive sessions for those grieving the loss of someone in their life.

Sun Prairie – Colonial Club
301 Blankenheim Ln.
Mondays, November 6 – December 4, 2017 from 2-4pm


Grief Through the Holidays
Groups focus on dealing with grief through the holiday season and are offered November through December. Groups typically meet once and prior registration is not required.

Madison – Rosewood Villas
902 N. High Point Rd.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 2:30-4:30pm

Richland Center – Peace United Methodist Church
265 Church St. (Friends Room)
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 3-5pm

Waunakee – Waunakee Senior Center
333 S Madison St.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 1-3pm


Understanding Your Grief

Fall River – The Meadows of Fall River
101 Hometown Ave.
Thursdays, October 5 – November 9, 2017
1:30pm – 3:30pm


Memorial Services

Each year, SSM Health at Home partners with health care facilities, churches and funeral homes in the communities we serve to provide memorial services for those who have passed away. Please contact us if you are interested in attending one of our memorial events.

Madison – Cress Funeral Home
6021 University Avenue
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00pm

Reedsburg – Reedsburg Area Medical Center
2000 N. Dewey Ave. (Fusch Center)
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:30pm


Our Groups

Groups are offered throughout the year and across our service area. If you would like more information please contact us  877-356-4514 or contact us online.

Camp GLOW – Giving Loved Ones Wings
A day camp for children dealing with the loss of a loved one. HHU – Hospice staff and volunteers who have received special training work with kids through a series of activities designed to help with their grief and mourning. Learn more!

Drop-In Group
Drop-In groups are regularly scheduled grief support groups for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Registration is not required and participants are welcome to attend at their convenience.

Spouse /Partner Loss Group
A six-week interactive series for those grieving the loss of a spouse or partner exploring the unique issues specific to this type of loss.

Understanding Your Grief
A series of grief support sessions based on the book of the same title by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, offering a safe place for attendees to do the work of mourning.

When Mourning Dawns
Weekly or bi-weekly interactive sessions for those grieving the loss of someone in their life.

Grief Through the Holidays
Groups focus on dealing with grief through the holiday season and are offered November through December. Groups typically meet once and prior registration is not required.

Memorial Services
Each year, SSM Health at Home partners with health care facilities, churches and funeral homes in the communities we serve to provide memorial services for those who have passed away. Please contact us if you are interested in attending one of our memorial events.