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


When Mourning Dawns
Interactive series for those grieving the loss of someone in their life. Group is intended for adults. Registration required.

Richland Center – Richland Hospital (Pippin 3)
January 9 – February 6, 2019
Wednesdays from 4-6pm

Richland Center – Richland Hospital (Pippin 3)
August 13 – September 17, 2019
Tuesdays from 5-7pm

Waunakee – Waunakee Senior Center
January 3 – January 31, 2019
Thursdays from 2-3:30pm


Spouse/Partner Loss
Interactive series exploring the unique issues specific to this type of loss. Group is intended for adults. Registration required.

Richland CenterClary Funeral Home
September 24 – October 22, 2018
Mondays from 5:30-7:30pm

Richland Center – Clary Funeral Home
April 2 – May 7, 2019
Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm


Grief Through the Holidays
Single session group focused on dealing with grief through the holiday season. Group is intended for adults. No registration required.

Richland CenterPeace United Methodist Church
October 29, 2018
5:30-7:30pm

Janesville – Janesville Senior Center
November 7, 2018
10-11am

Waunakee – Waunakee Senior Center
November 8, 2018
10-11:30am

Janesville – SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
November 12, 2018
2-4pm

Madison – Rosewood Villas
November 15, 2018
2:30-4:30pm

McFarland – McFarland Public Library
December 4, 2018
6:30-7:30pm

Cottage Grove – Aster Assisted Living
December 5, 2018
11:30am-1:30pm

Milton – Milton Public Library
December 10, 2018
6-7pm

Beloit – Scoville Center Apartments
December 12, 2018
1:30-2:30pm


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
Day camp for grieving children filled with activities designed to help with grief and mourning. Staffed by SSM Health at Home employees and trained volunteers Registration required. Learn more.

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

Spouse /Partner Loss Group
Interactive series exploring the unique issues specific to this type of loss. Group is intended for adults. Registration required.

Understanding Your Grief
Series based on the book of the same title by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, offering a safe place for attendees to do the work of mourning. Group is intended for adults. Registration required..

When Mourning Dawns
Interactive series for those grieving the loss of someone in their life. Group is intended for adults. Registration required.

Grief Through the Holidays
Single session groups offered October – December focused on dealing with grief through the holiday season. Group is intended for adults. No registration required.

Memorial Services
Each year SSM Health at Home collaborates with other organizations to offer memorial services for those who have passed away. Registration may be required.