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Grief Support

Grief Support

Finding Strength in Grief

Unity’s grief programs support the family and friends of Unity patients, as well as all members of the community. Experienced Grief Counselors and trained volunteers create a safe haven to learn about grief, share experiences and find hope. Generous donations allow Unity to offer compassionate grief support at no charge.

Finding Strength in Grief

Unity’s grief programs support the family and friends of Unity patients, as well as all members of the community. Experienced Grief Counselors and trained volunteers create a safe haven to learn about grief, share experiences and find hope. Generous donations allow Unity to offer compassionate grief support at no charge.

Services Provided

  • Individual grief counseling
  • Family grief counseling
  • Grief support groups for children, teens, families and adults
  • Supportive telephone calls
  • Memorial services
  • Newsletter & literature pertaining to grief and loss
  • Holiday support programming
  • Unique ways to honor and remember your loved one
  • Grief consultation and/or support can be provided to workplaces and schools upon request

Grief Support Groups

Each person grieves in their own way; therefore, Unity offers services designed to meet your unique needs. Registration is required by calling Unity.

Navigating Grief

This group meets on five consecutive Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. throughout the year in De Pere and is open to any adult member of the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. Meetings include topics such as common reactions to grief, memories, coping and adjusting to new roles, self-care traditions and finding hope. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249 to speak with a Grief Counselor.

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Hope and the Holidays

This group meets on five consecutive Tuesdays in November and December from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in De Pere and is open to any adult member of the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. Meetings will include topics such as grief around the holidays, traditions, self-care and finding hope. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249 to speak with a Grief Counselor.

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Grief Connection

This monthly group for adults, meets the third Thursday of every month from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in De Pere. Please note: It is recommended, although not mandatory, that participants first attend a 5-week session of Navigating Grief. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249 to speak with a Grief Counselor.

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Generations – Hope for Grieving Families

This monthly program is designed to support grieving families with children and teens ages 6 -18. Dinner is served each evening at no charge. Age appropriate groups are held concurrently for parents or guardians, teens and children. This program is held on the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm in the Green Bay area. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249 to speak with a Grief Counselor.

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Women’s Luncheon

This monthly opportunity is for bereaved women to gather for informal conversation and support. It is held on the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at a local Green Bay restaurant. Lunch is available for purchase off the menu. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249 to speak with a Grief Counselor.

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Healing Thru the Arts

Healing Thru the Arts is a hands-on creative grief group for adults. The workshop is led by a Grief Counselor who will provide support and guidance throughout the session. Healing Thru the Arts will be held the 4th Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249 to speak with a Grief Counselor.

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Understanding Grief
This monthly support group is for any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one. Meetings will include such topics as common reactions to grief, memories, coping and adjusting to new roles, self-care, traditions and finding hope. This group is held monthly on Wednesdays in Marinette, Wausaukee, Gillett and Sturgeon Bay. Check the calendar for scheduled times for each location. To register for this grief support group, call 800-990-9249 to speak with a Grief Counselor.

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Grief Support Resources

Find articles, reading lists and links to other websites we recommend for adults and children who need help coping with grief after a death.

Memorial Programs

Gathering of Remembrance
Through reflection, inspirational music, and candle lighting, the Gathering of Remembrance is a way to remember those who have died. This event is open to families and friends served by Unity who want a time to reflect on the loss of someone special. Gathering of Remembrance program dates are in Spring and Fall.

Memorial Quilt Dedication
Since 1993 to 2017, families served by Unity have been invited to create a personalized quilt square in honor of their loved one who died. The squares have been lovingly joined into more than 140 quilts. A memorial Quilt Dedication is held annually in Fall.

Forget Me Not Ornament
The Forget Me Not Ornament is a special way to remember those you love. This one of a kind keepsake ornament, from Mystic Images, is a commemorative ornament available from Unity. Ornaments are available for $10 each and are a special way to remember a loved one. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

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Filled with Love
Unity’s volunteers will transform cherished fabric or garment into a keepsake teddy bear or pillow that will serve as a lasting tribute to a family member or friend. Each bear ordered cost $20 or each pillow ordered costs $10 and helps cover the cost of materials. Filled With Love is a unique program offered exclusively to Unity patients and families.

Memorial Bricks
Unity’s Memorial Brick Walk winds around the walking trails and pond on the grounds of our De Pere campus. It’s a place of peace and reflection for patients, family members and the community. Once each year, Unity hosts a dedication and dove release ceremony for the new bricks added to the walk. It’s a quiet and meaningful celebration of those who have left an imprint on our lives. You can purchase a brick and have it engraved to honor a loved one. Your donation helps support important, much-needed services, including grief support groups.

4″ x 8″ Bricks
8″ x 8″ Bricks

Honor a Life Tree Lighting
Bundle up, bring the family and gather at Unity for our annual tree lighting each November. Take time to honor your loved one in a meaningful way while supporting Unity’s mission and enjoying a breathtaking holiday scene.

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