Grief Support

Materials and pamphlets:

A variety of small pamphlets on grieving and grief helping are available in the lobby at Forbes Funeral Home, 319 W. Spruce St., Sturgeon Bay (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.). Materials are free.

Local Support Groups:

The Compassionate Friends

Green Bay's self-help group for parents and grandparents who have lost a child of any age. Contact The Compassionate Friends of Green Bay for meeting times and places (920-437-9252) 501 Howe St. Green Bay, WI 54301.

Grief Share

2022 Schedule

Loss of a Spouse - 

Widowed?  Help is here and hope is possible.  Do you dread the lonely days and nights?  Wonder what to do with your spouse's belongings?  Feel like your brain is in a fog?  Unsure of how you'll go on?  At a Loss of a Spouse seminar you'll discover:  Other people understand and have found ways to make it through why it won't always hurt so much, reasons for hope, practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse.  Call St. Peter's Lutheran Church for the schedule 920-743-4431.

Griefshare -   A 13 week session  on dealing with loss.  Call St. Peter's Lutheran Church for Scheduling 920-743-4431.

All events are held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 108 West Maple Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Any questions, please contact Bob Johnson:  (920) 495-0393

Senior Life Solutions

Senior Life Solutions is a program dedicated to addressing the emotional and behavioral health of older adults.  Senior Life Solutions is designed to meet the unique needs of older adults who may be experiencing any of the following:  Loss of a loved one, decreased energy, difficulty sleeping or eating, life transitions, acting as a caregiver, recent health diagnosis, chronic health condition, feeling lonely or isolated, feelings of uncertainty and worry, and loss of interest.  Senior Life Solutions program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed therapist, registered nurse, and other trained professionals to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Anyone can refer an individual to the program, including physicians, family members, self-referrals, or other healthcare professionals.  If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please contact us:  (920) 746-3778

"Grounds for Hope" Grief Circle

There is no magic "fix" for grief, the process is often difficult, and can even seem unbearable at times, participating in a grief support group can't take those realities away, but joining the 'Grounds for Hope' Grief Circle means... you don't have to face your grief alone.

Meeting place:  Caffe' Tlazo, 607 4th Street, Algoma, Wisconsin 54201

Dates:  2nd Wednesday of every month, beginning May 12, 2021, and ending October 13, 2021

Times:  10:00 to 11:30 AM

To reserve your space, please contact:  Patti at (920) 278-3479, or email:

Infant Death Center

The Infant Death Center connects with families who experience a sudden and unexpected death of an infant to better understand their unique grieving needs and provides appropriate resources.  Staff works closely with professionals serving grieving families to provide additional resources and self-care information for the professional.  Visit the Infant Death Center at www.chawisconsilorg for a complete listing of resources or call (414) 292-4046.

Life After Loss of a Spouse:  Hope Through Healing Grief Workshop

Pleas join us each month for an hour of learning and sharing.  Learn how to open your toolbox and get tips on how to utilize these tools throughout your grieving process.  Hear from grief experts as well as from fellow community members who are also journeying through grief.  You may wish to share your story or to ask questions, or you may prefer to listen and reflect.  All are welcome.  There is no cost to attend.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 West Maple Street in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  The facilitator for this group is Mandy Sarazen from AseraCare Hospice.  Light snacks and refreshments will be served.  Registration is not required, but appreciated.  Call (920) 743-4705

Healing from Loss

A grief support group for MEN who have lost their spouse is held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church (at 6140 County Road OO) in Sturgeon Bay.  It is not a church-based group.  There is no cost.  For more information, call (920) 743-2009 or (920) 743-4705.

Unity Hospice Grief Support Groups

A six week grief support group offered throughout the year for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  Call 920-339-6700.


Counseling Resources:

The following resources are self-identified as providing counseling expertise specific to grief related issues. Their appearance on our web page does not imply a referral, recommendation, or endorsement of their services by our firm.

Counseling Associates of Door County, 743-9554

Door County Dept. of Community Programs, 746-2345

Dr. Dennis White, Clinical Psychologist, 743-1346

Unity Hospice, 743-6440

Chaplain Joan Carlson, 868-9471

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