Grief Group Dates & Times

Support Groups in Madison/Dane County

Unless otherwise noted, all support groups in this section require pre-registration and are held at Agrace, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison. In the event of bad weather, please call (608) 276-4660 to learn whether the group has been canceled.

Bridges is an ongoing grief support group for adults who are grieving a death. The format of the group is based upon needs presented by group members attending that day. Because this is an ongoing group, registration is not required. Participants are welcome to attend this group as long as they feel they need support. (While Agrace usually recommends waiting two to three months after a death before joining a grief support group, Bridges may be appropriate sooner.)

  • Wednesday mornings, 9:30 – 11 a.m. 

Family Series is a grief support group for elementary through high-school aged children and their parents/guardians who are grieving a death. After a meal that is provided by Agrace, participants divide into separate, age-appropriate support groups. In addition to receiving grief support, the adults’ group discusses concepts specific to parenting after a death.

  • March 5, 2015 – April 16, 2015 (Thursdays), 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Call Jessie Shiveler to register at (608) 327-7135.  We will not meet April 2, 2015.

Journey Through Grief is a seven-week grief support group for adults who are grieving a death. In addition to providing grief support, the group leader will present and discuss concepts specific to the grieving process.

  • March 10 – April 21, 2015 (Tuesdays) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., at Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI.  Call Erin Young at (608) 327-7448 to register.

Kids Grief Support Group is a five-week group for elementary through high-school aged children who are grieving a death. Participants begin the group by eating a meal together that is provided by Agrace. Children are given the opportunity to find support and comfort through meeting other children who have experienced a similar loss. In addition to receiving grief support, this group discusses concepts specific to children coping with grief, and the children participate in a variety of activities and projects.

  • January 22 – February 19, 2015 (Thursdays) 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI.  Call Jessie Shiveler at (608) 327-7135 to register.

Spouse/Partner Loss is a five-week grief support group for adults who are grieving the death of a spouse or partner. In addition to providing grief support, the group leader will present and discuss concepts specific to the grieving process when one has lost their spouse or partner.

  • January 12 – February 16, 2015 (Mondays), 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI.  Call Cheri Milton at (608) 327-7300 to register.  We will not meet Monday, January 26, 2015.
  • March 18 – April 15, 2015 (Wednesdays) 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 1670 South Boulevard, Baraboo, WI.  Call Cheri Milton at (608) 327-7300 to register.

Support Groups in Janesville/Rock County

Unless otherwise noted, all support groups in this section require pre-registration and are held at Agrace, 2901 Wright Rd., Janesville. In the event of bad weather, please call (608) 755-1871 to learn whether the group has been canceled.

Family Series is a grief support group for elementary through middle-school aged children and their parents/guardians who are grieving a death. Participants divide into separate, age-appropriate support groups. In addition to receiving grief support, the adults’ group discusses concepts specific to parenting after a death.

  • February 12 – March 26, 2015 (Thursdays), 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at Agrace HospiceCare, 2901 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, WI.  To register, contact Laura Williams at (608) 314-2924.

Journey Through Grief is a seven-week grief support group for adults who are grieving a death. In addition to providing grief support, the group leader will present and discuss concepts specific to the grieving process.

  • January 13 – February 24, 2015 (Tuesdays), 10 a.m. – noon, at Agrace HospiceCare, 2901 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, WI.  To register, contact Fran Coan-Meredith at (608) 314-2919.

Spouse/Partner Loss is a five-week grief support group for adults who are grieving the death of a spouse or partner. In addition to providing grief support, the group leader will present and discuss concepts specific to the grieving process when one has lost their spouse or partner.

  • March 17, – April 14, 2015 (Tuesdays), 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at Agrace HospiceCare, 2901 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, WI.  To register, contact Fran Coan-Meredith at (608) 314-2919.