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Grief Response

Alexian Brother Medical Center is collaborating with Alexian Brothers Parish Services, Center for Spiritual Care at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Alexian Brothers Medical Center Volunteer Department, Alexian Brothers Hospice and Community Resource Center to provide an overall grief response to family members who have lost a loved one.

The following services and events will be provided:

Memorial Services

Held quarterly (January, April, July, October) in the Maddalene and Charles Pastika Memorial Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Call the Grief Support Phone Line 1-847-952-7376 for more information.

Catholic Mass - 2nd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.

Interfaith Service - 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.

Grief booklets

A five booklet series will be mailed quarterly and at the holidays to each family. (Special Care Series, Doug Manning)

Journey Through Grief

Offered several times a year with a morning and evening session - No fee

Journey Through Grief is a six-week course that will explore the tasks of grief, provide the opportunity to share experiences with others who have lost a loved one, and learn how to cope with loss. Each session will provide both the support of other people and education about this journey. For more information contact Alexian Brothers Parish Services 1-847-981-3514 or parishservices@alexian.net. To register call AlexianConnects at 1-866-253-9426.

Companions Through Grief (4 options for ongoing grief support)

OPTION 1: Spousal Bereavement

Held 1st Thursdays of every month, 10 - 11 a.m. (free)
Cancer Institute--Back Conference Room
St. Alexius Medical Center
Doctors Building Three
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

  • This group is specifically for those who have lost their spouse.

OPTION 2: Grief Support: Topical

Held on 1st Thursdays, every month, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (free)
Cancer Institute-Conference Room

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Road, Suite 120
Elk Grove Village, IL

  • This is a topical study of different issues of grief open for all types of loss.

OPTION 3: Ongoing Grief Support

Held on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, every month, 10-11 am ($5 suggested donation weekly)
Alexian Brothers Parish Services
25 E Schaumburg Road, Suite 106
Schaumburg IL 60194


OPTION 4: Ongoing Grief Support

Held on 2nd & 4th Thursdays, every month, 7-8 pm ($5 suggested donation weekly)
Our Savior United Methodist Church

701 E Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg IL 60194


  • This is a twice-monthly group that will provide support and guidance as participants continue their grief process. It is ideal for those who have recently attended a grief group such as "Journey Through Grief." Each session will provide both the support of other people and ongoing guidance through the life-altering journey provided by loss. A licensed professional will facilitate each group.

Comprehensive Bereavement Services

Click here for a flyer describing all of the Grief Support Services provided by the Alexian Brothers Health System, including mental health clinicians, hospice professionals, and chaplains.

Contact the Grief Support Line at (847) 952-7376 or email griefsupport@alexian.net.

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Reaching Out

    View the "Reaching Out" newsletter from the Senior & Community Resource Center.
Alexian Brothers
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800 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Hoffman Estates, IL
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Hoffman Estates, IL
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1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
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