Grief Support

Mount Carmel calls its bereavement program “Journeying Through Grief.” Members of Mount Carmel who have experienced the death of a spouse, parent or child are supported throughout the first year of their grief experience through personal contact and written materials.

We also recommend the following, among the many resources available:

  • Greet Grief, a blog about all things related to grief written by a Mount Carmel member
  • Wisconsin Grief Education Center. The center can also be reached by calling 262-534-2904.
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries – Grief Education
  • The Grief Toolbox
  • Refuge In Grief
  • Hospice Foundation of America and AARP Grief and Loss Programs provide online resources on grief and loss.
  • Center for Loss & Life Transition is directed by Dr. Alan Wolfert, who is known worldwide as an author, educator and grief counselor.
  • Compassion Book Service carries materials to help young people and adults through serious illness, loss and grief.
  • CareNote Publications offers books and a large selection of pamphlets dealing with multiple subjects. You may also reach CareNote by calling 1-800-325-2511.
  • A number of Internet support groups are facilitated by professionals or trained peer leaders, including Griefnet and CancerCare.
  • Those who have lost a spouse may want to consider attending WOW − Widow or Widower. This group meets the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7:30 p.m., at the Moose Lodge, 5476 South 13th Street in Milwaukee (at the intersection of 13th and Grange). For more information, contact a club representative at 262-521-1342 or 414-727-3767.
  • Grief Share, a support group for those who have experienced a loss, meets Mondays from 5:45-8 p.m. at Hales Corners Lutheran Church, 12300 W. Janesville Road, Hales Corners. It is an open support group for those who have experienced a loss and are seeking practical information with a biblical, Christ-centered focus on the spiritual issues that accompany the grieving process. For more information or to register, call Mary at 414-529-6700, ext. 106, or email GriefShare@HCL.org.
  • A Young Adult Grief Group meets every two weeks at Hales Corners Lutheran Church, 12300 West Janesville Road in Hales Corners. This group is for those ages 18 to their 30s and will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room B31. For more information, call Mary at 414-529-6700 or email youngadultgrief@hcl.org.

Grief is a personal and inward journey, unique to every individual. But you are NEVER alone – there is HOPE and there is HEALING. Pastor Pam, along with members of the congregation, are here for you, to accompany you on your journey and to prayerfully support you.