Bereavement Group

The Legacy Guild launched their first session of Embracing the Struggles Together bereavement group in the Fall of 2024. With the guidance of a certified grief educator, widows and widowers came together in a safe space to discuss topics that only those experiencing grief can understand.. This group is open to all parents with children (toddlers through college age) who reside in the Lyons Township High School District 204 area who have lost a spouse. Sessions are held periodically through-out the year.

Details about the Group

We realize attending any type of support group for the first time can be overwhelming. We want to assure you that this is a welcoming, safe space for you. We keep the group small so that everyone can get to know each other and have a chance to share. Topics may include: solo parenting, how to find a path forward, building a support network, how to plan for your future, self-care and more.

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Upcoming Session

The Legacy Guild is pleased to again offer a Fall 2024 session of Embracing the Struggles Together bereavement group for all widow/widower parents who reside in the Lyons Township High School District 204 area.

Session Dates: Wednesday evenings, October 9 – December 4, 2024

Time: 7 – 8;30 pm

Location: La Grange

Click here to register for the Fall 2024 session

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Feedback from prior sessions

“The level of empathy, understanding and support was wonderful to experience. It was a reminder that I am not alone in this. Sharing and just listening in a group was very therapeutic. I came away with real strategies to apply in my life as a widow. “

“The support I received has helped me to develop a framework to move forward with ease. I am glad I decided to show up and trust the process.”

Thank you to the leaders! The schedule of topics was meaningful. Hearing the other women’s stories was heart breaking, but also life affirming.”

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“No one “wants” to attend a grief support group, however, the consensus from the attendees was that they were so grateful that they took the leap to join. All participants left feeling that they now had a support group of other widows who truly understand what they are going through.”

Jody LaVoie, Scholar Parent