Fox Valley Hands of Hope – The mission of Fox Valley Hands of Hope is to enhance the quality of life and to provide HOPE for those experiencing grief or life-threatening illness. Professional staff and trained volunteers are community-funded and provide the best in compassionate care, free of charge. Their programs are designed to provide support for adults, children, and families, regardless of age, income level, race, or religious beliefs. Free support groups and one-on-one counseling are both available.
Your Hospice Provider – If your loved one was receiving hospice care, many local hospice providers offer grief support options for families. Take advantage of these free resources.
Balance Stress Management and Therapy – At Balance, we help you discover and embrace who you are — rather than who should be. We believe that all of you is ok. There are no good or bad parts, dark or light parts. We believe that integrating and embracing the whole person leads to healing. Because you, whole, are beautiful and wonderful — including where the pain is. We do this through creative, full expression and a broad toolbox of therapeutic modalities, including telehealth. We believe that discomfort is a part of life — sorry (not sorry!) — and that it is only through doing the work to understand who we are at the core — as opposed to trying to avoid the pain (which, by the way, never works), that we ultimately feel better. We believe in skills over pills. The process is more important than the product. (It’s about the journey, not the destination.) We respect and revere every individual, regardless of background or preferences, and support all family structures and identities. We accept many insurance plans and have locations in Elgin and St. Charles.
Michael J. Murschel, SD, MA, CH: The Driftwood Center for Spiritual Health and Wellbeing – Sometimes life doesn’t make sense, especially when someone you love dies. Grief, jumbled thoughts, memories, all these and more can send you scrambling to understand what is happening. As a commissioned, multi-faith Spiritual Director, and credentialled Consulting Hypnotist, I provide the spiritual care and sense-making you need to nurture your spirit and bring your life back into balance. Individual and group sessions. All Faiths. All Traditions. All Beliefs. Or None. All Are Welcome. I am here for you when you need it most. For more information, call 224-577-8338.