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Grief Support Services

The following support services are available to assist people who have lost friends and family members with their grieving processes.
United Way 2-1-1, formerly First Call for Help, is a community resource line, providing 24-hour, 365-day a year, free and confidential information and referral services for people in Dane County who are in need of help. Call 2-1-1 within Dane County or 608-246-4357 from outside Dane County and from cellular phones.
Additional resources may be available in your own community. Grief counseling may be offered by social workers, clergy, nurses, pastoral counselors or trained volunteers. Contact your local hospice, hospital, clinic or religious organization for more information.
For Bereaved Adults
  • Center for Life and Loss Integration: (608) 258-7771
  • First United Methodist Church (Baraboo): (608) 356-3991
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran: (608) 271-6633
  • Gunderson Funeral Home: (608) 221-5420
  • Hospicecare, Inc.: (608) 276-4660
  • Meriter Hospital: (608) 267-5900
For Parents
  • Bereaved Parents: (608) 837-3706
  • Compassionate Friends: (608) 835-7493 or (608) 258-0014 (24-hour phoneline) 
For Children and Teens
  • Children's group (ages 5-12): (608) 276-4660
  • Teens group (ages 13+): (608) 276-4660
For Widows and Widowers
  • Living with Loss (Belleville): (608) 424-3681
  • Widows/Widowers Social Group: (608) 271-6633
  • Hospicecare, Inc.: (608) 276-4660