Stevens Point Area

Grief Support Services
Provided by Ministry Home Care - Hospice Services


Ongoing Support Groups

The following support groups are open-ended. Any adult in the community who has experienced a death is invited to attend. 

  • Grief Support Groups are monthly adult gathering for individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. These groups provide a caring community for learning about grief, finding support, sharing memories, and identifying feelings. No pre-registration is required for these groups, and there is no fee. Groups meet at the following locations and times:
    • Portage County:
      • New Ministry Home Care office, 1840 Post Road, Suite 5 in Plover.
        Third Monday of every month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Surviving Spouse Social Outings In addition to the regular gatherings of the social group, various activities for small groups are offered. Included in these outings are potlucks, bowling, golfing, playing cards, and attending the theater. Please call for information or to receive the monthly newsletter of events.
  • L.O.S.S. of Spouse Support Group (co-sponsored with the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Portage County) This 6 week series is offered in the spring and fall at the Ministry Home Care (1840 Post Road, suite 5) in Plover. Information and support is provided to help participants cope with the multitude of feelings, adjustments and day-to-day concerns experienced after the death of a spouse, partner or companion. Pre-registration is required, please call 800.398.1297.
    • Spring 2017: 10 a.m. - Noon, Thursdays beginning April 12 - May 18
    • Fall 2017: 10 a.m. - Noon, Thursdays beginning October 12 - November 16
  • Handling the Holidays November 2017, Ministry Home Care (1840 Post Road, Suite 5) in Plover.

For more information on these and other grief support opportunities, contact Gretchen Iverson or Jill VanderLoop, bereavement coordinators, at 800.398.1297.