Grief Resources

Grief Resources

Veterans Resources

If you or your loved one is and/or was a veteran you may be eligible for a variety survivors benefits. Contact the Veterans Administration for more information.

According to the Veterans Administration, your loved one is eligible for many Veterans Burial Benefits. “Burial benefits available include a graveside in any of our 131 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowance.”

If you are a veteran, your deceased spouse or dependents may be buried in same plot or national cemetery at no cost to the family. Funeral Home and cremation costs however, are not paid for by the VA.

Wood County Veterans Service (Wis. Rapids)
Wood County Veterans Service (Wis. Rapids)
400 Market Street,
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: (715) 421-8420

Wood County Veterans Service Office (Marshfield)
630 S. Central Ave. #215
Marshfield, WI 54449-4196
Phone: (715) 384-3773

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Benefits: (800) 827-1000

Online Grief & Bereavement Resources

Child Loss

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin Infant Death Center
Individual assessment via phone to individualize bereavement support for parents, grandparents and sibling who have experienced infant/fetal death. The Children’s Health Alliance works to provide education and prevention of infant deaths.
Phone: (414) 292-4000

Miss Foundation
Provides chats and forums for bereaved parents, sibling, grandparents and other family members. Go to www.missfoundation.org and click “forums”. Browse as guests anonymously or join with identify screen name, sharing as much or as little as you like.

Parents of Murdered Children
Only national self-help organization dedicated solely to the aftermath and prevention murder. POMC makes the difference through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.
Phone: (800) 818-7662

Bereaved Parents of USA
A national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.

Twinless Twins
Provides support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death or estrangement at any age. The unique aloneness felt can best be understood by another twinless twin.

Share: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc.
National organization with resources, online community and event organizing for bereaved parents or prenatal or neonatal loss.

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents
Holding out the light of hope and the hand of friendship to grieving parents and their family.

General Grief

Hello Grief
Provides information and resources about the grief, in order to break through the current culture avoidance that surrounds death. Grief addresses bereavement head on for those who are helping others cope, as well as those who need support on their own personal journey with grief.

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
National Office will refer victims of drunk driving crashes to their nearest local chapter. If one is not available, telephone counselors will offer guidance and support.
Phone: (800) GET-MADD (438-6233)

Grief Watch
Provides bereavement resources, memorial products, educations, and links that can help you through your personal loss.

Grieving Center
A web-based television channel for those who have lost loved ones.

Broken No More
Resources and support for those who have lost a loved one to a drug or substance overdose.

Healing the Spirit
Resources for coping with death of a loved one.

Resources and books for families suffering loss.

Loss from Suicide

For Children

The Dougy Center – National Center for Grieving Childre and Families
The center provides great materials under the “resources” tab to better understand and support grieving children of all ages.

Creative Heartwork
Organization that combines the grief process and creative expression.

A site for children to express their grief through art and writing.


The Healing Garden
A child web page with the interactive activities to help children deal with their grief and loss through creative expression and companion interaction.

Full Circle Memory Wall
An online memory wall to share pictures, quotes and memories of your loves ones.

Local Support Groups

The Compassionate Friends
Local chapters host support group for families that have experienced the death of a child. Also provides access to an online support community and resources. 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m

Hope Lodge
611 W. Doege St.
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: (715) 659-3997

Together Learning to Cope
Support for grieving parents who have lost a child by miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. 2nd Sunday of month. Please call for a meeting time.

Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital
611 St. Joseph Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: (715) 387-7071

In Our Heart Forever
Bereavement support group for those who have experienced a pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or newborn death. Meet the first Tuesday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Riverview Hospital in the lower level conference room.

Camp Hope
Runs three, free, weekend-long camps throughout the year for grieving children and teens. The camp is located Northeast of Stevens Point, WI.

Local Religious and Spiritual OrganizationsMany religious or spiritual organizations also offer support groups for grieving families. Inquire at your place of worship for more information.

Survivors of Suicide Support
2nd Tuesday of every month starting at 6:30 p.m
Charles and JoAnn Lester Library
100 Park Street, Nekoosa, WI 54457

Local Hospitals
Your local Hospital may host grief support groups. Contact your local hospital to inquire.

Therapy & Counseling Resources

Behrend Psychology Consultants
Child, adolescent and adult services
3930 8th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: (715) 423-2030

Central Wisconsin Counseling Associates
320 West Grand Ave. Suite 304A
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Phone: (715) 424-6960

Hergert & Associates Family Counseling Services
252 S. Central Ave. Suite 21
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: (715) 384-7579

Compass Counseling
State certified mental health and AOOA clinic serving Wausau, Eagle River, Antigo, and Wisconsin Rapids. Offer day appointment, evening and Saturday hours by appointment. Take most insurance including Badger Care.
2503 8th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: (715) 712-1523

Marshfield Clinic
1000 N. Oak Ave.,
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: (800) 782-8581 ext. 75744
Mental Health Intake: (715) 387-5744

Wise Mind Mental Health Clinic, LLC
Generalist practices, prenatal mood disorders, anxiety and depressions.
601 E. 3rd St., Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: (715) 384-0080

Children’s Service Society
601 S. Central, Suite 200
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: (715) 387-2729

1201 Water St.
Steven Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715) 341-6672

Wausau, Steven Point & Wis. Rapids
Phone: (715) 848-1457

NAMI Wood and Portage Counties
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Portage/Wood Counties. Provide support and education to people who have mental illness and their families. NAMI is a support group for people who have mental illness and for their families.
For additional information about mental health services/counseling services dial 2-1-1.
Phone: (800) 236-2988

Wood County Human Services Center (Mental Health Counseling)
Services are offered at Human Services 12th St. Office as well as at the branch office in Marshfield located within the Wood County Annex $ Health Center on Wednesdays. If you feel you need help with mental health or substance abuse problem contact the Outpatient Clinic receptionist to set up an appointment.
Wisconsin Rapids, call (715) 421-8840
Marshfield, call (715) 384-2188

Wood County Crisis Intervention Hotline
Crisis Intervention telephone services are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Crisis Intervention are available to provide a listening ear, problem solve stressful situations, assess the need for and arrange Urgent Care appointments in the Outpatient Clinic or other necessary interventions.
Crisis Interventions can also assist with locating needed mental health and substance abuse treatment resources in the community.
Phone: (715) 421-2345 (Wisconsin Rapids)
(715) 384-5555 (Marshfield)

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Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-0847

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