Rainbow Grief Support

We Help Individuals, Families and Communities Live Well with Loss.

Rainbow Grief Support is one of the most important services we provide. Our bereavement counselors work closely with anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, whether on our hospice program or not.

Their outreach takes many forms including phone calls, one-on-one visits, facilitation of regular support groups, a monthly blog, and hosting of special programs like our annual memorial service and holiday grief events.

Attend a Rainbow Grief Support Group.

Rainbow Bereavement Counselor Laura Wessels hosts Monday Morning Joe every Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Community Education Room (Lower Level) of the Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek. Please park in the Lower Level- parking lot and enter through the right door of the patio.

Rainbow Bereavement Counselor Hilary Furnish hosts an Honoring Grief Six Week Support Group at the IPC. This group meets each Monday during the spring and fall from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This group will focus on helping acknowledge, honor, and better understand grief and loss. Registration is required. Call (920) 674-6255 for more information or to register.

Stop by our Rainbow Memorial Garden in Johnson Creek.

In 2022, we dedicated a newly designed Memorial Garden outside the Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek. Among its beautiful features is a hardwood forest, many decorative plantings, granite benches, pergolas, a water feature, fire pit, and walking path adorned with 3,000 bricks of varying sizes, several inscribed with names and special messages to loved ones.

Anyone is welcome to visit this sacred outdoor space to remember and honor the important people in their lives and gather for healing, reflection and solitude.

Rainbow Memorial Garden

Conversations In Grief Support

Hilary Furnish and Laura Wessels invite conversation and response as they reflect on aspects of grief in their monthly Conversations in Grief blog. What began as a way to address COVID-19 grief has become a blog that has expanded and continues to provide additional insight and support for those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one. View their most recent blogs below, in the Conversations in Grief Support section.

Conversations in Grief Blog: Grieving the Parent You Never Had

May 29, 2024

Grieving the Parent You Never Had by Hilary Furnish How do you grieve for someone you never had? Grief is often des…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Getting Triggered

April 30, 2024

Getting Triggered by Laura Wessels When the crossing arms go down on the railroad tracks, there's nothing to do bu…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Notifications

March 26, 2024

Notifications by Hilary Furnish Photo credit: carballo - I have a simple morning routine each day,…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Now What? The Unique Challenges of Caregiver Grief

February 27, 2024

Now What? The Unique Challenges of Caregiver Grief by Laura Wessels You didn’t sign up to be a caregiver. Yo…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: So Far Away

January 30, 2024

So Far Away by Hilary Furnish The playwright Tennessee Williams once wrote, “Time is the longest distance be…

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Conversations in Grief Blog: Grief is Like...

December 21, 2023

by Laura Wessels I asked the grief support group that I lead what grief is like for them. We use many words to descri…

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