Local Grief Resources to Help During the COVID-19 Crisis
This is an especially difficult time to lose a loved one. With many services and support groups on hold due to COVID-19, our Krause Funeral Home staff wants to be sure our friends and neighbors are aware of the grief resources they can access in Milwaukee. With our strong ties to the community, keep in mind you can always reach out to us and we will provide the help you need or connect you with someone who can.
We’re available 24/7 whether you could use encouragement, assistance planning a visitation, funeral, and burial, or are interested in putting your own funeral arrangements in writing. You can count on us – and these reputable resources – for help.
Horizon’s Grief Resource Center
11400 W. Lake Park Drive
Horizon’s Grief Resource Center is for those experiencing all types of loss, including the death of someone close, the loss of a beloved pet, and any other profound, life-changing even. While walk-in services and library usage is closed until further notice, support groups, discussions, and workshops are being conducted virtually until the threat of the COVID-19 virus passes. In addition, free, short-term grief counseling is available via phone or computer.
Click to view schedules and registration information: https://www.horizonhomecareandhospice.org/grief-resources/grief-resource-center/
7106 W. North Avenue
Kyle’s Korner is dedicated to helping grieving children, teens, and their families deal with the death of a loved one. Check out their online resources here: https://www.kyleskorner.org/covid-19-resources
The Compassionate Friends Milwaukee County Chapter
8580 South Howell Avenue
Email: [email protected]
If you are a member or a friend of a family that has suffered the death of a child, The Compassionate Friends (TCF) provides support for the family. Their mission is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Griefwords: Resources for Mourners and Caregivers
This collection of articles provides guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief: https://www.froedtert.com/health-resources/griefwords
Krause Funeral Home and our compassionate staff have been helping families in the area for more than 80 years now and have many more connections and resources available. For immediate support and to learn more about the grieving process, check out our Guiding Grief Interactive Online Help. You will be guided through steps to help you find answers to many questions about grief and suggestions for your own healing or help with someone else’s healing.
Facing the uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis is stress enough, and we understand how devastating is it to manage this while grieving. If you ever need a helping hand or listening ear, please remember we’re always here for you.