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“Thank you so much for all your help with the funeral planning and the actual funeral. Everything was beautiful and could not have been more special or gone any smoother. It was comforting for our family to know that everything was going to be taken care of and that we would do my father-in-law justice with a very beautiful funeral. Thank you so much for that peace-of-mind. We could not have been more pleased with how everything turned out. You all are truly wonderful at what you do. I would never go anywhere else! (Although I’m hoping not to have to use your services for a very long time!) Thank you so much for everything.”
— L. H.

Links and Resources

Donations

A.D.O.P.T. (Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment)
A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is located in Naperville, IL. We are a private, "no-kill", non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter and care to dogs and cats in search of their forever home.

Advocate Hospice
Millions of people depend on Advocate Health Care every year. Generous donors like you help Advocate provide inspiring medicine for patients following a life-threatening heart attack, a traumatic car accident or a terrifying cancer diagnosis, and also the community-benefit programs our mission calls us to sustain.

All Saints Catholic Academy
All Saints Catholic Academy - Excellence Grounded in Faith

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of DuPage County
Our mission is to provide support, advocacy and education in order to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illness and their families.

ALS Research Fund
Your support enables us to perform innovative research, educate the country's future leaders in science and medicine, provide world-class health care to the thousands of patients we serve annually, and improve lives for millions of people.

ALS – Les Turner ALS Foundation
Help and hope for people with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Association - Greater IL Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter dedicates donations to providing information, support, programming and services for the more than half million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer's throughout the 68 counties we serve. We also provide information on living a brain-healthy lifestyle and research into the cause, treatments, preventions and cure for Alzheimer's.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. And best of all, our help is free.

American Diabetes Association
Our Mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart/Stroke Association
Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

American Kidney Fund, Inc.
The mission of the American Kidney Fund is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need; health education; and prevention efforts.

American Liver Foundation - Illinois Chapter
Our mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

American Parkinson Disease Associaton - Midwest Chapter
Serving all of Illinois and Northern Indiana. To Ease the Burden. To Find the Cure

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America's Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services and International Services

Mesothelioma Group

Operation Support Our Troops
Our mission is to support the morale and wellbeing of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm’s way and after their return.

SS. Peter & Paul School
Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School is a parish school serving students in grades K through 8. Founded in 1853, we are committed to excellence in preparing our students to think critically and become confident, sensitive Christian leaders capable of adapting and contributing to the global community.

St. Patrick's Residence
“The Mission of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm is not only to staff and operate up-to-date homes for the aged, but to bring Christ to every elderly person in our care. Bringing Christ means giving them His compassion, His interest, His loving care and His warmth. It means inspiring the lay people who work with them to give the same type of care.” – Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, O. Carm., Foundress

Wounded Warriors
Your generous, tax deductible donation to Wounded Warrior Project enables us to help thousands of injured warriors returning home from the current conflicts and to provide assistance to their families.

General Information

Grief Support

AARP Grief & Loss
A collection of resources and an online support community.

American Cancer Society
Offers support to cancer patients, family, and friends.

Center for Grief Recovery
Offers a collection of local resources and counseling.

Centering
Website with extensive list of books and other literature to help grieving people.

Edward Hospital & Health Services
Holds weekly grief recovery group meetings.

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
Provides a variety of local support groups and counseling.

National Funeral Directors Association
Frequently Asked Questions about grief.

Our Saviours Lutheran Church
Provides a place to share in small group meetings.

Grief Support for Children

Children’s Grief Education Association (CGEA)
Provides grief education and support to bereaved children, their families, and professionals.

Fernside Online
An online resource for grieving children.

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
Friends provides a place for families with children ages 5–18 to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories.

Mommy's Light Lives On
Bringing joy and comfort to children and teens by helping them keep alive traditions or simple pleasures they shared with their mothers.

Pillars Buddy’s Place in LaGrange
A family-based support program for children ages 4–18 and families.

Rainbow Hospice in Park Ridge
Offers support groups, holiday gatherings, family camps, and education.

The Dougy Center
First center in the United States to provide peer support groups, education, and training.

Grief Support for Parents

Bereaved Parents USA
Holds weekly grief recovery group meetings.

Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago
Offers support groups, educational presentations, and mailings.

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center
Provides support groups and counseling.

SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
A collection of resources and an online support community.

The Compassionate Friends
A collection of resources and an online support community.

Grief Support for Spouse/Partner

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
Provides programs, support groups, counseling, and more.

Joyful Again
A spiritual program for widowed men and women.

WidowNet
An information and support resource for and by widows and widowers.