Holding a funeral or memorial service for your loved one is a positive first step in the grieving process. Family members and friends get a chance to say their goodbyes, and at the same time, they get to share strong feelings with one another.

In the days, weeks and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement and guidance. For that reason, many local support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, click on the available links below, or discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.

Select Independent Funeral Homes

Select Independent Funeral Homes, a special non-profit
funeral organization of which Ryan Funeral Home is a member,
has excellent resources and information on their website
for parents, children, teens, adult children, and friends of the deceased.


Compassionate Friends

For parents who have experienced the death of a child.
Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe Street, Green Bay, WI
Jeanne Davis (920) 496-0629 or (920) 562-7483

SOS (Survivors of Suicide)

For anyone who has had a death involving suicide.
Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month
from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Contact: Jonna Bostedt at Phone: (920) 437-7527



For parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage,
stillbirth, or early death.
St. Vincent Hospital 835 S. Van Buren, Green Bay, WI
Theresa Shuck (920) 433-8634 or Lana Reinke (920) 433-8360

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

For family who have lost a child to SIDS


St Bernard Journey Through Grief

St Bernard Parish
2040 Hillside Lane, Green Bay, WI
Contact: Sr. Caroline Castellini
Phone: (920) 468-4811



St. Vincent Hospital

Please visit the hospital’s website for numerous groups
Mary Bush (920) 433-8163
Tom Bekkers (920) 433-8797


Unity Hospice

  • Navigating the Waters of Grief
    For adults who have experienced the death
    of a loved one. Please call the Green Bay office
    at (920) 338-1111
  • Special Days for Young People
    For children from pre school to high school
    Please call the Green Bay office at (920) 338-1111
  • Camp Lloyd
    A week long camp for children 6-12 years of age.
    UW - Green Bay Campus (920) 338-1111


Privacy Policy & Terms of Use | Accessibility