A student short film to to support grieving children.
A student-run organization called "Director's Cut" from The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg is creating a short-film this spring on the topic of losing a parent. This generous project aims to help grieving children and also raise funds, with a portion of the money they raise going to Willow House!
Check out their fundraiser here and keep an eye out for the film in the next few months!
Willow House Spring Gala 2016: Lights, Camera, ACTION!
What an incredible evening! The event was a huge success, heartfelt thanks to all involved...you have made a profound difference in the lives of grieving children & families!
View photos and more info from the event here.
Take a look at a video compilation from Willow House Family Members shown at the Gala:
Willow House services are provided at no cost to grieving families, thus the success of our fundraising efforts are critical. The annual Willow House Spring Gala is one of our most important fundraising events of the year.
About Willow House
Willow House is a leader in the field of Children and Family Grief Services and the only such independent organization in the greater Chicago area.
It was founded in 1998 by a small group of hospice volunteers committed to making peer support services available to children, teens and families coping with grief.
The Willow House mission is to develop and provide supportive services for children, teens, and families coping with grief and the death of a loved one, as well as to support schools and communities coping with grief and death.
Play Games, Support Willow House
Play A Free Video Game and Help Support Willow House!!
Bee The Swarm is giving 100% of their revenue from ads and in-app purchases they receive to Willow House from March 13-15. So give their game a try, share with your friends, and make a difference in the lives of grieving children and families!
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#GivingTuesday - December 1st, 2015!
The story of Willow House is truly a compilation of every individual, family, and community's story. Our hope is that in sharing these stories, we will reach more families in need and raise much needed funds to continue providing support services at no cost. #GivingTuesday serves as a day to kick off the giving season, when many make their holiday and end-of-year charitable gifts. Please donate or join us in sharing the Willow House story with your family and friends.
"I'm the mother of a son who died by suicide."
Read Franci's story below...
September 11th, 2015:
The beautiful Heroes of Freedom Memorial was dedicated this morning in Wauconda, Illinois. The moving ceremony included dedication and supportive statements from dignitaries and other guests, including Willow House 9.11 Survivors Group member, Lt. Colonel Ryan Yantis. Ryan spoke about his experience as a Pentagon survivor...
Ryan represented 9/11 survivors with authentic grace, humility and wisdom. Willow House and other 9/11 friends, family members, survivors and Willow House staff who attended were proud and felt well represented by Lt. Colonel Ryan Yantis.
ABC, CBS, Daily Herald and other media covered the event.
Link to story and video... http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150911/news/150919697/
For more information, visit the website: http://heroesoffreedommemorial.org/
Our Sponsors and Donors
Join A Support Group
Groups are held in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Riverwoods. Pre-registration is required. To register your family or receive more information regarding Willow House services, please call 847-236-9300 or submit an inquiry below.
If you are looking for support services outside the Chicago area, please visit the National Alliance for Grieving Children to find support in your area:
Save the Date!
Willow House's annual...
Walk to Remember & 5K Run for Hope 2016!
Sunday August 21, 2016 | Libertyville, IL
Click here for more information.
How To Help
The foundation of Willow House services is the enormously dedicated Willow House team of volunteers. In fact, Willow House peer support group services would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers can help serve in a variety of ways. Click here to learn more about how you can help further the Willow House mission.
“The most valuable thing I learned from Willow House group is that I am not alone and there is hope.”
A Special Thank You
Emilio donated precious time and effort as a
photographer for Willow House events.
Read his story here.
Home Depot provided a Kids Workshop at the
7th Annual Walk to Remember & 5K Run for Hope! Photos here.
Shop and Support
“I firmly believe that as we look back on the pivotal, early years of our loss, it will be through the efforts of Willow House that we were able to move forward, not afraid to look back, fully understanding and accepting our loss.” - Willow House Father