Community Based Support Services
Willow House strives to advocate for grieving children, teens and families by increasing awareness within a wide variety of community settings. Willow House provides education and crisis intervention support to many schools, community groups, corporations and other local organizations. The goal for reaching our community is to educate and empower those who work with, care for and support grieving individuals. Unfortunately, it is inevitable that death will touch our community. Willow House is here to help you prepare for and respond to this challenging inevitability.
Consultation, Crisis Intervention and Grief Education
Willow House offers a full range of consulting services for those who seek more comprehensive information or support, including:
Below are just a few of the community organizations Willow House has collaborated with:
Willow House provides consultation and referrals to those supporting and caring for grieving children and families – in their home, workplace, or other community settings – as well as in the therapeutic setting. Our clinical staff maintains an updated referral file of mental health professionals throughout the Chicago area who are experienced working with grieving children, teens and families. The resources serve as referrals for Willow House group members, community members and professionals calling for assistance.
If there is a particular presentation or consultation opportunity you seek from Willow House, please click the button below to fill out a Request for Presentation. Please contact us with any questions or for additional information: (847) 236-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops and Trainings
Special workshops are also offered with topics and activities of particular interest to those dealing with grief in the community. If you are a community organization and have a specific request, please email email@example.com or call (847) 236-9300.
Annually, Willow House hosts a comprehensive 20 hours training program for community members to become a volunteer facilitator at our evening peer support groups. The training program is generally offered 1-2 times a year. More information about the next training program will be provided to candidates who submit a volunteer application and indicate that they are interested in becoming a Volunteer Facilitator. Facilitators are also expected to attend additional in-services as presented. Click here to learn more about becoming a Volunteer Facilitator.
“Your presentation was absolutely fantastic and the group of people thoroughly enjoyed learning about the tremendous resource of Willow House and how to speak with children who are grieving the death of a loved one. Your information was delivered with your special compassion and understanding and the handouts are very helpful. Thank you again for coming to share your knowledge with us.”
“On behalf of the Health Education Department at Glenbrook South High School, thank you for your “marathon performance”. Your presentation on suicide helped our students understand the emotional complexities behind this problem. It also gave them the opportunity to ask questions and express their feelings in a safe environment. I look forward to many more opportunities in the future to work with you and Willow House in order to provide the best mental health education for our students. Again, many thanks for your time and dedication.”