A variety of services are available to bereaved families to facilitate and support healthy grieving. Families are contacted by telephone to offer support and information about services available to them. When appropriate, families are offered literature on child and adult grief, and help locating services in their communities.
The Bereavement Program provides information as needed to families about:
- Grief and loss
- Explaining death to children
- A child’s concept of death
We also encourage you to explore links to other sites. If you need more information, call (414) 266-2995.
Supporting a grieving family
If you want information about how you can support a family who is dealing with the loss of a child, you may find our page, How to Help a Grieving Parent, useful. More information about supporting grieving parents, explaining death to children and a bibliography can be found at www.idcw.org.
There is no charge to participate in the Bereavement Program. Contributions to the program are welcome and appreciated. For more information about sending a tax-deductible donation, please contact:
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation
PO Box 1997
Milwaukee, WI 53201
For more information about the Bereavement Program, call (414) 266-2995.