Grief Resources


Grief Resources


Grief is natural, but at Calvert Funeral Homes we believe that you should never have to experience it alone. From the moment we greet you at the doors of our home until the time you return to the comfort of yours, we are committed to providing you with a trusted relationship and valuable resources that will assist you during your grieving process. Following are a host of offerings that our families have found beneficial:


Grief and Loss Groups/Counselors


Grief Recovery Specialist® - Sharyl Jennings (309) 454-4159

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center Grief Support Group (309) 268-5499

Meetings are on 2nd and 4th Monday at 5 P.M. in the first floor chapel.

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Grief Counseling Group (309) 451-5925

Eastview Christian Church (309) 451-5000

Calvary Baptist Church (309) 452-4479 seasonal

St. Patrick Church of Merna (309) 662-7361 seasonal

* While we strive to keep this list updated, please note that these entities are subject to change.


Grief and Loss Literature


Coping with Death

  • A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF by Alla Renee Bozarth. Hazeldon, 1994
  • HOW TO SURVIVE THE LOSS OF A LOVE by Medba Colgrove, Harold H. Bloomfield and Peter McWilliams. New York: Leo Press, 1976
  • A GRIEF OBSERVED by C.S. Lewis. London: Faber and Faber, 1961
  • DON’T TAKE MY GRIEF AWAY by Doug Manning. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1979
  • WHAT WILL HELP ME? 12 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU HAVE SUFFERED A LOSS by James E. Miller.
  • MEN AND GRIEF by Carol Staudacher. New York: Lippincott and Crowell, 1980
  • THE COURAGE TO GRIEVE by Judy Tatlebaum. New York: Lippincott and Crowell, 1980
  • GOOD GRIEF by Granger Westburg. Fortress Press, 1971
  • HEALING AND GRIEVING HEART: 100 PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND
  • CAREGIVERS by Alan D. Wolfelt

Death of a Spouse

  • WIDOWHOOD by Lynn Caine. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990
  • THE WIDOWER by Jane B. Kohn and William K. Kohn. Boston: Beacon Press, 1978

Death of a Parent

  • MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS; THE LEGACY OF LOSS by Hope Edelman. Addison Wesley, 1994

Children’s Books About Death

  • THE FALL OF FREDDIE THE LEAF by Leo Buscaglia. New York: Charles B. Slack, 1982
  • LIFETIMES: THE BEAUTIFUL WAY TO EXPLAIN DEATH TO CHILDREN by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen. New York: Bantam Books, 1983

Talking With A Child About Death

  • THE GRIEVING CHILD by Helen Fitzgerald. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992


Grief Websites


Centerforloss.com

Webhealing.com

Griefnet.org

Willowgreen.com

Growthhouse.org

Nhpco.org

Griefshare.org

Recover-from-grief.com


Financial Resources


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