Grief Support Group


Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., Brookfield, IL; is proud to serve our community and to offer a new program. We are now Hosting Grief Support Gatherings the Second Tuesday of Each Month.

In the past we have hosted pre-need seminars, hospice seminars, holiday remembrance events and other grief gatherings. We have found that through these events we can make a difference in the lives of the families that we serve. We are honored to offer monthly Grief Support Gatherings to the surrounding community. We strive to continue offering our support and assistance to all who may need it.

We know how losing a loved one affects the core of each family. Whether the passing is sudden or after a long battle with illness, each soul has a story. And everyone has their own way of coping with such a loss; sometimes, we don’t know how to start finding a way through the fog of emotions and despair.

Grief Resources

After the death of a loved one we can experience a wide range of emotions. To help us manage, by default, we generally rely on family and friends. While family and friends are important, they may not always be equipped to provide what you need. This is when other resources available to grievers can be valuable. However, if you don’t know they exist, you won’t be able to utilize them. In this discussion group, we will talk about what some of these resources are. From books, blogs, and support groups, come prepared to learn what’s available and also share with the group what resources you have found to be helpful.

This event will be held on:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Hitzeman Funeral Home
9445 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Seats are limited; please R.S.V.P. by October 5, 2018 to or 708-485-2000. We appreciate your continued trust in Hitzeman Funeral Home and we hope that you will be able to join us. Refreshments will follow.

Next forum will be Tuesday, November 13th, Coping with Grief During the Holidays

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are the messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.
-Washington Irving

Disclaimer: Our support group is not intended to provide or replace professional counseling or individual therapy.

General Workshop Topics

DateWorkshop Topic
May 8, 2018Common Myths About Grief
June 12, 2018The Effects of Grief: Understanding the Symptoms
July 10, 2018How to Utilize Your Support System
August 14, 2018Remembering the One Who Died
September 11, 2018Rebuilding Your Life After a Loss
October 9, 2018Grief Resources: Where to go for Help
November 13, 2018Coping with Grief During the Holidays
DecemberNo meeting (Holiday Remembrance Event)


Addie W. Anderson, MA, LCPC

Addie W. Anderson, MA, LCPC

Addie W. Anderson, MA, LCPC is a therapist, speaker, and certified life coach. She started Begin Within Counseling & Coaching Services in 2009 because of her passion for helping people heal emotional wounds. As a psychotherapist she specializes in working with adults dealing with issues around grief and loss, depression, and stress management. She is a member of Association for Death Education & Counseling as well as the American Counseling Association.

Addie does not have a “one size fits all” philosophy when working with clients. Treatment is catered to the individual needs of the person. As a certified life coach, she incorporates coaching strategies with clients when beneficial to treatment. She is passionate about helping people find hope, peace and joy in their lives.