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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Father Ruby
In one of the recent LOSS support groups participants found themselves talking about the impact of stigma they experienced in the wake of their loved one’s deaths. Our groups are intended to be a safe place for survivors to meet others and talk about any struggles they are experiencing. There are many things that make suicide more painful and disorienting for those left behind, and one of those things is the experience of stigma.
Private Grief Stories
Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Private Grief Stories
On 9/11/17 I was watching speeches and ceremony regarding America’s evolving grief in the wake of its huge loss of life on 9/11/01. The anniversary events were beautifully intentional, formal and moving. I thought about Emily Dickenson’s verse: “After great pain, a formal feeling comes.” And I couldn’t help but think about our LOSS families. Is it odd that I might connect those experiencing the devastation of suicide loss with this grand scale, national observation of lost lives and collective meaning?

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Your Children’s Grief Services: How Long?
Sunday, May 01, 2016 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Because each bereaved child and each bereaved family is different, it’s challenging to make prescriptive comments about how much professional support to arrange for children and adolescents, and how long that commitment should last.  Time seems to be the currency for grief.  We start thinking about it as soon as the loss begins.  As adults, we commonly doubt that we can manage without something big and well-informed to support us for this formidable journey.  So when the LOSS Program for Children and Youth began our initial thoughts about a normal course of grief support for children were similar to the configuration we were accustomed to for adults. 
From the Desk of Father Rubey
Sunday, May 01, 2016 by Father Rubey
During the month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day which is a special day to remember our Mothers both those who are still with us and for those who are in the hereafter. In the vast, vast, vast instances this child is born as a result of human love. Human love is one of the great mysteries in creation. Two people meet at a certain point in their lives and fall in love and a child becomes the result of this love. Why these two people? Why now? There can be other Whys in this equation that really defy an explanation. All of this is part of the mystery of human love.