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1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL • VIEW LOCATIONS
(217) 258-2525
The Effingham Walk-In Clinic is open from 10am to 8pm Monday-Friday.

Bereavement Services

Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln provides free community bereavement services in a wide variety of formats to meet the diverse needs of community members. Services are offered one-on-one and in group and family settings, and is available to all. Below are structured bereavement programs.

Grief Support Groups

Hopeful Horizons
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice.

Pathways Through Grief
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 - 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. July's date will be July 11.

Understanding Your Grief
When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your often complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Join us for this 8-week grief group where you will explore different ways to help yourself heal.

Please call 1-800-454-4055 and talk to our Bereavement Counselors Dawn Sexton or Resa Ware to register for this free class no later than February 22, 2019. Seating is limited to 25.

6:30 to 9 pm • Mondays Starting February 25 through April 15, Madison Room, Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln.

Lincolnland Hospice Memorial Service
Lincolnland Hospice hosts an annual memorial service filled with stories, readings, remembrance of those we have lost, singing and sharing. It is open to anyone who has experienced a loss.

Memory Day
Memory Day is geared toward children who have experienced the death of a loved one. It focuses on cherished memories children have of special people or pets they have lost in their lives, as well as pay tribute to them. As part of the event, children will have a safe, structured environment to talk about their feelings.

Windows to Heaven
Windows to Heaven is a celebration of life that honors children who have died. Hand-crafted windows line the walls of the Health Center’s chapel and hold more than 200 stars honoring children that have died too soon. The silver stars can be purchased throughout the year for $30 each and are engraved with each child’s name. An annual celebration is held, at which each child is remembered.

Helping Students Grieve
Lincolnland Hospice is aware that children, too, mourn the death of a loved one. They experience the loss and grieve in their own special way. Any drastic change in a child’s life can cause emotional upheaval.  Lincolnland Hospice works with staff and counselors in area schools to help provide grief groups and individual counseling for those students in need of help with their grief.

For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 800-454-4055.