Heartlinks Grief Center

The Heartlinks Grief Center’s mission is to be a grief support center for all grieving people in our community. What began as a small program in 1997 supporting children who had a lost a loved one in hospice has grown into a full-service center that provides peer support, individual and family counseling, and mobile programs to hundreds of people of all ages in our service area, including six counties in Southwestern Illinois. Over the past two decades, Heartlinks has successfully designed and implemented numerous grief support programs for people of all ages living in both rural and inner-city areas. The Heartlinks Grief Center provides direct service to an average of 800 children and their families each year

Heartlinks Services Currently Available

Monthly age-appropriate peer groups for kids 2-20 and their families
TAG (teen groups in local high schools)
Individual supportive counseling
Mobile Outreach- grief education program for community groups
After school Program- mentoring and after school centers

Monthly social outings
Holiday support
Family counseling
Adult Counseling
Before a Loss- Counseling for managing life-limiting/threatening illness

Parenting Alone (young widow/widower parenting group)
Grandparents Raising Grieving Grandparents
Aching Arms (with Compassionate Friends)
Facing the Future (daytime adult support group)

Education and training about grieving kids and families
Assistance with grief group development

Choose Heartlinks
With so many other non-profits looking for support, it can be hard to choose who most needs the help. Choose Heartlinks because your child one day is going to lose you or the unthinkable will happen and you will lose them. Choose because it will be your neighbor, your sister, your friend. And no one should be alone when they are grieving – Heartlinks ensures that every griever in our community has a place to go and someone who understands. Heartlinks’ services are provided at low or no cost based on client needs. Through the generosity and foresight of granting and philanthropic organizations, as well as fundraisers and individual donations, Please contact us for more information about how you can choose Heartlinks.


In supporting our Tree of Memories program through the holiday season, we make ornaments available at our kiosk at St. Clair Square from November 30 through December 22.


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We truly value our volunteers and the passion they bring to our family. Our 150 volunteers are dedicated to furthering the mission of hospice and supporting your family during this trying time.


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We appreciate the love and support shown by our donors. Gifts are used to support our programs and provide assistance to patients struggling with the cost of care.


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map5110 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL

P: 618-277-1800
F: 618-277-1074


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