Community Resources

Regional Hospice Sponsors Monthly Grief Support Group

Regional Hospice Services offer a monthly group for community members looking for support as they work through the loss of a loved one.  Our confidential grief support groups offer understanding, education, support, and suggestions for coping.  Together, we help bring a sense of hope back into your life.

This community grief support group meets on Wednesdays at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Ashland – 214 Vaughn Avenue. There is plenty of parking and the building is accessible via the Vaughn Avenue entrance.  This group is free and open to the public.  No reservation is required.

Regional Hospice Services, Inc.

RE Resource: Parenting During a Time of Physical Distancing

Parents who are facing several weeks cooped at home need community support! 
Here’s some advice compiled from religious professionals.

Chequamegon Bay Community Care

Jenise Swartley is a member of the CUUF Worship Committee and facilitator of Community Care Networks for CORE and asked that we share this message with you.

Jenise and a group of community members have formed the Chequamegon Bay Community Care network to respond to the needs of our neighbors and to foster a sense of community and a spirit of care while we practice social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. They currently have more than 100 volunteers ready to offer the following support services:

-Running errands such as picking up and delivering groceries, medications and mail 
-Providing social support such as friendly phone conversations 
-Providing scheduling assistance such as calling doctors and calling about medications 
-Offering pet care such as pet-sitting and dog-walking 
-Helping with technology assistance 

Do you need someone to pick up your groceries or medications for you? Can you offer homework help remotely or walk someone’s dog? Visit or call our support line at 716-262-9679 to offer and/or request support.


PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) – Washburn Chapter reaches out to youth and adults throughout the Chequamegon Bay area. The chapter is affiliated with a national support, education, and advocacy organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) people, along with their families, friends, and allies. PFLAG is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political institutions.

Meetings occur every other month – for dates and times check the website or contact Nancy Hanson at 715-209-1100 or Meetings are generally held on the 3rd floor of the Washburn Cultural Center located at 1 East Bayfield Street in Washburn, unless otherwise noted.

Hearing Group Support Meetings

Questions?  Contact Jo Bailey, 715-779-9712