Minnesota Support Groups

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Crystal

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Richfield

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Rochester

Rockford

St. Paul

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Support Groups Throughout Minnesota




Bloomington

Bittersweet

This support group is for parents who've experienced the death of a twin or multiple meets once a month.
Location: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Barb Schaack, RN, at 952-854-1997.


Coon Rapids


Crystal

Metro Women's Center
This Christian organization offers peer assistance to women who have had an abortion.
Location: Metro Women's Center, 6418 Bass Lake Road, Crystal, MN 55428
Contact: Call 763-533-8642 or email: mail@metrowomenscenter.org.


Edina

Fairview Southdale Hospital
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 5-6:30 pm
Location: 6401 France Ave, Edina, MN 55435
Contact: David Engelstad 952-924-5708
CALL TO REGISTER


Faribault

Infants Remembered in Silence, Inc. (IRIS)
Since 1987, IRIS has been offering parents, families, friends & professionals support, education, and resources on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, etc.), or from premature birth, stillbirth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome, illness, accidents and all other types of infant and early childhood death.
When: Midday support group meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Evening support meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: IRIS office, 101 NW Third Street, Faribault.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: IRIS office at (507) 334-4748 or email.
www.irisremembers.com



Golden Valley

Minnesota Compassionate Friends
www.thecompassionatefriendsmpls.org/
Meeting Time: 7 pm on the third Monday of every month.
Location: Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 7520 Golden Valley Road in Golden Valley 55427-4506
Contact: 952-975-3627, or Mpls Chapter leader, Steve Rudenick, 952-475-1350
Meetings are open to all family members who are grieving the death of a child. There is no religious affiliation and no dues or fees. There is a free chapter lending library and a free newsletter. We offer a safe place for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings to meet and talk freely about your child and your grief issues. No one is required to speak, but non-judgmental listening is expected.


Ham Lake

Compassionate Friends Chapter
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm first Monday of each month
Location: Glen Cary Church, located at 15531 Central Avenue Northeast in Ham Lake
Contact: 651-636-4865


Hutchinson

Compassionate Friends Chapter

Meeting Time: 7pm second Monday of each month
Location: Oakland Chapel, located in Hutchinson
Contact: 320-833-2300


Maple Grove

Friends of the Angel

www.friendsoftheangel.com
This website is for the Friends of the Angel group which is connected to the Maple Grove Angel of Hope. We provide care for the Angel and offer several events for all who have experienced a loss of a child of any age and their families. All are welcome to attend.
We meet every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Location: Maple Grove Community Center located 4 blocks east of I-94 on Weaver Lake Road.
Contact: Please call 612-298-3956 or email for more information.


Maplewood

St. John's Hospital (HealthEast)

1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm
Location: 1575 Beam Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109
Contact: Joann O'Leary 612-788-6903
CALL TO REGISTER


Minneapolis

Healing Quilt
Healing Quilt offers comfort and support to families in the Children's Hospitals and Clinics system after the death of their child.
Location: Children's Hospitals and Clinics - Minneapolis, 2525 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact: Call Linda Lehmann at 651-813-6622.


Monticello

Compassionate Friends Chapter
Meeting Time: 7pm second Monday of each month.


Red Wing

Perinatal Loss
Fairview Red Wing Home Care and Hospice sponsors a support group for parents who have lost an infant.
Group meets as needed. Call to confirm.
Location: Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 701 Fairview Blvd., Red Wing, MN 55066
Contact: Call Ann at 651-385-3410.



Richfield

Compassionate Friends Chapter
Meeting Time: 7pm second Monday of each month
Location: Hope Presbyterian Church, 7132 Portland Avenue South (use South door)
Contact: 612/825-6500


Robbinsdale

Pregnancy and Infant Loss
North Memorial Medical Center sponsors a support group for parents who have lost an infant.
Location: North Memorial Medical Center, 3300 Oakdale Avenue North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Contact: Call 762-520-5470.


Rochester

Hearts Like Hannah
Provides encouragement, support, and friendship for those dealing with infertility, miscarriage, adoption and more. Currently the group meets four times a year in January, April, July, and October but also meets periodically at other times.
Location: Christ Community Church in Rochester
Contact: Call 507-282-5569 or email for questions, details or directions.


Rockford

Compassionate Friends Chapter

Meeting Time: 7pm second and fourth or fifth Tuesday of each month
Location: Our Father's Lutheran Church at 3900 Gilbert Ave SE Rockford - located at the west
end of town on Highway 55
Contact: 763-682-3329


St. Paul

Compassionate Friends Chapter
Meeting Time: 7pm
Location: Beaver Lake Lutheran Church multipurpose room, located at
2280 Stillwater Avenue in Maplewood
Contact: 651-459-9341
On December 8th each year, the Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held here.

Center for Grief
The Center's many programs include support groups for those affected by the death of an infant, child, sibling or friend.
Location: The Center for Grief, 1133 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Contact: Call 651-641-0177 or email cg@griefloss.org. Visit www.griefloss.org.

Healing Quilt
Healing Quilt offers comfort and support to families in the United and Children's Hospitals after the death of their child.
2nd and 4th Monday, 5-6:30 pm
Location: Children's Hospitals and Clinics - St. Paul
333 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact: Call Annette Klein 651-241-6206
CALL TO REGISTER

Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss
1st and 3rd Monday, 5-6:30 pm
Location: United and Children's Hospitals
333 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact: Call Annette Klein 651-241-6206
CALL TO REGISTER

Childbirth Education following Pregnancy Loss
Location: United Hospital
333 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact: Call Annette Klein 651-241-6206

Spanish speaking individual support for pregnancy/infant loss and related issues:
Location: The Seton Clinic - Catholic Charities
1276 University Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact: Jennifer Harvey 651-603-0252

Waconia

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
For Parents who have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.
3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 pm
Ridgeview Medical Center
Conference Rooms A and B
500 Maple Street
Waconia, MN
952-442-2191 x6190
www.ridgeviewmedical.org/events


Support Groups Throughout Minnesota:

Childbirth Education following Pregnancy Loss
Fairview Health Services
All metro sites
Contact: Ann Shelp 612-672-4698

On Angels Wings of Minnesota
Offers support to women in Minnesota who have experienced infant loss through miscarriage and provide support groups to the western metropolitan area as well as one on one support appointments.
Based in Watertown, MN
Contact: 612-501-5837 or email at onangelswings.mn@gmail.com
www.onangelswingsofminnesota.com

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Parents Group
Information, counseling and support groups are available to parents grieving the unexpected death of a baby under 2 years old.
Location: Groups meet in various locations in the Twin Cities' metropolitan area and Greater Minnesota.
Contact: Call Susan Mewborn or Kathleen Fernbach at 612-813-6285.


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