Grief Support: Support Group Resources

Twin Cities Support Groups & Other Resources - by region

Various Locations

  • Allina Grief Support - Allina Health System 651-628-1752.
    Registration is requested. Typically no cost.
  • Grief Share Christian grief support. Registration fees vary from free - $15.

Minneapolis/ West

  • Downtown Coalition for Grief Support 612-317-3454
    Support groups to help adults understand and express grief, and to begin moving forward. The coalition is committed to providing a respectful and caring atmosphere where people can express and better understand their grief. Each weekly meeting includes and education presentation or a personal story of grief and recovery and small group discussion, held at various churches. Registration is not required. No cost.
  • Mount Olivet Counseling Service (South Minneapolis) 612-927-7335
    Individual counseling also available, as well as group counseling for grief and spouse loss.
    Registration is requested. Fees vary; financial aid is available.
    This is a closed group. The next session will begin on 1/24/2017. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 10 - 11:30am at Mount Olivet locations.
  • Recovering Hope 952-476-0566
    Using the 12 Steps to find healing when you've lost a loved one to addiction.
    Every second Wednesday of the month, 7 - 8:30pm
    The Retreat Lower Level Meeting Room, 1221 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata 55391
    Donations accepted.
  • South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support 612-827-6159
    Grief support groups for adults, providing education and support for those who are grieving, held at various churches. Presentations are made by clergy, grief educators and peers.
    Registration is not required. Suggested donation of $1/session.

St. Paul/ East

  • Capital City Grief Coalition 651-227-4430
    This group meets at various locations on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7pm.
  • Center for Grief, Loss & Transition 651-641-0177
    Groups offered to help people process through their grief and loss, led by a therapist.
    Registration is required. Fee required; insurance may help to cover the cost.
  • Journey through Grief 651-789-5032
    Learn and discuss various aspects of grief and loss in this facilitated group.
    4 Saturdays in 1/2017, 9:30 - 11am
    Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul 55104
    Registration required. No cost.
  • Mother Loss Grief Support Group for Adult Daughters 612-262-7274
    Mondays, 2/20 - 3/27/2017, 6 - 8pm
    Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Dr, Ste 100, St. Paul 55114
    Registration required. $25 fee wtih available sliding fee.
  • Woodbury Lutheran Church grief support group 651-739-5144
    Five-week education and support program for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Rd, Woodbury 55125

Northwest Metro

  • Fairview Red Wing Home Care and Hospice adult grief support group 651-267-5386
    Support group series twice per year beginning in the fall and spring, 5 - 7:30pm.
    Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 701 Fairview Blvd, Red Wing 55066
    Registration required
  • Fairview Northland Hospital grief group 763-389-6405
    Second Thursday of the month, Noon - 1pm
    Fairview Northland Hospital, 911 Northland Dr, Princeton 55371
    Drop-in visits welcome
  • Gearhart Funeral Homes & Morningside Memorial Gardens 763-755-6300 or 763-755-1700
    Grief support through lunch and fellowship.
    Second Wednesday of each month at noon.
    Location varies
  • LIFT Anoka Coon Rapids Chapter 763-421-4347
    Monthly group for bereaved spouses seeking social connection.
    Time and location varies.
  • LIFT New Hope Chapter 763-535-4112
    Second Tuesday of each month at noon
    Papa's Cafe, 7181 42nd Ave N, New Hope 55427
  • Monticello Senior Center grief support group 763-295-2000
    First Monday of each month, 2 - 3:30pm
    Monticelle Senior Center, 505 Walnut St, Ste 3, Monticello 55362
  • North Memorial Grief Support - North Memorial Hospital 763-581-9590
    Seminars, support groups, and one-on-one counseling for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Groups are divided into spouses, family and friends, and an on-going transition group. Other grief education is also offered throughout the year.
    Registration is required. No cost.

Northeast Metro

  • Cambridge Medical Center adult grief group series 763-688-9545
    Support group series occurring 4 times per year.
    Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Cambridge Medical Center, Dining Room B, 701 S Dellwood St, Cambridge 55008
  • Growth through Grieving 651-232-7397
    St. John's Hospital hosts an ongoing faith-based support group for grieving adults.
    Mondays, 4 - 5:30pm
    Watson Educational Center in the Maplewood Professional Building, 1655 Beam Ave, Ste 202, Maplewood 55109
  • North Heights Lutheran Church Grief Support Group 763-571-1193 or 651-639-8226
    Christian perspective on grief and loss.
    First and third Mondays of each month, 6 - 8pm
    North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 W Hwy 96, Arden Hills, 55112
    Call to confirm.
  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center Grief Support 612-787-1181
    First and third Tuesday of each month, 3pm
    St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center, 2739 NE Stinson Blvd, St. Anthony 55418

Southwest Metro

  • Adult Loss 952-758-0463
    Contact Deacon Bob Wager at number above.
    St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 215 E Main St, New Prague 56071
  • Bloomington-Richfield Grief Support Coalition 952-835-7585
    Ongoing eduction and support offered an an 8-week series on the grieving process. Held at various churches.
    Registration is requested. No cost.
  • Edina Coalition for Grief Support 952-937-5933 or 952-996-0565
    Education and support series for adults who have lost a loved on. Meetings include presentations by therapists or others knowledgeable about grief, followed by small group discussion led by trained volunteers.
    Registration is not required. Suggested donation of $3/week.
  • Gilda's Club 612-227-2147
    Grief support for those whose loved ones have died of cancer.
    Time and location varies
  • Growing through Loss 952-890-0045
    The Interdenominational Coalition of South Suburban Churches is pleased to present a four-week series for adults who have experienced a loss or major crisis in their life.
    Time and location varies
  • HealthPartners Bereavement Support (Bloomington) 952-883-6845
    Groups and classes are offered intermittently throughout the year.
    Registration is required. No cost.
  • St. Mary's Parish adult grief groups 952-445-1319
    2700 17th Ave E, Shakopee 55379
    Call to confirm dates and times
  • Understanding Grief 952-993-0594
    Park Nicollet Methodist Hospice sponsors this educational series about grief.
    First two Tuesdays, every other month from 6:30 - 8:30pm
    Park Nicollet Methodist Hospice, 700 5th St S, Hopkins 55343
    (Westside Business Park - enter on north side of building)
  • West Suburban Grief Coalition (Eden Prairie) 763-545-1108 or 612-801-2491
    Support group series for adults, children and teens who have lost a loved one, held at various churches.
    Registration is not required. No cost.
  • Young Widowed grief support group 952-993-0594
    Park Nicollet Methodist Hospice sponsors this group for young widowed adults, ages 18-60 years.
    Second Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8pm
    Park Nicollet Methodist Hospice, 700 5th St S, Hopkins 55343
    (Westside Business Park - enter on north side of building)

Southeast Metro

  • Kok Funeral Homes Grief Care Group 651-459-248.
    Educational support meetings include speaker presentations regarding several topics related to the grief journey followed by group discussion.
    First and third Mondays of the month (except for summer: June, July, only first Monday in August); 6:30 - 8pm
    South Washington County Senior Center, 8400 E Point Douglas Rd, Cottage Grove 55016
  • Tilden Community Center grief education and support 651-983-0135
    Faith-based grief education and support group sessions for anyone grieving the death of a loved one.
    Thursdays, 6 - 7:30pm
    Tilden Community Center, 310 River St, Hastings 55033
  • Fairview Ebenezer Ridges Care Center (Burnsville) 952-892-2111
    A grief support series designed to help youth and teens, ages 4 - 18 years, grieve the death of a loved one. Parent/adult groups are also offered to provide education and support for the caregivers in the children's lives.
    Registration is required. No cost.

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