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Related services: Child/family grief

Throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin


Hearts of Hope Camp, Hearts of Hope Teen Retreat

The Minnesota Foundation for Children sponsors camps for children (ages 5-12) and teens (13-18) who have lost someone significant in their lives.
Where: Big Sandy Camp, McGregor, MN
When: April 12-14, 2013
Contact: 218-372-8420. E-mail info@childrensgriefconnection.com. Visit Children's Grief Connection.

Family Grief Support Retreat

This educational support retreat for children, teens, and their surviving parents is open to young families who have experienced the death loss of a parent. The retreat is offered annually in the fall and is co-sponsored by Allina Hospice, HealthEast Hospice, HealthPartners Hospice of the Lakes, North Hospice, Fairview Hospice, and Methodist-Park Nicollet Hospice. Preregistration is required.
When: TBD
Where: Mount Olivet Retreat Center, Farmington, MN
Contact: Allina Grief Resources at 651-628-1752
Cost: $150/family, scholarships available


Burnsville

Grief Support Groups for children and teens

Youth grief Services offers a fall grief support series designed to help youth and teens, ages 4 through 18, grieve the death of a loved one. Parent/adult groups also offered to provide education and support for the caregivers in the children's lives.
When: Call for dates.
Where: Ebenezer Ridges Care Center, 13810 Community Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
Cost: No fee.
Contact: Youth Grief Services, 952-892-2111, with questions. Pre-registration is required. Email jsimmon3@fairview.org or visit our website Youth Grief Services


Chisago City

Camp Triumph

“Camp Triumph”, a grief camp for children and youth between the ages of 8 and 18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one. This camp, while offering a traditional camp experience, will focus primarily on providing opportunities for youth to express feelings, learn beneficial coping skills, and meet others in similar circumstances. The weekend is designed to offer campers many opportunities to find support both from the other campers as well as from staff who are sensitive to the specific needs of children and teens.
Where: Camp Ojiketa, Chisago City, MN
When: June 1-2, 2013
Contact: 651-257-8850
Space is limited and registrations are accepted in the order received.

Coon Rapids

Grief support

Grief support programs help preschoolers to teens deal with losing a loved one.
Where: Mercy Hospital, 4050 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433
When: Call for dates.
Contact: Mercy Hospital Social Services at 763-236-8050 or Jackie Sandusky at 763-442-3020 (this is her cell phone).


East Gull Lake

Camp Journey

A weekend camp for kids ages 7-18
Where: Confidence Learning Center, Sylvan Lake, East Gull Lake, MN
When: May 17-19, 2013
Contact: Jenni at 218-828-2344


Faribault

Grief support

Grief support for families that have lost a child through death. Open to community.
Where: Our Saviors Lutheran Church
When: Call for dates.
Contact: Pastor Joanna Mitchell 507-331-2276.


Fergus Falls

Camp Emily

Hope, Healing and Happiness for Grieving Kids and Families.
Thanks to the generosity of Elaine H. Olson, the Lake Region Hospital Foundation, the Unite Way, Bethlehem Lutheran Church and community supporters, Camp Emily is offered FREE of charge.
Where: Lakeland Hospice Office, Fergus Falls, MN
When: October 12, 2013
Contact: 218-998-1400 or 888-820-7885


Hastings

Rainbows: Guiding Kids through Life's Storms

Grief support for children, preschool through high school.
Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Hastings, MN
When: Call for dates.
Contact: Jill Skaife at 651-437-4254 or jskaife@seasparish.org


Hayward, WI

Camp Kesem Minnesota

The University of MN sponsors this camp to provide support for children, ages 6-16, affected by a parent's cancer.
Where: Camp Northstar, Hayward, WI
When: August, 18-23, 2013
Contact: 608-212-8962 or Email minnesota@campkesem.org. For more information www.campkesem.org


Kasson

Whispering Willow

Offers support groups for kids of all ages.
Where: Kasson, MN
Contact: Joan Ward 507-251-6768 or www.whispering-willow.com


Minneapolis

Healing Quilt

Healing Quilt offers comfort and support to children and families in the Children's Hospitals and Clinics system after the death of a sibling or child.
Where: Children's Hospitals and Clinics – Minneapolis, 2525 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
When: Call for dates.
Contact: 612-813-7216.

Pathways, A Health Crisis Resource Center

This organization offers support groups, classes and complementary therapies for people with life-threatening illness, their families and caregivers.
Where: Pathways , 3115 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
When: Call for dates.
Contact: Call 612-822-9061. E-mail pathways@pathwaysminneapolis.org. Visit www.pathwaysminneapolis.org.


Robbinsdale

Grief Support

Eight-week Grief Support for Children, Teens, and their Parents offered twice a year to help children and teens grieving the death of a loved one.
Where: North Memorial Hospital, 3300 Oakdale Ave. N., Robbinsdale 55419
When: Call for dates.
Contact: Mary Marcoux at North Memorial Hospital 763-520-4834. E-mail mary.marcoux@northmemorial.com.


Rochester

Good Grief Camp

Good Grief Camp is a day camp for children in grades 2-12.
Where: Rochester, MN
When: Call for dates.
Contact: 507-285-1930 or www.seasonshospice.org

Healing Adventures Camp

Mayo Hospice Program sponsors a free camp for children and teens (ages 5 - 18 years) who have experienced a loss of a loved one.
When: May 4, 2013
Cost: Free
Contact: Patty Rankin at 507-284-4002


Saint Paul

Camp Noah

Camp Noah is a day camp sponsored by Lutheran Social Services.
Where: Rochester, MN.
When: Call for dates.
Contact: 800-957-0061 or www.lssmn.or/camp_noah/camp3.htm

Center for Grief

The Center's many programs include support groups for Spouse/Partner loss, child loss, suicide survivors, homicide loss. All who have experienced significant loss. Groups also available for LGBT, women's group and sibling loss.
Where: The Center for Grief, 1133 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
When: Call for dates.
Contact: Call 651-641-0177. E-mail cg@griefloss.org. Visit www.griefloss.org.

Family Nights

Allina Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care offers a 6 week family program for families who have experienced the death of one of the parents. The program is for the surviving parent and school age children; 3 and 4 year olds are also welcome but will participate in a separate supervised activity during part of the evening. Dinner is provided.
When: Call for dates.
Where: Allina Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care, 1055 Westgate Drive, Suite 100 St. Paul, MN 55114
Cost: $60/family, scholarships available.
Contact: Allina Grief Resources at 651-628-1752.

Grief support

HealthEast Hospice Care offers support groups, home visits and counseling to bereaved families.
Where: HealthEast Hospice Care, 69 West Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
When: Call for dates.
Contact: Barb Wahrenbrock at 651-232-3543.

Healing Quilt

Healing Quilt offers comfort and support to children and families in the Children's Hospitals and Clinics system after the death of a sibling or child.
Where: Children's Hospitals and Clinics – St. Paul, 345 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
When: Call for dates.
Contact: 612-813-7216.

Facing Cancer Together (FaCT) - Education & Support Program - Angel Foundation

Facing Cancer Together (FaCT) is offered free of charge for children and families who have a parent with cancer. FaCT helps families gain understanding, strength, and hope as they journey through the cancer experience together.
Where: 708 South Third Street Suite 105E Saint Paul, MN 55108.
When: Call for dates.
Contact: Janice Haines 612-627-9000. Email - FACT@mnangel.org or visit www.MNAngel.org.


Shakopee

Child loss grief support

Offers hope and provides support, education and resources to those who have experienced the death of a child.
When: Call for dates.
Where: St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee, MN 55379
Contact: Call 952-403-2002.


Slayton

Camp Love's Embrace

A weekend camp for grieving kids ages 7-14
Where: Shetek Lutheran Ministries Camp, Slayton, MN
When: May 18-19, 2013
Contact:507-836-8431 or www.camplovesembrace.com


Stewartville

Healing Adventure Camp

Mayo Hospice Program hosts a free, one day camp for children and teens (ages 5 - 18 years) who have experienced the death of an important person in his or her life..
Where: Ironwood Springs Ranch, Stewartville, MN
When: Call for dates.
Contact: Carol Kuisle 507-284-1690.


Stillwater

Grief support

Lakeview Hospital sponsors support groups for children (kindergarten to senior high) and families who have lost loved ones.

Where: Lakeview Hospital, 927 Churchill Street West, Stillwater, MN 55082
When: Contact: 651-430-4586.


Willmar

Camp GK Bear

A weekend camp for grieving kids grades 1-6.
Where: Rice Grief Center, Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, MN
When: April 6, 2013
Contact: Brenda Wiese at 320-231-4714 or www.ricehospital.com/grief/gkbear.html


Willow River

Camp Erin

Youth Grief Services hosts an annual 3 day camp for children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a family member or friend.
When: July 19-21, 2013.
Where: One Heartlad Center, Willow River
Contact: Youth Grief Services, 952-892-2111. Email jsimmon3@fairview.org or visit our website Youth Grief Services


Danbury, WI

Faith's Lodge

Faiths' Lodge is a unique retreat for families who currently have a seriously ill child or have suffered the loss of a child.
To stay at Faith's Lodge, each couple or family must receive a referral from a member of their healthcare team or faith community, a mental health practitioner, or an approved support organization, such as the Ronald McDonald House.
When: Call for dates.
Contact: 715-866-8200 to speak to a staff member.

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