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Throughout Minnesota
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Coon Rapids
Crystal
Maplewood

Minneapolis
Red Wing
Rogers

Robbinsdale
Saint Paul
Waconia
White Bear Lake

Throughout Minnesota

The Compassionate Friends

Minnesota chapters of The Compassionate Friends sponsor support groups and peer counseling for families following the death of a child of any age. Special groups for parents, grandparents and siblings (age 12 and older) meet throughout the state.
Where: Groups meet in various locations in the Twin Cities' metropolitan area and Greater Minnesota.
Contact: Call 763-542-8528 if you're in the Twin Cities. Call 1-877-969-0010 if you're in Greater Minnesota. Visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

Missing GRACE Foundation

Missing GRACE Foundation provides support groups and resources for families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, infertility and adoption. It also offers education and programs to help reduce the number of infant deaths in America. Missing GRACE Foundation offers online support groups, phone support, GRACE Care Baskets, hospital and home visits.

GRACE support groups are provided for women and men who have experienced a loss due to ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other causes. Please call in advance if you plan to attend. More information can be found at www.MissingGRACE.org.
Where: The Missing GRACE Foundation, P.O. Box 1625, Maple Grove, MN 55311
Contact: Call Candy McVicar at 763-497-0709. Email info@missinggrace.org.

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc., Minnesota Hope Chapter

This chapter's many services for families of homicide victims include monthly meetings, a telephone support network, information about the grief process, a speakers' bureau and accompaniment to court proceedings.
Where: Parents of Murdered Children, Inc., Minnesota Hope Chapter, P.O. Box 516, Circle Pines, MN 55014
Contact: Call 651-484-0336. Email pomcmn@isd.net.

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.
Where: Groups meet in various locations in the Twin Cities' metropolitan area and Greater Minnesota.
Contact: Call 612-813-6285 or 1-800-732-3812 for further information.

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Bloomington

Bittersweet

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

Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group

This group for parents who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Trained perinatal loss/bereavement counselors facilitate each session.
Where: Fairview Ridges Hospital, 210 Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville, MN 55337
Contact: Call Fairview On-Call at 612-672-7272.

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Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids GRACE Support Group

A GRACE Support Group is a safe place to find community with others who have had a pregnancy or infant loss, or face infertility challenges. The groups are open to individuals and couples looking to work through grief in healthy ways, and to commemorate their loved ones who left this world and the arms of their loving parents too soon. Please call Missing GRACE Foundation in advance if you plan to attend a support group. More information can be found at www.MissingGRACE.org.
When: The first Monday of every month from: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Contact: Call Candy McVicar at 763-497-0709. Email info@missinggrace.org.

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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 a.m. to 1:00p.m. Evening support meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: IRIS office, 101 NW Third Street, Faribault.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: IRIS office at (507) 334-4748 or Email IRIS or Website is www.IRISremembers.com

Maplewood

Pregnancy and infant loss

A support group for parents grieving miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death meets the first and third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: St. John's Hospital, 1575 Beam Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55109
Contact: Call Sheila Priebe at 651-232-3192.

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Minneapolis

Bittersweet

A support group for parents who've experienced the death of a twin or multiple meets once a month.
Where: Call to verify exact location.
Contact: Call Barb Schaack, RN, at 952-854-1997.
2308 Skyline Drive in Bloomington

Healing Quilt

Healing Quilt offers comfort and support to families in the Children's Hospitals and Clinics system after the death of their child.
Where: Children's Hospitals and Clinics – Minneapolis, 2525 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact: Call Brian Brooks 612-813-7346.

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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.
Where: Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 701 Fairview Blvd., Red Wing, MN 55066
Contact: Call Ann at 651-385-3410.

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Rogers

Rogers GRACE Support Group

A GRACE Support Group is a safe place to find community with others who have had a pregnancy or infant loss, or face infertility challenges. The groups are open to individuals and couples looking to work through grief in healthy ways, and to commemorate their loved ones who left this world and the arms of their loving parents too soon. Please call Missing GRACE Foundation in advance if you plan to attend a support group. More information can be found at www.MissingGRACE.org
When: The second and fourth Tuesday of every month
Where: The Center for G.R.A.C.E.
21370 John Milless Dr #210, Rogers, MN 55374
Contact: Call Candy McVicar at 763-497-0709. Email info@missinggrace.org.
*Childcare provided.

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Saint Paul

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group

This is a facilitated "open" group that provides a venue for parents to come together and share their grief journey. One meeting per month has a specific topic, and the other meeting of the month is an open forum for sharing.
When: Second and fourth Mondays of the month, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: United Hospital, 333 N. Smith Ave. St. Paul 55102
Contact: Call 651-241-6206.

Pregnancy After Loss

A support group for pregnant parents dealing with issues after a previous pregnancy loss.
When: First and third Mondays of the month, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: United Hospital, 333 N. Smith Ave. St. Paul 55102
Contact: Call 651-241-6206.

Center for Grief

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

Healing Quilt

Healing Quilt offers comfort and support to families in the Children's Hospitals and Clinics system after the death of their child.
Where: Children's Hospitals and Clinics – St. Paul, 345 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact: Call Brain Brooks 612-813-7346.

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Waconia

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

This group is designed for parents who have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.
When: 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 South Maple St., Waconia
For more information call: 952-442-2191, ext. 6190

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White Bear Lake

Adjusting to the death of a child

This group is designed for a parent(s) who has experienced the death of a child. The group will focus on understanding the grief process and learning to cope and adjust to the death of your child.
When:3rd Thursday of each month - 7 PM
Where:Bradshaw-4600 Greenhaven Dr. White Bear Lake
Contact for reservations: Carol 651-222-8597
Cost: None

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