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Grief support groups: City of St. Paul

Multiple Locations

The Compassionate Friends

Grief support for parents, grandparents, or siblings (over 12) who have experienced the death of a child.
Contact: For information regarding dates, times, and locations, please visit their website at Compassionate Friends

Survivor Resources

Loss Specific Groups for Homicide, Suicide, Accident for Adults, Teens & Children

When: Mondays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
Where: St. Paul Police Headquarters 367 Grove Street
Cost: Free, but pre-registration is needed.
Contact: Resgister by calling Margaret McAbee at 651-266-5674

Bridge Collapse Groups

For families affected by the 2007 I -35W Bridge Collapse
When:2nd and 4th Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Where: St. Paul Police Headquarters 367 Grove Street
Cost: Free, but pre-registration is needed.
Contact: Resgister by calling Margaret McAbee at 651-266-5674

Men's Group

Men will have the opportunity once a month to participate in a men only support group. Come every week to participate in the whole series, or come once a month for the Men's group.
When: Call for dates.
Where: St. Paul Police Headquarters 367 Grove Street
Cost: Free
Contact: Resgister by calling Margaret McAbee at 651-266-5674

Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota

Minneapolis campus: 2525 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
St. Paul campus: 345 North Smith, St. Paul, MN 55102

Family Grief Support Program

Meets twice a year on Thursday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m. Programs are offered for bereaved parents, siblings ages 4 to 18, extended family members.

Daytime Grief Group

A daytime grief group for bereaved parents meets every other Wednesday morning from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare is available for pre-school children. Participants must make a commitment to the entire series.
For more information contact 612-813-6622

SIDS Parent Support Group

This group is for newly bereaved parents. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Children's in the Family Resource Center (Minneapolis campus). Contact 612-813-6285.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

For parents who have experienced a perinatal loss. This group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month on the St. Paul campus. Registration is required; however, there is no fee. Contact 651-241-6206 for more information.

The Center for Grief

Adult Loss Therapy Groups

The Center for Grief offers therapy groups designed to provide a safe and supportive setting for people to share their loss journey with others. These groups are facilitated by professional grief therapists and provide an opportunity for participants to explore the impact that the loss has had and continues to have on their lives.
Groups available
Children's, 'Tweens' and Teens' Loss Groups
Sibling or Friend Loss Group
After the Breakup Group
Homicide Survivors Group
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group
Women's Loss Group
Gay Men's Loss Group
Professional Caregiver Group

When: Call for availability.
Where: Center for Grief, 1122 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Cost: $70.00 per session. Insurance accepted and sliding fee scale available
Contact: Call 651-641-0177. E-mail cg@griefloss.org


Capital City Coalition

Grief education and support

The Capitol City Grief Coalition sponsors various education and support groups.

When: Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: The House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Avenue
Cost: Free (Donations gratefully accepted.)
Contact: Call Lois Knutson at 651-227-4430


Allina Health Home Care Services

Mother Loss for Adult Daughters

An education and support group series for women whose mothers have died.
When: Next groups starting in January 2015, then again in April and September 2015
Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Drive, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114
Cost: $25.00, sliding fee available - Call to register, space is limited.
Contact: Call Allina Health Grief Resources at 651-628-1752.

Mother Loss Retreat Day: The Search for the Mother Within

Allina Health Home Care Services sponsors a one-day retreat for women who, as adults, have experienced the death of their mother and wish to embark on a journey to integrate this life change through body, mind and spirit.
When: November 2014 and May 2015 (exact date to be determined)
Cost: $60.00 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.) Sliding fee available.
Contact: Call Allina Health Grief Resources at 651-628-1752.

Daytime Spouse/Partner Loss Group

A six-week support group for those grieving the death of a spouse/partner.
When: January, April, and September 2014
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00, sliding fee available
Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Drive, Suite 100 , St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact: Call Allina Health Grief Resources at 651-628-1752.

Evening Spouse/Partner Loss Group

A six-week support group for those grieving the death of a spouse/partner.
When: Summer 2014
Cost: $25.00, sliding fee available
Contact: Call Allina Health Grief Resources at 651-628-1752.

Family Nights Program

A six-week family program for families with a surviving parent and 5 - 18 year old children. Dinner is provided.
When: TBD.
Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Drive, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114
Cost: $60 registration, sliding fee available.
Contact: Call Allina Health Grief Resources at 651-628-1752.

Family Grief Support Day 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 Health Hospice, HealthEast Hospice, HealthPartners Hospice of the Lakes, Fairview Hospice, Methodist-Park Nicollet Hospice, and North Memorial Hospice. Preregistration is required.
When:February 21, 2015
Where: TBD
Contact: Call Allina Health Grief Resources at 651-628-1752
Cost: TBD

Journaling Your Way Through Grief

Allina Health Home Care Services Offers a six-week grief group exploring grief using art, writing, music and more. Appropriate for any death-related loss in the past two years.
When: April 2014
Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Drive, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114
Cost: $25 registration, sliding fee/scholarships available.
Contact: Call Allina Health Grief Resources at 651-628-1752 for information and to be added to the waiting list

Young Adults Grief Group

An education and support group series for emerging adults (ages 18-26) who have experienced the death of a loved one.
When: Group will begin in Spring 2015
Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Drive, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114
Cost: $25.00, sliding fee available - Call to register, space is limited.
Contact: Call Allina Health Grief Resources at 651-628-1752.

HealthPartners

The Grief Journey - HealthPartners Hospice of the Lakes

The Grief Journey consists of 6 week sessions facilitated by a trained leader that offer both an educational presentation and small group discussion. It is not necessary to be affiliated with HealthPartners to participate. This group is also offered at two other locations in the Twin Cities metro area.

When:: Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Call for specific dates and other locations
Where: Lilydale Senior Living, 949 Sibley Memorial Highway Lilydale
Contact: Kay Johnson at 952-883-6839 or email at kay.l.johnson@healthpartners.com

Men’s Group

This group is designed for adult men who have experienced the death of a loved one. It is facilitated by a trained leader and is confidential. Through support and education we help those who are grieving understand and learn ways to express their grief. Each session is complete in itself which allows you to attend one session or all of them. No registration is required and there is no cost.

When:: 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (beginning March 8, 2014)
Where: HealthPartners Como Clinic, 2500 Como Ave, St. Paul (Conference Room A- 2nd Floor)
Contact: Aaron Beaudry at 952-883-6967 or email at aaron.b.beaudry@healthpartners.com or Kay Johnson at 952-883-6839 or email at kay.l.johnson@healthpartners.com

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