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Grief support groups: Northeast metropolitan area

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

Northern suburbs

North Suburban Growing Through Loss©

The Twin Cities' North Suburban Grief Support Coalition sponsors the "Growing Through Loss" series twice yearly, providing an opportunity for individuals to obtain information and support for a variety of loss and grief issues. Each session is complete in itself. Each session opens with a prayer and a speaker from 7 to 7:45, break from 7:45 to 8 and small group session from 8 to 9 p.m. You are invited to attend one or all of the sessions.
When:Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 9 p.m. with registration beginning at 6:45 p.m. Spring and Fall Series.
Where: Area churches. Cost: Free. Also, free child care is available. To obtain child care, call 763-755-5335 no later than the Monday prior to each session with your name and the number of children and their ages.
Contact: 763-755-5335, or visit

Arden Hills, Roseville

Grief Support Group

North Heights Lutheran Church hosts a support group that offers a Christian perspective on grief and loss.
When: First and third Monday of each month, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m..
Where: North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 West Highway 96, Arden Hills, MN 55112
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Bud at 763-571-1193, Phyllis at 651-639-8226, or Alvina at 651-483-3609.


Adult grief group series

Cambridge Medical Center sponsors a support group series for grieving adults.
When: Series runs four times a year, meeting Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cambridge Medical Center, North Wing Classroom, 701 South Dellwood Street, Cambridge, MN 55008
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Launa Hollen at 763-689-7700, ext. 1159

Grief share group

When: Begins 9/9 – for nine weeks, every Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm
Where: First Baptist Church, Cambridge

Chisago Lakes, Lindstrom, North Branch, Rush City

Groups for adults and individual counseling

HomeCaring Hospice based in Chisago Lakes, Minnesota, sponsors opportunities for adults to deal with grief in group and one-on-one settings.
When: Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m..
Where: St. Gregory's Catholic Church, 38725 Forest Blvd., North Branch, MN 55056
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Gretchen Kirvida at 651-257-7837.

Lindstrom (Chisago County)

Growing Through Loss

Child care is available during this education and support series for grieving adults sponsored by area churches.
When: Series runs twice a year.
Where: Call to confirm location in Lindstrom area.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Gretchen Kirvida at 651-257-7837.


Adult grief support group

St. John's Hospital hosts an ongoing support group for grieving adults.
When: Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: St. John's Hospital, 1575 Beam Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55109
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Chaplain Ted Hein at 651-232-7397.

Oak Park Heights, Stillwater

Weathering Life's Losses

Lakeview Hospital sponsors weekly support groups for adults who have lost a loved one. When: Every Thursday, 6 to 7:15 p.m. (except Thanksgiving)
Where: Stillwater Medical Group Women's Center (on the Lakeview Hospital campus)
Contact: Call 651-430-4586 for information

Kids and Teens Support Group (ages 5 to 17)

For children who have lost a loved one, and their parents/guardians.
When: Thursdays, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Where: Boutwell's Landing, 5600 Norwich Parkway, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
Cost: Free
Contact: Call 651-430-4686.

Transforming Grief Into Growth

Join us for a five-week series offering individuals and families information, insights, understanding and support thru the grief process. Various topics will be discussed ranging from; what is the grief process, our emotions, communication, healthy ways of taking care of us as well as goal setting & rebuilding our lives. It is important that you attend all of the sessions. Please allow yourself 4 weeks after a death before attending this group.
When: Call for dates
Where: Stillwater - East Metro 2800 Curve Crest Blvd. Stillwater, MN 55082.
Cost: Free
Contact: Call 651-439-5511.

Open Discussion Group

This is an ongoing group. You can join us anytime. A discussion will be lead in this open forum of discussion along with various speakers. Refreshments will be served.
When: First Wednesday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Stillwater - East Metro 2800 Curve Crest Blvd. Stillwater, MN 55082
Cost: Free
Contact: Call 651-439-5511.

Saint Anthony

Grief support group

When: First and third Thursday of each month, 3 p.m.
Where: St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center, 2739 NE Stinson Blvd., St. Anthony, MN 55418
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Christine Shannon at 612-781-6529.


This video/discussion group offers a Christian perspective.
When: Call to confirm.
Where: Call to confirm.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Eva Addison at 612-781-2766.

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: Chandler Place Assisted Living, 3701 Chandler Dr. NE, St. Anthony
Contact: Call Kay Johnson at 952-883-6839 or email at

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