Grief support groups: Southeast metropolitan area
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
Growing Through Loss - South Suburban Coalition
Educational series for grieving adults. Each session begins with a speaker, followed by small group discussions. Each session is complete in itself. You're welcome to attend one or all. The Interdenominational South Suburan Grief Support Coalition is made up of churches in Lakeville, West St. Paul, Eagan, Savage, Rosemount, Prior Lake, Mendota, Burnsville and Apple Valley
When: Call for dates
Where: Call for location.
Cost: Freewill offering (proceeds to support the Growing Through Loss ministry)
Contact: Call 952-890-0045. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Grief Support
Youth Grief Services offers a support series for kids ages 4 to 18 who have had a loved-one die.
When: Twice a year, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Where: Ebenezer Ridges, 13810 Community Drive
Contact: Pre-registration required, call 952-892-2111
Grief Care Group
Kok Funeral Homes and area churches sponsor educational support meetings which include speaker presentations regarding several topics related to the grief journey followed by discussion within the group. A detailed schedule is available online at kokfuneral.com.
When: First and Third Mondays of the Month (Except for summer: June, July, August - Only First Monday); 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: South Washington County Senior Center: 8400 E. Point Douglas Rd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Contact: Call 651-459-2483 or email Lara Shea at email@example.com
Contact Jeanne Loesch, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grief education and support
The Hastings Area Grief Coalition sponsors regular grief education and support group sessions for anyone grieving the death of a significant person. In a respectful Christian atmosphere, this coalition welcomes all people with opportunities to understand and express their own grief experience.
When: Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hastings Senior Center, 213 Ramsey Street, Hastings, MN 55033
Contact: Call Marty McNunn at 651-437-6817 or Donna Mathiowetz at 651-437-8788.
Adult Grief Support Group
Registration is required for this support group series sponsored by Fairview Red Wing Home Care and Hospice.
When: Twice per year in the Fall and Spring, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 701 Fairview Blvd., Red Wing, MN 55066
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Karen Hanson at 651-267-5386.
Grief Support Group
This group is a 5-week education and support program for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
When: Call for dates.
Where: Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
Contact: Call Pastor Marlin Harris at 651-739-5144 (ext. 217).
This 14-week seminar/support group is for people grieving the death of someone close. It offers a Christian perspective. Your attendance and discussions are confidential.
When: Call to confirm.
Where: Five Oaks Community Church, 4416 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129
Cost: $15 for materials - Scholarships are available.
Contact: Call the church office at 651-459-7485. Visit GriefShare.org.