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Grief support groups: Greater Minnesota (towns, G to N)

Glencoe
Glenwood
Graceville
Granite Falls
Hendricks (Lincoln County)
Hibbing
Howard Lake
Hutchinson (McLeod County)
Jackson
Lake City (Goodhue and Wabasha counties)

Litchfield
Little Falls (Morrison County)
Luverne (Rock County)
Mahnomen
Mankato, Saint Peter

Melrose
Montgomery
Monticello
Mora (Kanabec County)
Morris (Stevens County)
New York Mills
North Branch
Northfield


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

Glencoe

Adult Grief Support Group

Allina Health Home Care Services Hutchinson/Glencoe Branch sponsors a series of education and support group sessions for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.
When: Six weeks in the fall
Where: Glencoe
Contact: Call Mary Nelson, LSW at 320-484-9210

Grief Group for Men

Allina Health Home Care Services Hutchinson/Glencoe Branch sponsors a series of education and support group sessions for men who are grieving the death of a loved one.
When: Six weeks in the spring
Where: Glencoe
Contact: Call Mary Nelson, LSW at 320-484-9210

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Glenwood

Bereavement support

Glacial Ridge Health System and Hoplins Funeral Home co-sponsor a six-week series of support group sessions for bereaved persons, young adult age and older.
When: Spring and Fall (6-week sessions), Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Please call to confirm
Where: Parkview Court, 300 SE 8th Avenue
Cost: Free
Contact: Call Diane Middendorf at 320-634-2221

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Graceville

Bereavement support

A collaboratively sponsored group with Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville, Clinton, Graceville & Browns Valley.
When: Call to confirm.
Where: Holy Trinity Hospital - Conference Room
Cost: Call to confirm.

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Granite Falls

Bereavement support group

Rice Hospice offers 6 week session support groups throughout the year.
When: Call to confirm
Where: Call to confirm
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Lindsey Peterson, 1-800-336-7423 or 320-894-2305

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Hendricks (Lincoln County)

Adult-focused support

Hendricks Community Hospital Association sponsors support group sessions for grieving adults.
When: Annually, as needed
Where: Hendricks Community Hospital, 503 East Lincoln Street, Hendricks, MN 56136
Contact: Call Dawn Popowski, licensed social worker, at 507-275-2202

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Hibbing

Grief support group

NorthStar Hospice sponsors an ongoing, informal, chaplain lead support group for bereaved persons.
When: 12:00 p.m., 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: Grandma's In the Park Restaurant
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Sarah, Beckie or Steve, 218-262-6982

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Howard Lake

Grief and Loss Support Group

The support group meets to create an opportunity and atmosphere for individuals to be supported, encouraged and accepted while they grieve. The various types of grief and loss, stages of grief and feelings related to grief and loss are discussed. The Christian perspective is included as it relates to grief and loss.
When: Contact the church office for dates and times.
Where: St. James Lutheran Church, 1000 7th Avenue, Howard Lake MN 55349
Contact: Church Office at (320) 543-2766

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Hutchinson (McLeod County)

Adult education and support

Allina Health Home Care Services Hutchinson/Glencoe Branch sponsors a series of education and support group sessions for adults who have lost loved ones.
When: Series runs for four to six weeks in the spring and fall.
Where: Hutchinson Hospital
Contact: Mary Nelson, LSW, 320-234-4738

Grief Recovery Friends
This group is for adults who has experienced the death of a loved one.
When: Second Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapels - Oakland Chapel, 805 Highway 15 South, Hutchinson
Contact: Call Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel at 320-587-2128

Compassionate Friends
This group is for parents and family members who have experienced the death of a child of any age.
When: Second Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapels - Oakland Chapel, 805 Highway 15 South, Hutchinson
Contact: Call Jo Rech at 320-833-2300

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Jackson

Grief support group

Sanford Hospice offers a support group series for adult persons experiencing grief and loss.
When: Spring (6-week session), call for dates
Where: Call for details
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Kathy Fransen at 507-372-7770

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Lake City (Goodhue and Wabasha counties)

Adult education and support
Lake City Hospice/Homecare sponsors a grief support group series primarily for adults.
When: Every spring and fall
Where: Lake City Medical Center, 500 West Grant Street, Lake City, MN 55041
Contact: Call Diane Briggs, hospice/homecare coordinator, at 651-345-1128.

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Litchfield

Grief Education and Support Group

Litchfield Area Hospice sponsors a six week support group for grieving adults three times per year.
When: Six week sessions, three times a year with weekly meetings in the evenings, call for dates and times.
Where: Litchfield Area Hospice, 218 North Holcombe Avenue
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Judy Loecken at 320-693-7367.

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Little Falls (Morrison County)

Caring and Comforting Social Gathering

Catholic Charities sponsors this ongoing group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. All faiths welcome.
When: First Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm, for lunch and fellowship.
Where: Pizza Ranch, 202 Lemieur Street
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: 320-529-0427

Little Falls Grief Support Group

An on-going grief support group, open to all faiths.
When: Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 2 PM.
Where:Caritas, 3rd floor of St. Joseph's Hall (Unity Specialty Center), 808 3rd St SE, Suite 310, Little Falls.
For more information call: (320) 529-0427.

Meeting of the Hearts

When: Meets third Tuesday of each month, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Horizon Health in Pierz
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Pat at 320-468-2268

Caring and Sharing

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Nurses sponsor a social interaction group for adults.
When: First Thursday of each month, 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Pizza Ranch, 202 Lemieur Street
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Betty Pasela 320-632-6239

Coping with Grief

Brenny Funeral Home sponsors this support group that runs for seven weeks in the fall and spring.
When: Monday evenings for seven weeks, every fall and spring
Where: First Lutheran Church Library, 2100 Riverview Drive
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: 320-632-4393

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Luverne (Rock County)

Grief Support Group

Hospice of Luverne Community Hospital sponsors a series of support group sessions for grieving adults.
When: Series runs for six weeks, with meetings on Mondays, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hospice of Luverne Community Hospital, 402 East Main Street, Luverne, MN 56156
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Jill Roemen at 507-283-1805.

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Mahnomen

Adult Support Group

Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Hospice of the Red River Valley’s main office in Fargo, ND at 701-237-4629 or 1-800-237-4629; or the Detroit Lakes office at 218-847-9493. E-mail questions@hrrv.org.

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Mankato, Saint Peter

Grief groups, seminars and workshops

Grief support and counseling, programs-groups, seminars, and inservices are offered throughout the year. Grief counseling is available in the Mankato area and surrounding communities.
When: Call to confirm.
Where: Call to confirm.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Chaplain Barb Lindeman Jackman at 507-381-6713.

Grief support services

Immanuel St. Joseph Hospice offers various grief support services for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
When: Call to confirm
Where: Call to confirm
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Jeanne Atkinson, bereavement coordinator, 507-385-2618

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Melrose

Melrose Grief Support Group

A peer group offering a time to share and connect with others who have had the death of a loved one. All faiths welcome.
When: First Wednesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Parish Center, Melrose.
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Roxann Storms at 320-529-0427.

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Montgomery

Grief Support Group

This group is to learn about the grieving process and receive care and support from others who are grieving.
When: Call to confirm when series begins. Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Where: St. John's Lutheran Church, 105 Spruce Ave. NW, Montgomery, MN.
Contact: Pre-register at the church: 507-364-5002. Facilitators Marilyn Campbell Richter and Pastor Robert Rendahl.

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Monticello

GALA (loss of spouse)

This organization is open to any widow or widower who needs to know that there are others that have experienced the same trauma. This is not a dating service, nor a typical grief support group, but a band of caring individuals that realize that life goes on, and it's possible to smile again. Through fellowship and friendship, all try to make the transition period a little smoother. The group meets for dinners, cards, work on crafts, tours, games, bowling, shopping and various sport events.
When: Call to confirm.
Where: Call for location.
Cost: $15.00 membership a year to cover mailings.
Contact: Melba Louisiana at (763) 682-2291 or Dorothy Gratzek at (763) 497-7820

Support group

This ongoing group is for grieving adults.
When: Second Tuesday of each month, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Monticello Senior Center, 505 Walnut Street, Suite 3, Monticello, MN 55362
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Jeanie Fobbe at 763-682-7486.

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Mora (Kanabec County)

Adult grief support

Ingebrand Funeral Home hosts a series of support group sessions for grieving adults.
When: Series meets every other Monday for eight sessions.
Where: Ingebrand Funeral Home, 932 Highway 65 South, Mora, MN 55051
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Jane Ingebrand at 320-679-1933.

Compassionate Companions Club

Persons of any age can join this ongoing group.
When: Second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Kanabec Hospital, 301 South Highway 65, Mora, MN 55051
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Molly O’Reilly at 320-679-6314.

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Morris (Stevens County)

Adult grief support

Stevens Community Medical Center hosts a series for grieving adults.
When: Second Monday of each month, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch provided
Where: Stevens Community Medical Center - New Conference Room on Main Level by Dialysis. 400 East First Street, Morris, MN 56267
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Rondi Lillehaug at 320-589-7641.

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New York Mills

Grief Support

When: 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.
Where: Elders Home 215 Tousley Ave. South (Conference Room - Please us South Main entrance)
Cost: Free
Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice

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North Branch

Loss of spouse

Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice sponsors a support group for people of any age who have lost a partner or spouse.
When: Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, 6385 Maple St.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Gretchen Kirvida at 651-257-7837.

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Northfield

Bereavement support

Northfield Hospice offers grief support and educational events for all adult community members in the Northfield area. The group is free and open to the public; your loved one did not need to be under Hospice care for you to attend.  We also offer a range of educational events and speakers throughout the year.
When: Series runs every fall for six weeks, with meetings on Wednesdays.
Where: 2000 North Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057
Cost: Free
Contact: Call or email Amanda Pettis, MSW, Bereavement Coordinator or 507-646-1037.

Northfield Grief Coalition

All groups and events are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. Church affiliation in NOT required. Groups are held weekly at various locations in the community and you do not need to pre-register, unless otherwise noted.
For more information, please contact: Barbara Knaak 507-664-0444. E-mail bknaak4@charter.net.

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