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Grief support groups: Greater Minnesota (towns, O to Z)

Olivia (Renville County)
Onamia (Mille Lac County)
Ortonville (Big Stone County)
Owatonna
Park Rapids
Red Wing
Rochester

Roseau
Saint Cloud
Saint James (Watonwan County)
Sauk Rapids (Benton County)
Staples
Stillwater

Thief River Falls
Tyler (Lincoln County)
Virginia
Wabasha
Waconia
Walker
Williams
Winona (Winona County)
Windom
Worthington


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

Olivia (Renville County)

Grieving Together

Renville County Hospice offers a grief education and support series for adults.
When: Series runs every spring and fall for five weeks in evenings, call to confirm date and time.
Where: Renville County Hospital, 611 E. Fairview Avenue
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Call Paulette Svoboda, LSW, 320-523-3451

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Onamia

Grief Support Group

Mille Lacs Health System sponsors an on-going support group for adults.
When: Mondays, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: 200 N. Elm Street
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Pat Weiers, LSW, 320-532-2735

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Ortonville (Big Stone County)

Grief Support

Sponsored collaboratively with Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville, Clinton, Graceville & Browns valley
When: Call to confirm - 320-839-2588
Where:Ortonville Area Health Services. Dialysis Building - Lower Level Conference Room

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Owatonna

STAR* (Strength together and remembrance) Spouse-Loss Group

A group that provides support for a spouse or partner after a death.
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Homestead Hospice House, lower level conference room, 2350 26th Street NW
Cost: Free
Contact: Joan Ward at 507-977-2856 with questions (no registration needed)

STAR* (Strength together and remembrance) Coffee and Cookies

A time of social support after a death.
When: 1st Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30 p.m.
Where: Homestead Hospice House, lower level conference room, 2350 26th Street NW
Cost: Free
Contact: Joan Ward at 507-977-2856 with questions (no registration needed)

STAR* (Strength together and remembrance) Daughter/Son-Loss Group

A group that provides support for adult daughters and sons after the death of a parent.
When: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Homestead Hospice House, lower level conference room, 2350 26th Street NW
Cost: Free
Contact: Joan Ward at 507-977-2856 with questions (no registration needed)

STAR* (Strength together and remembrance) Family Night

A group that provides support for children, youth, and their families after a death.
When: 4th Tuesday in Nov., Jan., March., & May 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Homestead Hospice House, lower level conference room, 2350 26th Street NW
Cost: Free
Contact: Joan Ward at 507-977-2856 with questions and to register

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Park Rapids

Grief Support Group

St. Joseph’s Area Health Services offers an on-going grief education and support course for adults.
When: First Thursday of the month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: 600 Pleasant Avenue
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Laurel Hed, LSW, 218-237-5744

Grief Support Group

St. Joseph’s Area Health Services offers an on-going grief education and support course for adults.
When: First Tuesday of the month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Hope Lutheran Church, Walker
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Laurel Hed, LSW, 218-237-5744

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Red Wing

Adult Grief Support Group

Fairview Red Wing Home Care and Hospice sponsors grief education and support group series for adults.
When: Series runs every spring and fall, with meetings on Tuesdays, 5 to 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.

Perinatal loss

Fairview Red Wing Home Care and Hospice sponsors a support group for parents who have lost an infant.
When: Group meets as needed. Call to confirm.
Where: Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, 701 Fairview Blvd., Red Wing, MN 55066
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Ann Quarnstrom at 651-385-3413.

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Rochester

Ongoing education and discussion

Heartland Hospice offers ongoing education and discussion groups for grieving adults.
When: Second Tuesday of every month from 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Heartland Hospice, 3143 Superior Dr., Suite A
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Sue Flemke, LICSW, 507-292-1170

Adult grief support

Mayo Hospice Program sponsors a series of sessions for adults, age 20 and older.
When: Series runs for eight weeks every spring and fall.
Where: Mayo Hospice Program, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Carolyn Wall at 507-284-1690.

Child/teen grief support (Group)

Mayo Hospice Program sponsors a series of sessions for children and teens, 6 to 19 years.
When: Call to confirm dates.
Where: Mayo Hospice Program, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Carolyn Wall at 507-284-1690.

Child/teen grief support (Camp)

Mayo Hospice Program, with support from the department of Chaplain Services and Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, sponsors a one-day camp for children and teens (ages 5-18) who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
When: May 14, 2011. Registration deadline: April 29, 2011.
Cost: Free
Contact: Call Carol Kuisle at 507-284-1690 or 800-679-9084 or email: kuisle.carol@mayo.edu.

Young adult grief discussion group

Seasons Hospice sponsors this discussion group for young adults.
When: Annually in the fall and spring.
Where: Call to confirm.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Kris Litzow at 507-285-1930.

Newly Bereaved

Seasons Hospice sponsors this discussion group for newly bereaved adults.
When: Ongoing. First Monday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and third Monday of every month, 12:00-2:00
Where: Seasons Hospice Office, 1811 Greenview Pl. SW.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Marianne Maruca at 507-285-1930.

Grief Group

Seasons Hospice sponsors this 8 week grief group for adults.
When: 3 times/year, evenings.
Where: Seasons Hospice Office, 1811 Greenview Pl. SW.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Marianne Maruca at 507-285-1930.

New Journey: Rebuilding Your Life

Seasons Hospice sponsors this grief group for adults.
When: 4 week series, once a year.
Where: Seasons Hospice Office, 1811 Greenview Pl. SW.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Marianne Maruca at 507-285-1930.

Managing Special Days Without Your Loved One

Seasons Hospice sponsors this grief program for adults.
When: 2 sessions, offered in the Spring.
Where: Seasons Hospice Office, 1811 Greenview Pl. SW.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Marianne Maruca at 507-285-1930.

Managing The Holidays Without A Loved One

Seasons Hospice sponsors this grief program for adults.
When: 2 sessions, offered in the Fall.
Where: Seasons Hospice Office, 1811 Greenview Pl. SW.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Marianne Maruca at 507-285-1930.

Coffee and Conversation

Seasons Hospice sponsors two ongoing opportunities to have coffee and conversation with people who have experienced similar losses, one morning and one evening.
When: The second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 9-10 a.m.
Where: Hospice House, 5650 Weatherhill Road, Rochester, MN 55905.

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When:The third Thursday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: 1811 Greenview Pl. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.
Contact: Marianne Maruca at 507-285-1930.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a faith-based grief support group for those mourning the loss of a loved one.
When: Sunday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 PM; Spring and Fall sessions.
Contact: Dianne Orth at 507-281-3197. Visit GriefShare

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Roseau

Adult grief series

Northern Communities Hospice sponsors a series of education and support group sessions for adults experiencing the loss of a loved one.
When: Series runs for six weeks at a time. Call to confirm.
Where: Roseau Area Hospital, 715 Delmore Drive, Roseau, MN 56761
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Joe McDonnell at 218-463-3211.

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Saint Cloud

RTS Bereavement Support Group

This group is for families and women who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.
When: Second Monday of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Center, Maple room, St. Cloud Hospital, 1406 Sixth Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Family Birthing Center at 320-251-2700 (ext. 53528) or Spiritual Care at 320-251-2700 (ext. 54621).

Grief Support Group

Heartland Home Healthcare & Hospice offers an ongoing adult grief and loss support group.
When: Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Heartland Home Healthcare and Hospice, 605 Franklin Ave NE
Cost: Free
Contact: Call Linda Messer Abraham, LSW, bereavement coordinator, at 320-654-1136 or 1-877-249-8836.

Separated/Divorced Support Group

Offered EVERY MONDAY from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Caritas Family Services, 911 18th Street North, St. Cloud.
Cost: No charge.
All faiths are welcome. Confidentiality respected. Please call 320-529-0427 for more information.

Saint James (Watonwan County)

Grief support group

When: Call to confirm.
Where: Call to confirm.
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Lori Sodeman, licensed social worker, 507-375-8654.

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Sauk Rapids (Benton County)

Suicide Loss Support Group

Catholic Charities sponsors a peer group for people who are dealing with the loss of someone they love due to suicide.
When: Fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Life Transitions, 312 Second Avenue North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Cost: Free.
Contact: Call Center for Life Transitions at 320-529-0427

Widowed Persons Hope Support Group

Catholic Charities sponsors a peer support group offering a time to share and connect with others who have had a similar experience.
When: First and third Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Life Transitions, 312 Second Avenue North
Cost: Free
Contact: Call 320-529-0427

Widowed Hope and General Bereavement Support Group

Catholic Charities sponsors a peer group for widowed men and women OR those who are grieving the loss of other loved ones.
When: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Life Transitions, 312 Second Avenue North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Cost: Free.
Contact: Call Center for Life Transitions at 320-529-0427

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Staples

Grief education series

Lakewood Health System offers a Fall and Winter support group for adults 18 years of age and older. Special arrangements are available for those younger than 18.
When: 3 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays from Jan. 25 through March 1, 2011
Where: Lakewood Health Main Campus, 49725 County 83
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Gayle Christenson, 218-894-8623

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Stillwater

Weathering Life's Losses

Lakeview Hospital and Hospice sponsors an ongoing grief support group for adults who have experienced loss.
When: Every Thursday, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Where: Lakeview Hospital, 927 Churchill Street West
Cost: Free, no registration required
Contact: Bob Furnis 651-430-4578

Kids and Teens in Grief

Lakeview Hospital sponsors a six-week session three times a year for kids and teens who have experienced the loss of a loved on. A parent/guardian component is also a part of the session.
When: Every Thursday for six weeks, 6 to 7:15 p.m., call to confirm dates.
Where: Boutwell's Landing, 5600 Norwich Parkway, Oak Park Heights
Cost: Free, no registration required
Contact: Bob Furniss 651-430-4578

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Thief River Falls

General grief and holiday support

First Care Medical Services sponsors a series of grief support group sessions.
When: Series runs every spring and fall, and during the holiday season.
Where: First Care Medical Services, 213 LaBree Avenue North, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Kathy Dahl at 218-681-6189.

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Tyler (Lincoln County)

Adult grief support

Ridgeview Hospice sponsors an ongoing group for grieving adults.
When: First Tuesday of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 240 Willow Street
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Call Kylie Henkel 507-247-5973

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Virginia

Bereaved parents group

St. Mary's Hospice & Palliative Care sponsors an 8 week session for people who have lost children of any age due to any cause.
When: Thursdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m., Oct. 21 through Dec. 16, 2010
Where: United Methodist Church of Virginia, 303 9th Ave. S.
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Kathy McQuillan, bereavement coordinator, 1-877-851-2213 or 218-749-7979

Adult grief group

St. Mary's Hospice & Palliative Care sponsors a 6 week session semi-annually in the spring and fall for grieving adults, 18 years of age and older.
When: Mondays from 6 - 8 p.m., March 21 through April 25, 2011
Where: Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 901 4th St. S
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Kathy McQuillan, bereavement coordinator, 1-877-851-2213 or 218-749-7979

"Saying Good-Bye" for children

St. Mary's Hospice & Palliative Care sponsors an 8 week session for children who have lost a loved one. These groups are designed for children ages 6 to 10 and 11+.
When: Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5 p.m., Jan. 11 through March 1, 2011 (ages 11+)
Where: Messiah Lutheran Church, 8590 Enterprise Drive, Mt. Iron, MN
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Kathy McQuillan, bereavement coordinator, 1-877-851-2213 or 218-749-7979

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Wabasha

Grief Support Group

Mayo Clinic sponsors this 7-week support group each fall and spring.
When: Mondays, 4:30 - 6 p.m., fall and spring seven week sessions, call to confirm dates
Where: St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Mindy Wise, SN, 651-565-5550 or 1-800-506-5519

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Waconia

Grief Support Group

Ridgeview Medical Center sponsors an ongoing grief support group for persons of all ages who has experienced loss.
When: Second and fourth Monday of each month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 S. Maple Street
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact:Paul Christopher, 952-442-2191

Angels of Hope Childrens and Teens Grief Support Group

Ridgeview Medical Center sponsors this semi-annual grief support group for children and teens in grades 3-6 and 7-12.
When: Every spring and fall, call to confirm dates
Where: Call to confirm
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Lesley Jensen, 952-442-6030

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Walker

Grief Support Group

St. Joseph’s Area Health Services offers an on-going grief education and support course for adults.
When: First Tuesday of the month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Hope Lutheran Church
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Laurel Hed, LSW, 218-237-5744

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Williams

For all ages

This grief support group is for people of all ages.
When: Third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m.
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 475 Zipple Avenue, Williams, MN 56686
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Nancy Craig at 218-783-4832.

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Windom

Grief support group

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

Winona (Winona County)

Grief support series

Winona Area Hospice Services offers a support group series for persons experiencing grief and loss.
When: Series runs for six weeks at various times throughout the year.
Where: Winona Area Hospice Services, 175 East Wabasha Street, Winona, MN 55987
Cost: Call to confirm.
Contact: Call Sheila Skeels, licensed social worker, at 507-457-4468.

Worthington

Grief support group

Sanford Hospice offers a support group series for adult persons experiencing grief and loss.
When: Fall (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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