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  • Northern suburbs  Arden Hills/Roseville North Branch  
      Cambridge  Oak Park Heights/Stillwater
      Chisago Lakes/Lindstrom/North Branch/Rush City Roseville
      Forest Lake Rush City 
      Lindstrom Stillwater
      Maplewood  

    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 Grief Support Coalition: Growing Through Loss©

    The 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. Evenings begin with registration at 6:45 p.m. Each session opens with a devotional and a speaker from 7 to 7:45 p.m., refreshments from 7:45 to 8 p.m. and small group session from 8 to 9 p.m. You are invited to attend one or all of the sessions.   
    When: Tuesdays, 6:45-9 p.m., April 16 to May 21, 2019
    Where: Member churches. The spring series will be held at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 8211 Red Oak Dr Mounds View, MN 55112.       
    Cost: Freewill offering, Childcare is available upon request one week ahead of time.
    Contact: 763-755-5335
    The fall series will begin Monday, September 16, 2019 and will be held at Church of St. Odilia in Shoreview, MN.      

    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 Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m.
    Where: North Heights Lutheran Church, Room 217, 1700 West Highway 96, Arden Hills, MN 55112
    Cost: Call to confirm.
    Contact: Call Bud at 763-571-1193 or Phyllis at 651-639-8226. 

    Restorative Writing

    Safely explore your feelings of grief through writing. You will be guided through specific prompts to find renewed ways of viewing your grief journey. 
    When: Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2019; 1:30–3 p.m.   
    Where: St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 Cty Rd B W, Roseville, MN 55113 
    Cost: No cost, but space is limited and registration is required 
    Contact: Call 651-232-3543 or email griefsupportservices@healtheast.org

    Cambridge

    Adult grief group series

    Cambridge Medical Center sponsors a support group series for grieving adults.
    When: Series runs four times a year, meeting Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Where:  Cambridge Medical Center, Dining Room B, 701 South Dellwood Street, Cambridge, MN 55008
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Call Lisa Bovy at 763-688-7932.

    Grief Share group

    When: For dates and times, visit their website: firstbaptistcambridge.org or call 763-689-1173.
    Where:  First Baptist Church, Cambridge
    Contact: 763-689-1173  

    Chisago Lakes/Lindstrom/North Branch/Rush City

    Loss of Spouse Support Group – North Branch

    HomeCaring Hospice sponsors this opportunity for adults to deal with grief in a group setting.
    When: Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m.
    Where: Bishop Romero House, 6385 Maple St, North Branch, MN 55056 (second house behind St. Gregory's Catholic Church parking lot)
    Cost: Call to confirm.
    Contact: Call Gretchen Kirvida at 651-257-7837 (in office Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

    Loss of Spouse Support Group – Lindstrom

    HomeCaring Hospice sponsors this eight-week series for adults to deal with grief in a group setting. 
    When: Call for dates.
    Where: 13060 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom, MN  
    Cost: Call to confirm. 
    Contact: Call Gretchen Kirvida at 651-257-7837 (in office Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

    Forest Lake

    Survivor Resources

    Loss specific groups for homicide, suicide, accident, overdose (for adults)
    When: Call for dates
    Where: Hardwood Creek Complex, 19955 Forest Road N, Forest Lake
    Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required
    Contact: Register by calling 651-266-5674.

    Maplewood

    Adult Grief Education Class

    Learn how to better understand what grief is and how to cope with the stress of grieving. This is a class, not a support group. 
    When: Wednesday, Jan. 16; 2–4 p.m.
    Where: Watson Education Center on the St. John's campus, 1655 Beam Ave, #202, Maplewood, MN 
    Cost: No cost, but space is limited and registration is required
    Contact: Call 651-232-3543 or email griefsupportservices@healtheast.org

    Spouse Loss Support Group

    For people grieving the death of their spouse or significant other. Group members will receive relevant grief education materials and support.  
    When: Tuesdays, Jan. 29 to Feb. 26, 2019; 1–2:30 p.m. 
    Where: Path of Grace United Methodist Church, 759 County Road B E, Maplewood 
    Cost: No cost, but space is limited and registration is required
    Contact: Call 651-232-3543 or email griefsupportservices@healtheast.org

    A Time to Remember: Mother Loss Retreat 

    A retreat for women whose mothers have died. Presented by Joanne Dehmer, SSND, and Loyola Spirituality Center. Whether our mother died this year or thirty years ago, we grieve.  Some of us grieve what we had and some of us grieve what never was in our relationship with our mother.  This retreat offers women an opportunity to explore the significance of mother loss.
    When: January 18-19, 2019; Friday 6:30 p.m. through Saturday 4 p.m.
    Where: Benedictine Center, St. Paul's Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood, MN
    Cost: $195 includes overnight stay or $135 if commuting
    Contact: Joanne Dehmer at 651-641-0008 ext. 12  

    Oak Park Heights/Stillwater

    Kids & Teens in Grief Support Group

    A six-week grief support group for children (5-18) who have experienced the death of a loved one. Through participation in a support program with trained facilitators, kids, teens and caregivers alike learn they are not alone in coping with the painful reality of death.
    When: Jan. 31–March 7, 2019; 6–7:15 p.m.
    Where: Boutwells Landing, 5600 Norwich Pkwy, Oak Park Heights, MN 
    Cost: Free but registration required
    Contact: Rev. Bob Furniss at 651-430-4578 

    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, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
    Where: Stillwater – East Metro 2800 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater, MN 55082 
    Cost: Free 
    Contact: Call 651-439-5511.

    Spouse/Partner Loss Support & Education Group

    A grief support group for those who have lost a spouse or a significant other.
    When: Third Tuesday of the month, Sept. 2018–May 2019; 3:30–5 p.m.
    Where: Lakeview Hospital, Hardenberg Room, 927 Churchill St W, Stillwater, MN 
    Cost: Free but registration required
    Contact: Kelsey Trauscht at 651-430-5824 

    Transforming Grief Into Growth: Bradshaw Grief Resource Center

    Join us for a six-week series offering individuals and families information, insights, understanding and support thru the grief process, as well as other opportunities to gather with others. Please allow yourself four 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 Bradshaw grief counselor Tony del Percio at 651-489-1349 or go to  bradshawfuneral.com and look under Resources, Grief Support.

    Weathering Life's Losses – Adult Grief Group

    A six-week grief group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Facilitated by trained and trusted volunteers with a presentation and discussion each week.
    When: Nov. 29, 2018–Jan. 4, 2019; 6-7:15 p.m.
    Where: Lakeview Hospital, 927 Churchill St W, Stillwater, MN 
    Cost: Free but registration required
    Contact: Rev. Bob Furniss at 651-430-4578