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Northeast metro

  • 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

    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: Thursdays, 6:45-9 p.m. April 12 – May 17, 2018
    Where: Member churches. The spring series will be held at St Philip's Lutheran Church, 6180 NE Hwy 65, Fridley, MN 55432 
    Cost: Freewill offering, Childcare is available upon request one week ahead of time.
    Contact: 763-755-5335
    The fall series will begin Monday, September 17, 2018 and will be held at Roseville Lutheran Church in Roseville. 

    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.


    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: 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.


    Grieving the Loss of a Parent: Coffee & Conversation

    This is a time for you to talk about what is on your mind with others who are grieving the loss of a parent. Exploring grief with others who understand can help. Grief education and ideas about how to cope with the loss or a parent will be discussed.
    When: Monday, June 18, 2018; 6-8 p.m.   
    Where: Path of Grace United Methodist Church, 759 E Cty Rd B, Maplewood, MN 55109
    Cost: No cost, but registration is required. Space is limited.
    Contact: Call 651-232-3543 or email

    Growth through Grieving support group

    St. John's Hospital hosts an ongoing support group for grieving adults.
    When: Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m.
    Where: Watson Educational Center in the Maplewood Professional Building, 1655 Beam Ave., Suite 202, Maplewood, MN (adjacent to St. John's Hospital)
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Call Chaplain Ted Hein at 651-232-7397 or email him at

    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, 6-7:15 p.m. (except Thanksgiving)
    Where: Stillwater Medical Group Women's Center (on the Lakeview Hospital campus)
    Contact: Call Chaplain Bob Furniss at 651-430-4578 or email 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, 6-7:15 p.m. Call for next start date (goes six weeks and is offered three times per year).
    Where: Boutwell's Landing, 5600 Norwich Parkway, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Call Chaplain Bob Furniss at 651-430-4578 or email for information.

    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 and look under Resources, Grief Support.

    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 Loss Support and Education Group

    Facilitated by Lakeview Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Leigh Hartenberg and Volunteer Laurie Sherburne
    When: Wednesday, once a month 4:30–6 p.m. (sessions vary between second and third week of the month due to scheduling)
    Where: Hardenberg Room, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater
    Cost: Free, but advance registration required
    Contact: Call 651-430-5814.