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    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.

    West Suburban Grief Coalition

    The West Suburban Grief Coalition, an organization of several churches, offers non-denominational grief support at no cost to those who have lost a loved one. Please see website for times and locations: West Suburban Grief Coalition website.

    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.  

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    Anoka

    Growing through Loss©

    See available dates for Growing through Loss.

    LIFT Anoka Coon Rapids Chapter

    This group is for bereaved spouses seeking social connection.
    When: Second Wednesday of each month at Noon
    Where: Kendall's at Bunker Hills, Main St & Foley Blvd
    Cost: Personal expenses only, no membership dues
    Contact: Gearhart Funeral Home at 763-755-6300

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    Brooklyn Center/Robbinsdale

    Ambiguous Loss Support Group

    Loss is an experience that we all have in common; however, some losses are difficult to define or can be confusing. Ambiguous losses hold uncertainty and questions.  
    When: Evening and morning sessions available. Call for dates.
    Where: North Memorial Hospice, 3500 France Ave, Suite 101, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
    Cost: Free but registration is required to participate
    Contact: 763-581-9590

    Loss of a Parent Support Group (for adult children)

    This group is for adult children who have experienced the death of a parent.
    When: Call for dates and times.
    Where: North Memorial Hospice, 3500 France Ave, Suite 101, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
    Cost: Free but registration is required to participate
    Contact: 763-581-9590

    Grief Group for Spouses/Spouse-like Relationships

    This group is for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or spouse-like partner.
    When: Call for dates and times.
    Where: North Memorial Hospice, 3500 France Ave, Suite 101, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
    Cost: Free but registration is required to participate
    Contact: 763-581-9590

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    Buffalo

    Hope Day Retreat: Dealing with Loss - "Finding a Reason to Hope"

    This one-day retreat is for adults who have experienced loss.
    When: Twice a year
    Where: Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Avenue South, Buffalo, MN 55313
    Cost: $40 per person includes lunch
    Contact: Nancy at Christ the King Retreat Center at 763-682-1394, website: Christ the King Retreat Center

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    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 Launa Hollen at 763-688-9545.

    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

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    Coon Rapids

    Gearhart Funeral Homes & Morningside Memorial Gardens

    Grief support through lunch and fellowship.
    When: Second Wednesday of each month for lunch at 12 p.m. 
    Where: Call for location.
    Cost: Free
    Contact: 763-755-6300 (Gearhart) or 763-755-1700 (Morningside)

    Mercy Hospital – Children & Adults

    Mercy Hospital hosts grief support programs for children, preschool age to teens, as well as adults. Various groups offer comfort following suicide, violent death or loss of a child.
    When: Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
    Where: Mercy Hospital, Brian Conference Room on lower level, 4050 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Jackie Sandusky at 763-442-3020 (this is Jackie's cell phone number) or Mercy Hospital Social Services at 763-236-8050

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    Elk River

    GriefShareTM

    Video and discussion sessions are designed to help you successfully travel from mourning to joy. This weekly seminar/support group series offers a Christian perspective.
    When: Call or email to confirm.
    Where: Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St, Elk River, MN 55330
    Cost: $15 for workbook. Call to confirm.
    Contact: Kirsten Gill at 763-441-2363 or Kirsten.gill@clcelkriver.org

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    New Brighton

    Currently no groups

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    New Hope

    LIFT New Hope area

    This group is for bereaved spouses seeking social connection.
    When: First Tuesday of each month at Noon
    Where: Pub 42, 7600 42nd Ave N, New Hope, MN
    Cost: Personal expenses only, no membership dues
    Contact: Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home 763-535-4112

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    Princeton

    Grief Group

    New members are welcome at any time to this monthly drop-in support group. Registration is not required.
    When: Second Thursday of the month, Noon-1 p.m.
    Where: Fairview Northland Hospital, 911 Northland Drive, Princeton, MN 55371
    Cost: Call to confirm.
    Contact: Jerry Vandrovec, manager of Spiritual Health Services, Fairview Northland Medical Center, 763-389-6405

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    Rogers

    Rogers GRACE Support Group 

    Please call Missing GRACE in advance if you plan to attend a support group meeting. Missing GRACE Foundation provides childcare during the meetings. A free-will donation toward the childcare fee is appreciated but not required.
    When: Two times per month from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Where: The Center for GRACE, 12817 Main St, Rogers, MN 55374
    Facilitators: Cheri Chalstrom and Sarah Buckmaster
    Cost: Free, but please call Missing GRACE in advance if you plan to attend a support group meeting
    Contact:  Call or email Cheri Chalstrom at 763-497-0709 ext 3 (Office), or 612-282-9123 (cell) or missinggrace.caresforyou@gmail.com for details and let us know when you plan to attend.

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