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  • Allina Health

    LGBTQ Grief Support Group

    A drop-in support group for the LGBTQ community who've lost someone due to death, facilitated by an Allina Health Hospice grief counselor.
    When: First Saturday of every month beginning August 2018; 2-4 p.m.  
    Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Dr, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114  
    Cost: No cost, no RSVP needed 
    Contact: Allina Grief Resources at 651-628-1752 or AHCSGriefResources@Allina.com 

    Men's Grief Support Group

    A drop-in support group for men who've lost someone due to death, in a supportive group environment, facilitated by Allina Health Hospice grief counselor 
    When: First Saturday of every month; 10 a.m.–noon 
    Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Dr, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114 
    Cost: No cost, no RSVP needed
    Contact: Allina Grief Resources at 651-628-1752 or AHCSGriefResources@Allina.com 

    Mother Loss for Adult Daughters

    Six-week support group series for daughters of mothers who have died within the last two years.
    When: Thursdays, Sept. 20 - Nov. 1, 2018; 6–8 p.m. (no group meeting on Oct. 11)
    Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Dr, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114
    Cost: Free, but registration required by Sept. 6 (group may fill up prior to deadline) 
    Contact: To register, contact Nancy Anderson at 612-262-7274 or Nancy.Anderson@Allina.com

    Power Shield Grief Workshop

    In this workshop, we will use the ancient format of the sacred circle or mandala. Each participant will make his or her own power shield using a variety of media to create images and/or symbols of persons, places and things which give life and strength. No previous art experience necessary.
    When: Wednesday, August 8, 2018; 2-4 p.m.  
    Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Dr, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114  
    Cost: $10 fee for materials 
    Contact: RSVP by August 1 to Jan Bergman at 612-262-7238 or Jan.Bergman@Allina.com 

    Young Adult Grief Support Group

    Connect with other young adults (18-25) who've lost someone due to death in this six-week group.  
    When: Mondays, Sept. 10 – Oct. 15, 2018; 6-8 p.m.   
    Where: Allina Health Home Care Services, 1055 Westgate Dr, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55114  
    Cost: Free, but RSVPs requested by Sept. 3  
    Contact: Laura Mortenson at 612-262-7263 or Laura.Mortenson@Allina.com or text 612-460-8635 

    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.

    Capital City Coalition

    Grief education and support

    The Capitol City Grief Coalition sponsors various education and support groups. 
    When: Thursday evenings from 5:30–7 p.m. 
    Where: Location rotates. 
    Cost: Free (Donations gratefully accepted.) 
    Contact: Call Lois Knutson at 651-227-4430.

    The Center for Grief, Loss and Transition

    Adult Loss Therapy Groups

    The Center for Grief offers therapy groups designed to provide a safe and supportive setting for people to share their loss journey with others. These groups are facilitated by professional grief therapists and provide an opportunity for participants to explore the impact that the loss has had and continues to have on their lives. Groups available include such topics as these:   

    • Art Therapy Group   
    • Spouse/Partner Group  
    • Parent Loss Group 

    When: Call for availability. 
    Where: Center for Grief, 1122 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105 
    Cost: $75 per session. Insurance accepted and sliding fee scale available. 
    Contact: Call 651-641-0177. Website:  www.griefloss.org.

    Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota

    Minneapolis campus: 2525 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404 
    St. Paul campus: 345 N Smith, St. Paul, MN 55102

    The Children's Bereavement Coordinator can assist in finding community bereavement resources. Please call for current programming. 
    Bereavement Phone Line: 612-813-7216

    SIDS Parent Support Group: for Sudden Infant Death of any cause

    This group is for parents whose infants have died unexpectedly. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8 p.m. at Children's Hospital, 2525 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Contact 612-813-6285 or kathleen.fernbach@childrensMN.org. Please call ahead.

    Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

    For parents who have experienced a perinatal loss. This group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month on the St. Paul campus. Registration is required; however, there is no fee. Contact 651-241-6206 for more information.  

    Grief Project

    The Grief Project

    This group offers retreats and other programs for newly widowed men and women. 
    Contact: 651-298-1343 or go to The Grief Project website

    Widowed Gathering: Journey to Healing & Wholeness

    Join us for a day of companionship and support. We will meet to renew, learn, and connect with other widowed people.
    When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018; 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Where: TULA Yoga, 99 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
    Cost: No cost, but registration is required.
    Contact: www.griefproject.org

    Our Lady of Peace

    Drop-In Grief Support

    When: Wednesdays, May 2, June 6, July 18, August 1, 6–8 p.m.
    AND Wednesdays, 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19, 2018; 6–7:30 p.m.    
    Where: Our Lady of Peace Home & Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104   
    Cost: Free but registration is appreciated   
    Contact: Amy Cotter at 651-789-5032 or amyc@ourladyofpeacemn.org 

    Spouse/Partner Loss Grief Support Group

    This six-week support group is an opportunity to share your experience of grief and loss and receive support in a safe and confidential setting with a trained facilitator. 
    When: Tuesdays, Sept. 4 – Oct. 9, 2018; 2–3:30 p.m. 
    Where: Our Lady of Peace Home & Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104   
    Cost: Free but registration is required   
    Contact: 651-789-5032 

    Teddy Bear Workshop

    Create a special teddy bear from your loved one's clothing. Skilled volunteers are available to assist you in creating a treasured keepsake. 
    When:  Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018; 9 a.m.–Noon 
    Where: Our Lady of Peace Home & Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104   
    Cost: Free but registration is required and space is limited 
    Contact: Amy Cotter at 651-789-5032 or amyc@ourladyofpeacemn.org  

    Survivor Resources

    Loss Specific Groups for Homicide, Suicide, Accident for Adults, Teens & Children, and Overdose Death

    When: Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m. 
    Where: St. Paul Police Headquarters 367 Grove Street 
    Cost: Free, but pre-registration is needed 
    Contact: Register by calling Leigh Block at 651-266-5674.