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    Christ the King Retreat Center

    The center hosts grief retreat days, as well as silent retreats, retreats for singles and Advent celebrations.
    Where: Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Avenue South, Buffalo MN 55313
    Contact: 763-682-1394,



    Groups throughout the metro area with curriculum from a Christian perspective

    Judson Family Center

    Grief groups for children, teens, and adults. Adult group is ongoing.
    When: Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Where: 4101 Harriet South, Minneapolis, 55409
    Contact: 612-827-2631

    Wooddale Church Support Groups

    When: Fall and Spring
    Where: Eden Prairie and Edina
    Contact: Rosemary at 952-656-1069


    Grief Counseling

    Jewish Family and Children's Services offers grief counseling.
    Where: Jewish Family & Children's Service, 13100 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 400, Minnetonka, MN 55305
    Contact: 952-542-4825

    Twin Cities Jewish Healing Program

    The program has lending library open to Jewish visitors by request.
    Where: Jewish Family and Children's Service, 13100 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 400, Minnetonka, MN 55305
    Contact: 952-546-0616


    Islamic Center of Minnesota

    Among its many services, the center may help with funeral arrangements and daily living needs.
    Where: 1401 Gardena Avenue NE, Fridley, MN 55432
    Contact: 763-571-5604

    Ja'afari Islamic Center of Minnesota

    Among its many services, the center may help with funeral arrangements.
    Where: 10301 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
    Contact: 763-424-4909,


    This service provides retreats, workshops and support groups in the Shamanic tradition.
    Contact: Cheryl Downey at 612-272-3977,

    Southeast Asian

    Southeast Asian Community Council

    This service focuses on youth, tutoring, parenting, family communication and advocacy.
    Where: Southeast Asian Community Council, 1827 44th Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55412
    Contact: 612-342-1530, email