Resources

Walking with you on your grief journey.

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Support Groups

Center for Life Transitions

Center for Life Transitions is a non-profit, community-based collaborative grief center providing: resources, support, therapeutic services, education, training, supervision, and outreach to those experiencing major life changes or challenges.

Compassionate Friends

The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Bereaved Parents Group

Parents who have lost a child(ren) to death Losing a child to death is unique from other losses and can cause feelings of isolation and hopelessness. The purpose of this support group is to connect parents who have experienced this type of loss to lessen their pain in a safe, sharing environment.

  • Held every other Tuesday at 6 pm at The Waters Church in Sartell, MN.
  • Held every third Thursday of every month at 6 pm at the St. Franciscan Convent and Campus in Little Falls, MN.

Please contact Maryrose Capko before attending by email at maryrosecapko@gmail.com or phone (320) 360-1468.

The Grief Club of Minnesota

The Grief Club of Minnesota provides a place where grieving children, teens, and families find connections, share their experiences and heal. With support, compassion, education, and hope, The Grief Club of Minnesota provide individual, family, and peer group support by licensed experts at no cost so that children and their families can navigate their grief in healthy ways.

Suicide Loss

Jackson Roeder Memorial Fund

Honoring a life. Stomping a stigma. Supporting the cause. Finding the cure.

Camp / Retreat

Children's Grief Connection

Children's Grief Connection serves families devastated by the death of a loved one. Families who struggle with feelings of fear, regret, and disconnection. Their isolation is broken by joining with other traumatized families experiencing the same heartache. Together in the safe and compassionate setting of Hearts of Hope Family Grief Camps, families make deep connections that provide support and understanding. Isolation is replaced with connection.

Faith’s Lodge

Grief is your own personal journey. We provide a serene stop along the way. A place where those coping with the death or medically complex condition of a child can find hope and strength for the future. Not to forget; but to reflect. We warmly invite you to take a leap of faith.

Smile Again Ministries

Smile Again Ministries (SAM) is dedicated to parents who have had a child die for any reason and any age. SAM has a retreat center named Whitetail Lodge located near Crosslake, MN, where parents and surviving siblings come for 3-5 nights. During their stay, the parents and siblings receive daily age-appropriate counseling related to the struggles and emotions that follow the death of a child. To contact Smile Again Ministries, call or text (320) 310-8877.

The Future Bri's Lodge

We are on a mission to provide grief lodge in Central Minnesota.

Events

Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

A small service will start indoors at the Sartell Community Center, with the vigil taking place at the base of the Angel after. Families will be provided a white flower to place in memory of their loved ones. If the weather is too cold, the event will be held indoors, and individuals can choose to go to the Angel of Hope if they desire. Light refreshments will be served following the vigil. Join us in remembering those we have lost this year.

Let The Sun Shine Run

2.2 Mile Run/Walk for Mental Health All proceeds will be donated to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation - the world's leading donor-supported organization dedicated to finding the causes, improved treatments and cures for psychiatric illness.

Rays of Hope Walk

When you walk, you honor your loved one while supporting others experiencing grief. The walk will start from the Angel of Hope at Lake Francis in Sartell. Held indoors if it is raining.

Additional Resources

Processus Counseling

Processus PA is an outpatient counseling and consulting center in Waite Park, MN. Our mission is to provide compassionate, ethical, high-quality psychotherapy and mental health services to a diverse population in a thoughtful, vibrant, and caring environment.