If you are expecting, or have a new baby, and need extra support, here are some options are for you, organized by area of the metro! It may be good to check a couple of different areas, to find the closest location(s) to you.
LGBTQ New & Prospective Parent Group
Second Saturday of each month 10-11:30 am. Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN This is a donation-based peer-run support group for LGBTQIA families with little ones ages 0-3ish, as well as expectant and trying families looking to build community! Check out upcoming events and topics on facebook
This group is for dad's who are curious about being a healthier parent. There is a lack of resources for father and this group is a remedy for this societal let down. 8 week of commitment ◊ 1.5 hours of support on Thursday evenings; Location: 4801 1/2 Nicollet Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55419. Call 612.502.8926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul (coming soon!)
North Suburbs (coming soon!)
West Suburbs (Eden Prairie, Edina, and more coming soon!)
Hosted by Hope for the Mourning, this group of fathers meets at Brighter Days from 8am-10am. There is no fee, and this is not an official grief group; it has been created to provide meaningful connections to other men that have experienced the death of a child of any age by any cause. Contact email@example.com for more details.
A support group for expectant dads, and dads with kids up to age 10. Every other Monday from 5:00-6:00 pm at Mindful Families in Edina: 7400 Metro Blvd. Ste 190. Cost: $25/session. Register here. Group leader: Anne Troff-Heck, M.A., LPCC—Call 612-564-3020 with questions.
The Nest provides opportunities to develop and strengthen healthy attachment throughout the first three years of life. As the primary caregiver, you are at the center of your baby and toddler's discovery.The Nest group is for caregivers and Hatchlings ages 3 months to 3 years old. 45 minutes. 7550 France Ave S. Suite 220, Edina, MN 55435For days/times, contact Maima Fant- (612) 888-0313 firstname.lastname@example.org
In collaboration with Woodwinds Hospital, our Early Learning ECFE program is offering on-going classes for new parents and their infants. Birth to 3 months - Tuesdays, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Woodwinds Auditorium C 3 months to 6 months - Tuesdays, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Woodwinds Auditorium C
Join the group at any time! There is no fee.
Multiple Locations or Online
LoveCommaDad An online support resource for dads who have experienced pregnancy loss, infant loss, stillbirth, created by a dad who has lived it.
Minnesota Gay & Bi Fathers and Husbands Support Group
Our group provides men with a safe and protective place where they can openly discuss hopes, fears, and challenges related to their well-being and the well-being of their families. The group is comprised of men who have been married and are fathers. The group's mission is to help gay and bi men who are husbands and fathers develop positive, supportive and rewarding relationships with other men who share similar backgrounds and experiences.
We want this space to be a place where ALL at-home dads* can feel at home, and to build an online community of dads who love their families enough to take on this tough but rewarding job. * We have a pretty loose definition of "at-home dad," but one thing we are clear about is that you must be a dad to join.
Padre Cadre A "just for dads" social network dedicated to connecting fathers online and in the real world. Connect with people and resources that can help you make the most of your fatherhood experience! You can also find other dads that are registered locally, if you wish! Participate in forums, read dad blog posts that keep you current on the latest shenanigans in the world of fatherhood!
We are dads of all stripes: married dads, single dads, dads who share custody, adoptive dads, step dads, stay at home dads, full time working dads, work from home dads, freelance dads, etc. We host Meetups several times per month, with our kids at parks, playgrounds, sporting events, and anything else that will be a fun time for Dads and their families, as well as a Dads Night Out. The only requirement to joining us is to be a dad. There are no group dues and no attendance expectations. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics include: changes in new mom, your relationship with mom, feeding and changing, safety issues, breastfeeding, working on being a dad and more. Training for new dads enables fathers to “hit the ground crawling” when their first baby arrives and head in the right direction to forming a family with the new addition. Life Care Medical Center, Roseau