MN Community Resource List
Twin Cities Metro Area Resources
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Resources
If you experienced a loss of any kind during or after pregnancy, 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.
A support group is for parents who've experienced the death of a twin or multiple meets once a month. Meets in Minneapolis, Contact: Barb Schaack, RN at 952-854-1997
While grieving is painful for everyone, the death of a baby represents a very special grief. The natural bond between bereaved parents enables them to support and encourage each other in a unique way. Whether your loss was through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, please consider joining this group. Pre-registration is requested FREE. Contact: Annette - 651-241-6206
North Suburbs (Rogers, Coon Rapids, Forest Lake, Maple Grove, Monticello, check back for more soon!)
A cozy and safe place for grieving parents and their loved ones to gather to find support and to connect with others who are grieving. The Center offers a gift shop with memorial items, a library, and meeting room. Please call to schedule an appointment. Located in Rogers, 763/497-0709.
Note: This group is for the loss of a child of ANY age. Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7-9 pm. Forest Lake Senior Community Center.
Healing Moments Counseling in Monticello offers this group every 3rd Wednesday. Call 763/732-3351 for further information, and to register. Emailemail@example.com 9766 Fallon Ave. NE.
Support groups that are a safe place to find community with others who have had a pregnancy or infant loss, or face infertility challenges. The groups are open to the bereaved parents and grandparents looking to work through grief in healthy ways and to commemorate their babies. Bring pictures or other special memorial items to share about your baby with the group.
Coon Rapids support group- 1st Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd. Call Kara at 612-708-7710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
support group- every other Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Center for Grace, 12817 Main Street. Call Cheri at 612-282-9123 or email email@example.com if you plan to attend.
The pregnancy and infant loss group is intended to help parents whose baby has died through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death. The group provides opportunity for conversation and reflection. It covers a variety of topics like couple’s communication in grief and preparing for anniversaries to provide tools for better understanding your grief and memorializing your baby.The group is limited in size, free of charge, and open to the public. Parents are welcome to come alone or together. For more information or to register contact Sue Steen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (763) 581-2223.
West/Southwest Suburbs (Eden Prairie, Edina, New Hope, Golden Valley, check back for more 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.
Note: This group is for the loss of a child of ANY age. Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month, 7-8:30 pm. St. Joseph Parish Community, New Hope. **Even though our meetings are held in a church building, the Compassionate Friends is not a faith-based organization and does not have any religious affiliations.
A support group is for parents who've experienced the death of a twin or multiple meets once a month. Bloomington Contact: Barb Schaack, RN at 952-854-1997
Note: This group is for the loss of a child of ANY age. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. **Even though our meetings are held in a church building, the Compassionate Friends is not a faith-based organization and does not have any religious affiliations. Contact Sue | 952-797-6346 | firstname.lastname@example.org
507-334-4748 or email hereIRIS is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to offering support, education and resources to parents, families, friends and professionals on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, etc) or from stillbirth, premature birth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness, accidents, and all other types of infant & early childhood death.
Support group: daytime group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm. Evening group meets the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm. 218 Third Ave. NW in Faribault MN. There is no registration required and no fees.
East Suburbs (Maplewood, check back for more soon!)Compassionate Friends Child Loss Support Group
Note: This group is for the loss of a child of ANY age. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 7-9 pm. Beaver Lake Lutheran Church in Maplewood. **Even though our meetings are held in a church building, the Compassionate Friends is not a faith-based organization and does not have any religious affiliations.
Multiple Locations or Online
Support for parents throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond who have experienced the death of one or more, both or all twins or higher multiples at any time from conception through birth, infancy, and childhood.