MN Community Resource List

Rural MN Resources

*Resources specific to location available following online offerings section.


Online offerings:


PPSM Facebook Support Group

A closed/private group, moderated by a mental health professional. A space for Minnesota parents to engage in conversations about what is hard about being pregnant or a new mom, and get support.

PSI Online Support Meetings

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone! Listen and share your story as a mom. Meetings in Spanish offered!

Postpartum Dads

A facebook Support Group for Postpartum Dads, facilitated by a PSI Dad Volunteer. The group is a secret group, so please email info@postpartumdads.org to request to join.

PSI Chat With an Expert- Wednesday Chat for Moms

See website for call in information, and schedule. A place to ask questions, or listen in as others ask questions.

PSI Chat With an Expert- Wednesday Chat for Dads

See website for call in information, and schedule. A place to ask questions, or listen in as others ask questions.

Michele Davidson provides support and assistance to women and families of women who are experiencing a postpartum psychosis but who do not need emergency support.  Phone: 703-298-3247 & Email: 

michelerdavidson@gmail.com

Black Moms Breastfeeding Support Group (Facebook)

a mom-to-mom breastfeeding support group. We offer encouragement, support and evidence based information through community and friendship to help expectant and nursing moms to reach their breastfeeding goals.

The Momma Tribe

The vision for this Tribe is to grow from local (Minnesota) to global, which would allow mommas from all walks of life to connect and form meaningful and fulfilling friendships while becoming the best mommas we can possibly be. The mission of this group is to connect mommas from all over the country (some day the world) through technology (aka instagram/Facebook/video conferencing) while supporting and encouraging one another and making friendships that span a lifetime. 

Pregnant in the Twin Cities

A facebook support group- "If you are currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant or a new mom in the Twin Cities area, this page is for you. Share advice, activities, and experiences with other parents. Also a place to buy/sell equipment."


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Central MN/St. Cloud Area:

Alexandria

Compassionate Friends Support Group (Child Loss)

Support group for parents who have lost a child of any age, grandparents who’ve lost a grandchild or siblings dealing with the loss of a sibling. Glenwood State Bank, South Broadway Alexandria.
3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Contact: Cindy Yell at 320-491-7677

Mora

Recovering Hope Chemical Dependency Program

Located in Mora, MN, Recovering Hope Treatment Center is a residential facility dedicated to providing individualized treatment for drug and alcohol addiction for women 18 years and older, pregnant women and women with children up to the age of five. Call 844/314-HOPE (4673).


St Cloud

The Latch Connection- Breastfeeding Support

The Latch Connection is a free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to get support from Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs) and other parents. No appointment is needed - it's free and open to anyone! Partners welcome!  1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 10am, For All of Maternity, 2026 Veterans Dr. in St Cloud. On-site play area for kids, water provided. Please feel free to bring any snacks you need.


Perinatal Loss/Bereavement Support Group- St. Cloud Hospital

The Perinatal Loss Bereavement support program is for families who have experienced the loss of an infant through newborn death, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at St. Cloud Hospital in the St. Benedict's conference room near Lakes elevator on the first floor.

RESOLVE General Infertility Support Group

For those experiencing infertility, with any pregnancy, this group is open to all. Contact organizer for dates and times of monthly meetings. Leslie Young, MS, LPCC, 320-255-0343, blueskymentalhealth@gmail.com


Staples/Motley

Milk and Cookies – Breastfeeding Social Hour

Thursdays, 10:30 am to noon; All families breastfeeding or wanting to learn more about breastfeeding are welcome. Come to brag, commiserate, weigh your baby and get feeding questions answered by our lactation consultant (IBCLC). This is a FREE weekly event. No need to register, just stop in! Light refreshments provided. Contact Kristina at 218.894.8846. Lakewood Health System Main Campus, 49725 County 83 Staples. 

Wadena

Parents who have lost a child support group

FREE. The confidential support group provides a safe place for those who have experienced this type of loss to find support, share their story and learn ways to cope. This support group is open to all parents who have lost a child of any age, at any time in their lives. Our area has had a disturbing number of children lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, illness, cancer, suicide and accidents. These parents need long-term support and many find it comforting to talk with others who have also suffered a similar loss. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church. Contact Jenny Doll, jenny.doll@tchc.org or 218-631-5228


Fargo/Moorhead Area:


Detroit Lakes
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Group

6:30-8 p.m., Co-facilitated by Hospice of the Red River Valley and Essentia Health. Meets at Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1111 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, Minn., on the third Thursday of each month. For anyone who has experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first year of life. (800) 237-4629 or bereavement@hrrv.org .


Fargo/Moorhead-

Pregnancy/Infant Loss

The Compassionate Friends Child Loss Support Group 

For those who have lost a child of any age. Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month. Siblings, Grandparents and other family members and friends are welcome at our regular meeting. Chapter Leaders: Paul & Kara Bailey (701) 491-0364 or (701)261-0668 chapterleader@tcffargomoorhead.org

Life & Pregnancy After Loss Support Group

This support group is open to anyone who is pregnant or has given birth to a living baby after previously experiencing pregnancy or infant loss. This group allows parents to share their grief, struggles and questions in a safe place with others who have experienced, or are experiencing, a similar journey.
3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. S., Suite 101, Fargo, N.D. (use west door)
For more information, contact (800) 237-4629 or grief@hrrv.org


Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

6:30-8 p.m. Co-facilitated by Hospice of the Red River Valley and Harlynn’s Heart. Meets at Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. S., Fargo. Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For anyone who has experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first year of life. (800) 237-4629.

Altru Infant Bereavement Program 

Assists Families with the mourning process by helping them build memories and by answering important questions.  For more information about infant bereavement, please call 701.780.5257

SHARE loss support group

Faith United Methodist Church, 909 19th Ave. N., Fargo, meets the third Tuesday of the month; pregnancy and infant loss support group, call for times. (701) 234-7500.


Perinatal/Postpartum Support


The Birth Circle- Doulas of the Red River Valley
(Fargo)

Free monthly meeting for pregnant couples and new parents on topics relating to pregnancy, birth and postpartum, meetings are fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Young Mother’s Network

6 p.m., meets every other Tuesday, for young mothers 15-25 years old, Cultural Diversity Resources, 404 Roberts St., Fargo. (701) 526-3000


Parents of Preemies

March of Dimes MN 

Several rural chapters to support families who have experienced premature births.

Dear NICU Mama
Dear NICU Mama is a passion project designed to connect, encourage, and create community with past and present NICU moms. Get connected with support and resources.


Parents of Multiples

Mothers of Multiples 

6:30 to 9 p.m. West Acres Shopping Center Community Room, Fargo, meets the second Tuesday of the month; for mothers of twins, triplets or other multiple-birth children. (701) 235-4772


Parenting support/education

Circle of Parents 

6:30 to 8 p.m. Nokomis Child Care Center, 618 23rd St. S. Fargo, meets the third Wednesday of the month; free child care and refreshments provided; drop-ins welcome. (701) 241-5700.

New Dads Playbook

This class is for first time Dads. Learn how to properly care for your newborn and what to expect those first few days. Connect with other new Dads and hear from an “experienced” father on what he wishes he had known! This class is geared towards dads or anyone in that role. Register in the 24th week of pregnancy or beyond. See link for dates and times.  Location: 2801 South University, Fargo, North Dakota


Breastfeeding Support/Education

Baby Cafe - (Breastfeeding Support) Nurturing Connections

Provides a relaxed and supportive environment designed to help you create the most positive breastfeeding experience for you and your baby. This group is held Mondays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. at 2801 Medical Building in Fargo; with an evening group every third Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free!


Grand Forks/Red Lake

Mis-Qua-Mi-Saga-Eh-Ganing Pregnant Women & Families Program  Chemical Dependency Program for Native American Women, Red Lake; Red Lake Nation


Iron Range/Border:

Eveleth, MN
Katherine's House
Katherine’s House will provide services for women with mental health, chemical dependency issues, who are pregnant and needing a safe and stable environment. A comprehensive trauma informed welcoming home environment. Phone: (218) 744-4040


Itasca Co.

Teenage Parent Program- Kootasca Comm. Action
FOR TEENS WHO ARE PREGNANT OR PARENTING; funded by The Blandin Foundation and The Itasca County Collaborative, partners with area schools to help pregnant and parenting teens earn credits toward high school graduation.  For more information, or to request an application for TAPP, please email renees@kootasca.org or call/text 218-398-1399.


Virginia, MN

Superior Babies Program (part of Arrowhead Center, Inc.)

Serving women and children in their homes before and after pregnancy. The goal of Superior Babies is to promote sobriety for women struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. Any woman who is pregnant, wants to have a healthy baby, and has questions or concerns about her chemical use is eligible to join the program, and can continue to participate until the child is two years of age. Phone: 218-749-2877

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Duluth Area:

Cloquet

A Nesting Place- new/expectant moms support group

A group for new moms with infants up to one year and anyone in their third trimester of pregnancy. Mothers are welcome no matter where they live or delivered their baby. We strive to provide a safe and supportive environment to discuss all postpartum issues: breastfeeding, baby blues, anxiety, depression, sleep, relationships, exercise, nutrition—you name it! Meetings are free, and you are more than welcome to bring your infant. Refreshments will be provided. Held in the Pine Meeting Room at CMH; group meets every other Saturday. For more information: Call Brenda Graden at 218-499-6702.


Duluth

Parent Grief Support Group (Miscarriage/Stillbirth & Infant Loss) 

The Parent Grief Support Group (for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss) meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm  in the 2E Classroom (2216) at St. Mary's Medical Center, 2nd floor by the Chapel. Contact Name: Kari Parsons, 218-786-4402

Parent Grief Support Group (Child Loss)

The Parent Grief Support Group (for parents whose child, adolescent or adult child died) meets the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm in the 2E Classroom (2216) at St. Mary's Medical Center, 2nd floor by the Chapel. This group is free of charge. Contact Kari Parsons at 218-786-4402

Mom's Morning Out

A free new mom's group that discusses the many changes that occur the weeks and months following your babies birth, gives opportunity to ask questions and meet other new moms. Many sessions available!  Northern Minnesota Coordinator (PSI) Annie Choate 218-310-2038

RESOLVE General Infertility Support Group

For those experiencing infertility, with any pregnancy, this group is open to all. Contact organizer for dates and times of monthly meetings.


St. Luke's Breastfeeding Support Group
A FREE bi-monthly support group where breastfeeding moms can talk with each other and a certified lactation nurse. Moms are encouraged to bring their breastfeeding child. Meetings will take place in the aftercare clinic on 915 E 1st St, the Birthing Center 6E.  See link for dates and times.

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Southern Minnesota Area:


All About Baby- Winona

Weekly drop-in group for parents to weigh their baby, get answers to questions and meet other parents. New parents and expecting parents are welcome. Winona Health's Center for Women's Health - 859 Mankato Avenue Winona, MN, 3rd floor of clinic  507.457.7701. 12:00pm – 1:30pm on Tuesdays.

Breastfeeding Mothers Group- New Ulm

Call 507-217-5333.  Open to all breast feeding mothers and pregnant women. 


Breastfeeding: Nursing Moms Network- Rochester

Eisenberg 2-2, Mayo Clinic

Free, drop-in networking group for breastfeeding mothers. Facilitated by Lactation Specialists (IBCLC or CLC). Mondays, 10:30am - 12:00pm, For more information: call the Charlton 3B, Nurse Triage Office at (507) 284-5143

Bright Futures Program (teens)- Rochester

A teen pregnancy and parenting support program.  Teens may work with a public health nurse and/or social worker. Call (507) 328-7500.

Daddy Boot Camp- New Ulm

First Choice Pregnancy Services is offering this unique program for Fathers from 9:00AM-12:00 noon. Topics include: changes in new mom, your relationship with mom, feeding and changing, safety issues, breastfeeding, working on being a dad and more. For more information about Daddy Boot Camp, or to Register, please contact First Choice Pregnancy Services in New Ulm, (507)359-9800. The workshop is being offered Free of Charge, but Pre-Registration is REQUIRED!

Fairmont Baby Cafe

Baby Café is open to anyone interested in any aspect of breastfeeding — prenatal women, mothers, partners and supporters with the intention that all mothers will be able to access the information and support they need to breastfeed. Refreshments are provided. Free!
Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Fairmont Elementary School, 714 Victoria St., Green Cardinal Room 1010. 

Mankato Baby Cafe

Baby Café is open to anyone interested in any aspect of breastfeeding — prenatal women, mothers, partners and supporters with the intention that all mothers will be able to access the information and support they need to breastfeed. Refreshments are provided. Free!
Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, 224 Lamm St., Mankato.  For more information, call 507-594-2967.

Moms Group- New Ulm

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30 am! Meet with other moms and talk about different topics at each meeting. You do not need to be a client of First Choice Pregnancy Services to join. First Choice Pregnancy Services in New Ulm, (507)359-9800.

Owatonna Hospital Baby Cafe

A free, family-friendly drop-in center for any mom, pregnant or with a child up to age 1. You can get help with breastfeeding – or just talk – with a certified lactation counselor from Owatonna Hospital and other moms, like you. You don’t need to have given birth at Owatonna Hospital to go to Baby Café. Enjoy a free beverage and snack. No registration required. Thursdays, 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

PAIIR - Parents Are Important in Rochester  

Rochester, MN - 507-328-4020 - Parent support and education (baby & me, dad & me, finding me: mama self care)


Pregnancy and infant loss support group & Pregnancy after loss support group - Rochester

Seasons Hospice - Rochester, MN - 507-285-1930


Rice County parenting and support groups (Faribault, Northfield, Lonsdale, Owatonna)

Review this handout for all group opportunities!

Rochester Area Moms -

Rochester, MN -   "We are committed to creating a place for moms to connect with other women who are experiencing the challenges that all mothers face"

For more information, please contact us at: moms@rochmoms.org

Share-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support  (multiple locations)

A document for perinatal bereavement resources and support groups list around the state of Minnesota.

Southern MN Moms of Multiples- Rochester

An organization for parents (current or expecting) or guardians of multiple birth children. Our goal is to provide education and support through an exchange of ideas regarding child-rearing, sibling psychology and other unique challenges facing families raising multiple birth children. Support is offered through both personal interactions and an online community. Meetings take place the 3rd Wed of the month at 7 pm at Meadow Lakes Senior Living Center in Rochester.   somnmothersofmultiples@gmail.com


Western/Southwestern Minnesota Area:

Baby Cafe (Windom)

Baby Café is a FREE drop in center for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, offering support, meeting other new parents, discussion, refreshments, and includes a play area for toddlers. No appointments are needed – Baby Café sites are on a drop in basis. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4-6 pm,  at Des Moines Valley Health & Human Services Building, 235 9th Street, Windom.  For more information, contact Mary Oeltjenbruns at 507-831-2400.

Mom & Baby CONNECTION: Breastfeeding support for new moms (Waconia)

The Mom and Baby Connection offers moms the opportunity to weigh their baby, visit with a Ridgeview lactation consultant to get their breastfeeding questions answered, and connect with other new moms in a casual and inviting atmosphere. The Mom and Baby Connection is open to any mom at no cost. Ridgeview Professional Building, 560 S. Maple Street, Suite 34 (Use Garden Level Parking on lower east side of building. Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am. Free! Questions? Please call Ridgeview's Birthing Center at 952-777-4646 or Carver County Public Health at 952-361-1329.

Postpartum Support Group (Granite Falls)

There is a no charge. No registration is needed and topics will vary at each class. Classes are held in the East Clinic (345 10th Avenue) within Granite Falls Health. Third Thursday of each month at 6 pm. Contact Tina King, Certified Nurse Midwife at 320-564-6200 for more information.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group (Hutchinson)

Find support from those who understand your intense grief and emptiness-other parents who have lost a baby.  Come to a confidential, safe place to share your feelings and learn coping strategies. Free and no registration required. Mandy Sturges or April Schumacher 320-484-4621. Hutchinson Health Hospital, 1095 Hwy 15 S. See link for dates & times.

Single Young Parents-to-Be (Waconia)

If you are single or young parents-to-be and are interested in a one-on-one prenatal class, please call (952) 442-8083 and we will work with you to schedule a session. $25.00  Location: Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 S. Maple Streeet, Waconia, MN 55387


Mental Health Emergency?  
  Go to the nearest Emergency Room
       Call 911      NAMI MN Crisis Resources (click here).

PPSM (PSI-MN) Mailing address:
701 Washington Ave N
Ste 111-167
Minneapolis 55401


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