Grief Support

Grieving is a personal and highly individual experience. How you grieve depends on many factors, including your personality and coping style, your life experience, your faith, and the nature of the loss. The grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried, and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months. For others, the grieving process is measured in years. Whatever your grief experience, it’s important to be patient with yourself and allow the process to naturally unfold.

Below are listed just a few of the available grief support programs available. Please contact the programs to find out how they may be able to help you during your time of loss and transition.

Grief support contacts

Allina Hospitals Grief Resource Listing
Resources for those who have lost a loved one.

Capital City Grief Coalition
The Capitol City Grief Coalition sponsors various education and support groups.
When: Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Where: Location varies
Cost: Free (Donations gratefully accepted.)
Contact: Call Lois Knutson at 651-227-4430

The Compassionate Friends

Resources for supporting family after a child dies.

Essentia Grief Support Center
Essentia lists grief support programs through many of their clinics/hospitals throughout Minnesota.

Fairview System Bereavement Resources
Resources for those who have lost a loved one.

Offers specialized therapy and education for complicated grief, trauma and life transition.
Where: 1129 Grand Avenue, St. Paul
Contact: 651-641-0177

Heartland Hospice

Sauk Rapids
1257 2nd Street North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

7658 Design Rd #300, Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 829-1252
Cost: FREE
Contact: Haley Power MS, Bereavement Coordinator

Mayo Hospice Program adult grief support

When: Series runs for eight weeks every spring and fall
Where: Mayo Hospice Program, 200 First Street SW, Rochester
Cost: Call to confirm
Contact: Call Carolyn Wall at 507-284-1690
For a list of other Mayo support programs in Minnesota:



Medical School

Phone: 612-625-1111 Fax: 612-625-1688


Address: 3-102 Nils Hasselmo Hall, 312 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455