Local Support Groups
Children's Grief Connection
Because children are so special, we are very proud to support Children’s Grief Connection, formerly known as Camp Amanda-Minnesota. Children’s Grief Connection is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with Minnesota’s funeral directors to provide grief programs for children and teens who have experienced the death of someone important to them. It is specially designed to provide the support and information children need, in a way they can understand. Founded and supported by members of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association the Children's Grief Connection provides all its services and programs FREE of charge. Their mission is to bring hope and healing to Minnesota's grieving children.
Camp Emily is a camp for youth ages 7 to 18 that have experienced the death of someone they loved. Parents or guardians are asked to attend and participate. The date for the camp is always the 2nd Saturday in October. This years camp will be held: Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Lakeland Hospice House, 805 E Channing Ave., Fergus Falls, MN. The camp is offered free of charge. To registrar call: Lakeland Hospice & Home Care at 218-998-1400 or toll free at 855-532-9300. Please registrar by October 1st. If you want more information go to LakelandHospiceHomeCare.org.
Camp G.K. Bear
Camp G.K. Bear is a progam designed for children, grades K-6, who have had a significant person in their life die. This person may include a parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, classmate, cousin or others. Dates have not been set for Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Rice Hospital in Willmar, MN.. There is no cost to attend the camp; however, each child needs to bring a lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Pre-registration is required by (to be announced). Please contact the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris at 320-589-3220 or the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck at 320-239-2343 for additional information.
Faith's Lodge-Wisconsin Retreat-A Place Where Hope Grows
Faith's Lodge...A place where those who are facing the serious illness or death of a child can retreat on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future. To request an application call 715-866-8200.
Footprints - Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Footprints Pregnancy & infant Loss Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Willmar, MN, from 7 to 8:00 PM. For more information, contact Janelle Hansen at 320-979-6632 or you can email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sometimes family, frineds, even a spouse, just doesn't know what to say or do. Everyone grieves in their own way. We invite you to come and share your story, provide support to others, or just come and listen. You will find hope and understanding. Comfort from being with others that are on the same journey. There is no obligation and Footprints Support is free of charge.
Grief Share-Surviving The Holidays
Surviving The Holidays, help for those dealing with grief during the holidays. The Evangelical Free Church will hold this session on December 3, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Center at the Evangelical Free Church in Morris. Registration is at 6:45 p.m. If you have questions you can call Mary Kiser at 320-589-2614, Neil Leroux at 320-589-1788 or the church at 320-589-2808.
Assisting families and individuals who are going through an end-of-life experience.
Stevens Community Medical Center - Bereavement Support Groups
400 E. 1st St. Morris, MN 56267 To Registrar call: Rhondi Lillehaug, Facilitator (320) 589-7641 Held in the New Conference Room on Main Level by Dialysis Dates: 2nd Monday of each month 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch Provided