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Local Support Groups

In addition to our Mattson Funeral Home Monthly grief support group, families may also be interested in the following support groups in our area (listed alphabetically): 


Allina Grief Resources
Support groups and related services. Call 651-628-1752 for more information, or visit their website at

Camp Triumph Hope for Grieving Children
For more information, contact Karen Campbell 651-257-7815. 

Caring Hearts Grief Group
When a loss happens in our lives, sometimes we don’t know where to turn. One of those havens of refuge can be Caring Hearts Grief Group. Considerate, compassionate, confidential, and caring, this group would like you to attend. Come and find resolve, comfort, hope, and a sense of peace, as you discover you are not alone in this journey of grief.  

Please join us every Third Thursday at 11 am in Zion’s Library.
For more information, contact Pastor Baumann at Zion Lutheran Church: (651) 257-2713

Compassionate Friends
For those who have experienced the loss of a child. For more information contact 952-975-3627.


Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice
11725 Stinson Ave., Chisago City, MN 55013
Call 651-257-8850 for more information


Grief and Loss Support Group
St. Croix Regional Medical Center
For more information contact Bonnie Prazak 715-483-0272. 


Growing Through Loss - Grief Support Series
For more information contact Gloria Larsin 651-257-1047.

Grief Share
For more information on upcoming sessions contact: Maranatha Assembly of God 651-464-3131 or visit


For more information, please call Linwood Covenant Church, (651) 462-3780


Loss of a Child Support Group
Open to anyone who has lost a child is welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Ann Trudeau, 651-257-8620. 

Loss of a Spouse Support Group
Weekly grief support group for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse. Meets every Tuesday from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in North Branch. Contact Gretchen Kirvida 651-257-8850 to register. 


Mattson Funeral Home Grief Group 
Our monthly grief support group is open to anyone who has experienced a loss. We meet on the third Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. at The Jelly Jar in Forest Lake.
Contact Kelly Haus 651-464-3556 for more information. 

Minnesota Grief Connection
Grief programs for children and teens in partnership with the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association. For more information call 877.226.7632 or Kelly Haus at 651-464-3556 or visit their website at




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