West Suburban Grief Coalition
A gathering with an atmosphere created to provide support and education for persons who are grieving the death of a loved one.
No matter where you are in the healing process, your attendance is welcome!

  •     Open to all adults
  •     No RSVP needed - join anytime
  •     Inclusive of all faiths and backgrounds
  •     A small weekly donation is gratefully received

The meetings will gather at Wayzata Community Church, 125 E Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN. 952-473-8876

April 17 ~ Joy Pelzmann "Loss Among Us" husband's death

April 24 ~ Phyllis Bruce "Wellness During Grief

May 1 ~ Jan Stanton "Hope in the Midst of Grief"

May 8 ~ Steve Sims "How Grief Changes the Family System"

May 15 ~ Becca Frohardt (Hospice of the Twin Cities "The 5 Misguided Things Most People Do During Grief"

May 22 ~ Bob Bartlett (Pheonix Process Consultants) "Effects of Grief"

May 29 ~ Participants "Sharing "Memories"

Maps and directions available at
Phone: 612-317-3454

Local Resources

  • West Suburban Grief Coalition, to provide support for persons who are grieving from losses which may include death of a loved one or a significant life change. 763-545-1108.
  • The Center for Grief, A non-profit organization dedicated to offering help and hope for the difficult times in one's life through a variety of services. 651-641-0177
  • West Metro Grief Support Coalition, the mission of this coalition is to provide caring support and education for persons who are experiencing grief and loss. Contact Darcie Rodman for more information at 763-546-4404,
  • Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center is available for information, guidance and support. The Center directs a statewide information and counseling network. 1800-732-3812.

Additional Resources:

  • SAVE (suicide awareness voices of education) To educate about suicide prevention and speak for suicide survivors.
  • AARP Grief and Loss Programs For widowed and bereaved adults.
  • Bereaved Parents of the USA Aids and supports families struggling to survive their grief after the death of a child.
  • Center for Loss and Life Transition For bereaved and children and bereavement caregivers.
  • The Compassionate Friends Supports families following a child's death.
  • GROWW-Grief Recovery Online Provides message board, resource listings and secure chat rooms for the grieving.
  • In Loving Memory Dedicated to helping parents cope with the death of their only child or all children through conferences/outreach.
  • National Center for Grieving Children and Families Provides peer support groups for children.
  • SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support For families who have experiences the death of a baby dues to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.
  • American Hospice Foundation The American Hospice Foundation aids programs that serve the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals of all ages.
  • Hospice Foundation of America Provides information for professionals and families on issues relating to caregiving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement.

Local and National Charitable Organizations:

  • Minnesota-Dakotas Alzheimer's Association. Provides Education and support to people with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers.
  • American Cancer Society Dedicated to preventing cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
  • American Diabetes Association A health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy for the prevention and cure of diabetes.
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research Supports AIDS research, prevention, treatment education and the advocacy of AIDS-related public policy.
  • American Heart Association Dedicated to reducing disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
  • American Liver Foundation Dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education and support groups.
  • American Lung Association of Minnesota Dedicated to fighting lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.
  • American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute Dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and promotion of infant health
  • Minnesota Chapter of the Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association Dedicated to the fight against ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Dedicated to the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
  • Funeral Service Foundation (FSF) Through charitable gifts and grants, FSF provides resources for career and professional development, the support of funeral service and allied professions, public awareness and education and the improvement of children's lives.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Dedicated to finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
  • Living Bank International, Organ and Tissue Donor Registry Promotes organ and tissue donation through public education and maintains a national registry of those willing to donate.
  • Make-A-Wish-Foundation For children with life-threatening illnesses.
  • March of Dimes Minnesota Chapter Dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
  • Minnesota Chapter of Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Focuses on drunk driving and underage drinking problems and offers support for people grieving the death of a loved one caused by drunk driving.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Provides news and information about neuromuscular disease, and supports MDA research and services for adults and children with neuromuscular diseases and their families.
  • National AIDS Fund Provides a voice on HIV infection prevention by supporting harm-reduction programs throughout the United States.
  • National Kidney Foundation Seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
  • Salvation Army National Headquarters Dedicated to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and alleviating human suffering and distress without discrimination.
  • SIDS Alliance Unites families, caregivers, health professionals with government, business and community service groups to advance infant safety and survival, support bereaved families, and hasten the elimination of SIDS through research.
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to education and research on breast cancer causes, treatment and the search for a cure.
  • Tissue Banks International Provide eye, bone, tendon and ligament tissue to restore mobility and sight-restoration, as well as skin for reconstructive surgery, heart valves and saphenous veins for cardiac and circulatory conditions.
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association Dedicated to advancing the independent productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

David Lee Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1220 East Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata, Minnesota
p: 952-473-5577 . f: 952-475-0870