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 Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 6th Avenue North, Long Lake, MN. Jeanne Tempero-coordinator. 952-473-8577
March 28 ~ Steve McManus "Personal Grief History"
April 11 ~ Rev. Jay Hillestad (Spiritual Health Services) "Dynamics of Grief"
April 18 ~ Mary Westra "Personal Son Death Journey"
April 25 ~ Bob Bartlett (Phoenix Process Consultants) "Effects of Grief "
May 2 ~ Barbara LaPorte "Personal Husband Grief Journey"
May 9 ~ Jan Mattox "Living Through and Beyond Loss"
May 16 ~ Mark Flaten "Self Care and Grief"
May 23 ~ Beryl Schewe "GPS- Does not Stand for Grief, Pain & Suffering"
May 30 ~ Participants, Group Sharing
Maps and directions available at www.mplsgriefsupport.com.
- 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 www.griefloss.org
- 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, http://home.comcast.net/~westmetrogrief
- Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center is available for information, guidance and support. The Center directs a statewide information and counseling network. 1800-732-3812.
- SAVE (suicide awareness voices of education) www.save.org To educate about suicide prevention and speak for suicide survivors.
- AARP Grief and Loss Programs www.griefandloss.org. For widowed and bereaved adults.
- Bereaved Parents of the USA www.bereavedparentsusa.org. Aids and supports families struggling to survive their grief after the death of a child.
- Center for Loss and Life Transition www.centerforloss.com. For bereaved and children and bereavement caregivers.
- The Compassionate Friends www.compassionatefriends.org. Supports families following a child's death.
- GROWW-Grief Recovery Online www.groww.org. Provides message board, resource listings and secure chat rooms for the grieving.
- In Loving Memory www.inlivingmemoryonline.org. 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 www.grievingchild.org. Provides peer support groups for children.
- SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support www.nationalshareoffice.com. For families who have experiences the death of a baby dues to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.
- American Hospice Foundation www.americanhospice.org. The American Hospice Foundation aids programs that serve the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals of all ages.
- Hospice Foundation of America www.hospicefoundation.org. 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. http://www.alzmndak.org/. Provides Education and support to people with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers.
- American Cancer Society www.cancer.org. Dedicated to preventing cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
- American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org. A health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy for the prevention and cure of diabetes.
- American Foundation for AIDS Research www.amfar.org. Supports AIDS research, prevention, treatment education and the advocacy of AIDS-related public policy.
- American Heart Association www.americanheart.org. Dedicated to reducing disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
- American Liver Foundation www.liverfoundation.org. Dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education and support groups.
- American Lung Association of Minnesota http://www.alamn.org/index.asp. 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 www.sids.org. Dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and promotion of infant health
- Minnesota Chapter of the Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association http://www.alsmn.org/main.html. Dedicated to the fight against ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation www.cff.org. 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) www.funeralservicefoundation.org. 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 www.leukemia-lymphoma.org. 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 www.livingbank.org. Promotes organ and tissue donation through public education and maintains a national registry of those willing to donate.
- Make-A-Wish-Foundation www.wish.org. For children with life-threatening illnesses.
- March of Dimes Minnesota Chapter www.modimesmn.org/servlet/modimes/. Dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
- Minnesota Chapter of Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) www.maddmn.org. 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) www.mdausa.org. 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 www.aidsfund.org. Provides a voice on HIV infection prevention by supporting harm-reduction programs throughout the United States.
- National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org. 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 www.christianity.com/salvationarmyusa. Dedicated to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and alleviating human suffering and distress without discrimination.
- SIDS Alliance www.sidsalliance.org. 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. www.komen.org/
- Tissue Banks International www.tbionline.org. 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 www.ucp.org. Dedicated to advancing the independent productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
David Lee Funeral Home & Cremation Services
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