Grief Support Resources

Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.

The emotional upheaval these trying times can cause is sometimes so overwhelming that even the support of friends and family may not help relieve the amount of sadness and grief you feel. Below are a few local grief groups that may help you or a family member or friend.

» Rainbows: Grief Support for Children Preschool - High School Age

Meets at on Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
2035 15th St. W.
Hastings, MN 55033
Contact Jill Skaife for more information (651)437-4254


» Hastings Area Grief Support Group

Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • Where: Community Education Building 310 River St.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Dick and Donna Mathiowetz @ (651)983-0135
The Hastings Area Grief Support Group provides a caring environment of mutual support and education for those grieving the death of a significant person.

In a respectful Christian atmosphere, this group welcomes all people with opportunities to understand and express their own grief experience.

They provide an educational component and then have small group time with others experiencing a similar loss.

»  Center for Loss & Transition
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

»  Growth House
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.

»  GriefNet
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues.

»  National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.