Grief Support & Aftercare

We offer a full grief library at the funeral home to those suffering from a loss and interested in checking out an appropriate title or video. We also have information about several area grief support groups which meet on a regular basis in our area. There are groups for grieving widows and widowers, parents who have lost a child and there is also a grief camp for children who have lost a family member. Check out the links below for additional and more detailed information .

The Care Community
The Care Community is a website where families can find information and help learning about grief topics.  You can also join a live forum to talk about your specific grief issues. Please access our link to this wonderful resource for families that have experienced a death or are facing elder-care issues. We highly recommend this site as a help to those in grief.

Hearts for Hope
Hearts of Hope Grief Camps are overnight camps held several times a year to help children who have experienced  the loss of someone special in their lives. These camps provide a safe and encouraging environment for children who have experienced a loss. Hearts of Hope Camps and their new Teen Retreats are offered free of charge to participants because of the support of  the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association members.  It is managed and directed by the Children's Grief Connection.  

MISS Foundation
The MISS Foundation is a volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. Our local contact is Heidi Ciplienski, who is also the founder of the local chapter here in central MN. For more information on the MISS Foundation visit their website.