Brighter Days Grief Center

Brighter Days Grief Center is a Minnesota nonprofit organization serving individuals anticipating or coping with the death of a beloved family member. Although we are a Grief Center providing free services and resources, we are so much more than that at our core. We are a community of families turned into volunteers, staff and board that are bound together by our own experiences.

These experiences have inspired us to support and guide grieving families in ways that were not available to us. Our programs are designed to address the financial, emotional and other psycho social aspects of grief. We realize each family member grieves differently, and therefore has different needs. Our goal is to help determine those needs, and provide the resources to compassionately address them.

Overall, we hope to lessen the devastating impact that grief can have on a family as well as a community. By providing a compassionate space for people to gather, with access to crucial programs and services, we will work to help families and communities move forward together rather than apart. We do not take this lightly; we understand that “moving forward” can seem impossible, yet we believe with genuine care and compassion it truly is possible. 

Babies Remembered

  • Understanding about the depth of despair, healing light, information, and hope to grieving families facing the darkness after the loss of a precious baby, no matter size or age, and to all who are touched by such tragic losses.  
  • Help in finding support, understanding, compassionate care, guidance, resources, networking links, speakers, perinatal loss consultants, excellent standards of bereavement care, literature, and so much more.

A Momma’s Heart: Comfort for Loss Moms

48 pages of exquisite black and white photography intermingle with dazzling line drawings begging to be colored! Readers will be moved by the powerful and encouraging words of A Momma’s Heart.

With room to journal and reflect, mommas can spend time remembering and embracing the baby they carry in their heart. This powerful book makes a perfect gift for yourself or any mother who has experienced a loss.

The book has an intimate feel and is sized for portability. A Momma’s Heart can be easily slipped into a purse or bag, and it will fit nicely on your night stand or by your favorite chair.

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Healing Hearts Through Healing Moments Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group

Healing Hearts through Healing Moments helps parents whose baby has died through, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. The group is open to all parents, free to join and is led by a Clinical Counselor and a Registered Nurse, both of whom are also bereaved parents. The love of a parent is never ending. Through this group, parents can find moments of comfort and company as they walk their own unique road. Grief is a life-long journey, but the journey does not need to be traveled alone.

The Support group is held every third Wednesday from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Healing Moments Counseling in Monticello. Please email Kathleen Massmann for more information or to register

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The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.