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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
Allina Hospitals and Clinics
The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group helps parents whose baby has died through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillborn, or newborn death. The group is made up of parents and is led by a registered nurse and a social worker. It is not therapy, instead it’s a group of parent who find comfort and courage in talking with others who also walk this difficult path.