Coping with the death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult challenges we face. Understanding the grief process and sharing with other individuals in a supportive and caring environment can lead to acceptance, personal growth, and recovery.

In an effort to help participants move forward with their lives, the Edina Coalition for Grief Support offers a short-term, nondenominational program. The focus is on education and group support in a safe and confidential environment for adults who are experiencing grief as a result of the death of a loved one.

Each week professional therapists, former participants and others knowledgeable about grief, provide education about the effects of grief and its healthy resolution. After the presentation is a small group discussion which provides a safe and confidential place for talk, support and connection. Groups are organized by individual loss: spouse loss, child loss, family/friend loss. A trained facilitator, who has experienced personal loss, leads each group.

The Coalition is a non-profit, and as such, a suggested donation of $3.00 per week helps fund the work of the Edina Coalition for Grief Support Operating expenses including speaker fees, written materials, facilitator training, etc., are partially covered by contributions from our supporting churches and organizations.