Programs and Activities

Family-to-Family

Family-to-Family is intended to offer newly bereaved parents emotional support from Parent volunteers who are themselves bereaved but whose child died more than 2 years ago. The parent volunteers are assigned to an interested family and provide emotional support via telephone, letters, email or face to face meetings. Those interested in being a Family-to-Family volunteer or in receiving this service should contact the bereavement coordinator at (612) 813-7216 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Memorial Services

Bereavement Services offers two memorial services each year. The Children's Annual Memorial service is held in the spring of each year. Invitations are mailed to all families whose child died in the past 2 calendar years. The Perinatal Memorial Service is held each October to acknowledge infant and pregnancy losses. This service is offered in collaboration with Abbott Northwestern and United Hospital.

Daytime Grief Group

A daytime grief group for bereaved parents meets in the fall and spring of each year. Meeting day and times will vary. The group will be held contingent upon an adequate number of registrations.

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Family Bereavement Days

The Family Bereavement Day is offered in the fall and winter each year. This event is for parents and surviving siblings. Grandparents are included contingent upon and adequate number of grandparents registered. Invitations are mailed to all families whose child died in the past 2 calendar years. For more information, contact Bereavement Services at (612) 813-7216 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.