Multicultural support services

Expressions of grief and ways of supporting those who are grieving can vary by cultural groups. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota recognizes that some cultural communities have specialized support for members of their communities.

Below is a list of resources that have been recommended by parents who have been served by Bereavement Services.  These are not part of Children’s – Minnesota or Bereavement Services but are provided as additional possible sources of support for those from the listed communities.


720 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Family, couples, and individual counseling

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
401 Concord Street, St. Paul, MN 55107
651-228-0506, ext. 14
Bereavement consultation with priest; low-cost funeral at church


Jewish Family and Children Services
13100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 400., Minnetonka, MN 55305
Jewish healing resources library, information on volunteers to visit with families who are not already connected to support within Jewish community, services such as transportation, visits and meals. Contact Judy Marcus at 952-542-4840

Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel
Jewish funeral chapel that offers general grief support services and referral for funeral and burial expenses.

American Indian

Church of Blessed Kateri
3045 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407
Will assist with: pastoral care for support; building space for all-night ceremony/wake/funeral; help arranging hearse and volunteer drivers that will transport the deceased and family members up to 400 miles; access to drum groups.

Indian Health Board
1315 E. 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-721-9873 – Margaret Monroe, SW
Grief groups for current therapy clients of the Indian Health Board. Will help direct inquiries about assistance with burial costs to agencies that do have funds. Other services include testing for ADHD and ADD.


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