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Minnesota Support Groups

There are two different types of support groups in Minnesota -- Peer-led Support Groups and Professionally-led Support Groups.

 Peer-led Support Groups

RESOLVE Peer-led Support Groups are informal opportunities for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals. Attendance is free. Please contact the group host before attending your first meeting.

Don’t see a support group in your area? Want to start a new group? The first step in the process is to listen to a free one-hour TeleSeminar entitled “How to Start a Peer-Led Support Group”. After you listen to that training you will be given instructions on next steps in the process. We hope to make this process as simple and straightforward for you as possible, while also ensuring that our hosts have been adequately prepared for their role as group leader.

Please note the contact information below is provided only for those seeking a support group. The media and family-building professionals should not contact support groups directly; support group hosts will not respond. Media requests should be directed to  Andy Schwarz, Media Relations, at 703.556.7172 or aschwarz@resolve.org. Family-Building Professionals and Researchers should contact RESOLVE headquarters at info@resolve.org. For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact supportgroups@resolve.org.

Apple Valley 
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Location: Shepherd of the Valley Church, Room 4, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124 (meetings are non-denominational and open to all)
Hosts: Melissa Tapper 
Please contact Melissa Tapper at 612.207.1722 (call or text) or melissa.tapper@hotmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Duluth
General Infertility Support Group

Meets monthly on a date, time and location by current members
Please contact the group leader at duluthresolve@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. 

Edina
Expecting After Infertility Support Group
Meets on every third Sunday
Location: Edina, MN
Host: Krista Kelly
Please contact Krista at krista.kelly.sf06@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. 

Twin Cities/Minnetonka
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM (Meetings may be held on the third Monday of the month dependent upon holidays.)
Location: Ridgedale Library, Room 172, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305
Hosts: Teri, Kristi and Kati
Please contact Teri at teri.searles@yahoo.com before attending your first meeting.

Twin Cities North Metro
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30PM. (January and February meetings will be held on the third Tuesday instead due to the Martin Luther King and President's Day holidays)
Location: Ramsey County Upperwood Library, 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN
Hosts: Katie and Kendra
Please contact Katie and Kendra at NorthMetroMNresolve@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Hudson, WI
Western Wisconsin/Eastern Minnesota General Infertility Support Group

Temporarily on hold until the summer.
Twin Cities North Metro Minnesota General Infertility Support Group is welcoming members while this group is on hold. Please contact Katie and Kendra at NorthMetroMNresolve@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

 Professionally-Led Support Groups

Professionally-led support groups are led by trained and licensed therapists who specialize in assisting individuals and couples with the special challenges presented by infertility. Participation in professionally-led groups involve fees set by the individual therapist and a commitment to a specific number of sessions.

Attention Mental Health Professionals - RESOLVE is looking for licensed private practice psychotherapists with personal infertility experience to lead infertility and adoption support groups. RESOLVE professional membership required. Please contact Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

Minneapolis-St. Paul
RESOLVE Professionally-led Support Group
Meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Led by Jeanette Truchsess, Ph.D., L.P. at 651-226-4704 or doctortruchsess@gmail.com
Location: Okie Library, St. Clement's Church, 901 Portland Ave., St. Paul, MN.
This group is for anyone who is struggling to have a child. People considering using egg, sperm or embryo donation or adoption are welcome. People who are pregnant after infertility are also welcome, as this can be a stressful time. Share your journey in a safe, confidential setting with peers who are having similar experiences. Get support for your feelings and decision making as you explore what path is best for you. Topics include grieving, family building options, coping with stress, deciding who to tell about the journey, sharing the donor story with children and others and living child-free. Learn a different stress-reducing tool each month from Alice Domar’s Mind/Body Program for Fertility. To RSVP, email Dr. Jeanette. RSVP appreciated but not required. Please use back door entrance. Parking available behind the church. Fees: $15/person, $25/couple