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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.

Apple Valley
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30PM
Location: 15025 Glaizer Avenue, Suite 200, Apple Valley, MN
Hosts: Melissa Tapper and Sarah Pelinka
Please contact Melissa Tapper at melissa.tapper@hotmail.com or Sarah Pelinka at spelinka@charter.net before attending your first meeting.

Duluth
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the last Thursday of each month from 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: Starbucks, 331 W. Superior Street, Duluth, MN
Host: Daniella Vifijevic
Please contact Daniella Virijevic at daniella.virijevic@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

St. Cloud
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00PM-8:45PM
Location: Great River Regional Library, St. Cloud, MN
Host: Katie Carlson
Please contact Katie Carlson at stcloudresolve@yahoo.com before attending your first meeting.

Twin Cities/Minnetonka
General Infertility Support Group
Meeting days vary
Location: Minnetonka
Host: Amy
Please contact Amy at amyanderson75@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Twin Cities North Metro
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the first Saturday of the month at 2:00PM - Next meeting to be held on August 23
Location: Upper Board Room at Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Avenue, Roseville, MN
Looking for a new host; please contact bcampbell@resolve.org.

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

Meets on the third Sunday of each month from 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Location: Hudson Bagel and Coffee Co, Hudson, WI
Host: Christa
Please contact Christa at Resolvesghudson@hotmail.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 for Fertility and Adoption
Co-led by Jeanette Truchsess, Ph.D., L.P. at 651-226-4704 or doctortruchsess@gmail.com and Kathy Boisjoli, MA, LPC at 651.315.5254 or kathy@healinglivescounseling.com at 821 Raymond Avenue, Suite 240, St. Paul, MN 55114. Gather in a supportive, confidential setting to share your journey with others who are building their family through adoption, reproductive medicine, donor egg donor/embryo donation, or gestational carrier. Topics include: processing losses and grief, talking about what to share with family/friends, resources for coping. Meets on the first Monday of the month from 6:30PM to 8:00PM beginning November 4.  RSVP required. No fees but donations accepted.

For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org.

Attention Media: If you would like to talk to RESOLVE support members or leaders please contact Andy Schwarz, Media Relations, at 703.556.7172 or aschwarz@resolve.org.

Attention Researchers/Family-Building Professionals: RESOLVE support group meetings are not open to visitors or researchers. If you are interested in reaching out to the RESOLVE community to share your message or are conducting research on infertility,  please contact RESOLVE headquarters at info@resolve.org.