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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 Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org.

Apple Valley Wings to Fly
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the third Tuesda of the month in January, March, May, July, September, and November from 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Location: Shepherd of the Valley Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Hosts: Melissa Tapper and Sarah Pelinka
Please contact Melissa Tapper and Sarah Pelinka at 612.203.8817 or wingstoflysupportgroup@outlook.com 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 Virijevic
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: Cindy
Please contact Cindy at cindyrasmussen@hotmail.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 for Fertility and Adoption
Meets on the second Wednesday 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: 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 reproductive medicine, donor egg or donor sperm, embryo donation or adoption, gestational carrier, or domestic or international adoption. Topics come from the group, and may include: processing losses and grief, sharing with family/friends, resources for coping, being child free, setting boundaries for self care, how couples are impacted. RSVP required. $15 fee per individual, or $25 per couple.