MN Community Resource List

Rural Area Resources

Rural MN Resources


Online offerings:

PSI Online Support Meetings

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone! Listen and share your story as a mom. Meetings in Spanish offered!

Postpartum Dads

A facebook Support Group for Postpartum Dads, facilitated by a PSI Dad Volunteer. The group is a secret group, so please email info@postpartumdads.org to request to join.

PSI Chat With an Expert- Wednesday Chat for Moms

See website for call in information, and schedule. A place to ask questions, or listen in as others ask questions.

PSI Chat With an Expert- Wednesday Chat for Dads

See website for call in information, and schedule. A place to ask questions, or listen in as others ask questions.

Michele Davidson provides support and assistance to women and families of women who are experiencing a postpartum psychosis but who do not need emergency support.
Phone: 703-298-3247 & Email: michelerdavidson@gmail.com

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Central MN/St. Cloud Area:

Fairview Lactation Services

Staff at all Fairview hospitals and clinics are trained to help new mothers learn breastfeeding and provide one-on-one assistance. Board-certified lactation consultants help new moms and babies who need extra assistance with breastfeeding. Lactation support is also available on an outpatient basis. The cost may be covered by insurance. Breastfeeding Connection at Fairview Lakes Medical Center- 651-982-7670.


RESOLVE General Infertility Support Group

For those experiencing infertility, with any pregnancy, this group is open to all. Contact organizer for dates and times of monthly meetings. Leslie Young, MS, LPCC, 320-255-0343, blueskymentalhealth@gmail.com

Recovering Hope Chemical Dependency Program

Located in Mora, MN, Recovering Hope Treatment Center is a residential facility dedicated to providing individualized treatment for drug and alcohol addiction for women 18 years and older, pregnant women and women with children up to the age of five. Call 844/314-HOPE (4673).


Fargo/Moorhead Area:

Detroit Lakes

6:30-8 p.m., Co-facilitated by Hospice of the Red River Valley and Essentia Health. Meets at Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1111 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, Minn., on the third Thursday of each month. For anyone who has experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first year of life. (800) 237-4629.

Share-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

a document for perinatal bereavement resources and support groups list around the state of Minnesota.

Fargo/Moorhead

The Compassionate Friends Child Loss Support Group 

For those who have lost a child of any age. Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month. Siblings, Grandparents and other family members and friends are welcome at our regular meeting. Chapter Leaders: Paul & Kara Bailey (701) 491-0364 or (701)261-0668 chapterleader@tcffargomoorhead.org


Young Mother’s Network

6 p.m., meets every other Tuesday, for young mothers 15-25 years old, Cultural Diversity Resources, 404 Roberts St., Fargo. (701) 526-3000


March of Dimes MN 

Several rural chapters to support families who have experienced premature births.

Mothers of Multiples 

6:30 to 9 p.m. West Acres Shopping Center Community Room, Fargo, meets the second Tuesday of the month; for mothers of twins, triplets or other multiple-birth children. (701) 235-4772


Pregnancy and Infant Loss

6:30-8 p.m. Co-facilitated by Hospice of the Red River Valley and Harlynn’s Heart. Meets at Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. S., Fargo. Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For anyone who has experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first year of life. (800) 237-4629.

Altru Infant Bereavement Program 

Assists Families with the mourning process by helping them build memories and by answering important questions.  For more information about infant bereavement, please call 701.780.5257

Grand Forks/Red Lake

Mis-Qua-Mi-Saga-Eh-Ganing Pregnant Women & Families Program  Chemical Dependency Program for Native American Women, Red Lake; Red Lake Nation


Iron Range/Border:

Eveleth, MN
Katherine's House
Katherine’s House will provide services for women with mental health, chemical dependency issues, who are pregnant and needing a safe and stable environment. A comprehensive trauma informed welcoming home environment. Phone: (218) 744-4040


Virginia, MN

Superior Babies Program (part of Arrowhead Center, Inc.)

Serving women and children in their homes before and after pregnancy. The goal of Superior Babies is to promote sobriety for women struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. Any woman who is pregnant, wants to have a healthy baby, and has questions or concerns about her chemical use is eligible to join the program, and can continue to participate until the child is two years of age. Phone: 218-749-2877

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Duluth/Brainerd Area:

Parent Grief Support Group (Miscarriage/Stillbirth & Infant Loss) 

Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)  

"The Parent Grief Support Group (for parents who have experienced a Miscarriage/Stillbirth & Birth to 10 years of age) meets the 2nd Thursday of the month in the 2E Classroom (2216) at St. Mary's Medical Center, 2nd floor by the Chapel." Contact Name: Kari Parsons Contact Phone: 218-786-4402

Mom's Morning Out

Brainerd

A free new mom's group that discusses the many changes that occur the weeks and months following your babies birth, gives opportunity to ask questions and meet other new moms. Many sessions available!  Northern Minnesota Coordinator (PSI) Annie Choate 218-310-2038

RESOLVE General Infertility Support Group

For those experiencing infertility, with any pregnancy, this group is open to all. Contact organizer for dates and times of monthly meetings.

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Southern Minnesota Area:

Bright Futures Program (teens)- Rochester

A teen pregnancy and parenting support program.  Teens may work with a public health nurse and/or social worker. Call (507) 328-7500.

Daddy Boot Camp- New Ulm

First Choice Pregnancy Services is offering this unique program for Fathers from 9:00AM-12:00 noon. Topics include: changes in new mom, your relationship with mom, feeding and changing, safety issues, breastfeeding, working on being a dad and more. For more information about Daddy Boot Camp, or to Register, please contact First Choice Pregnancy Services in New Ulm, (507)359-9800. The workshop is being offered Free of Charge, but Pre-Registration is REQUIRED!

Moms Group- New Ulm

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30 am! Meet with other moms and talk about different topics at each meeting. You do not need to be a client of First Choice Pregnancy Services to join. First Choice Pregnancy Services in New Ulm, (507)359-9800.

Breastfeeding Mothers Group- New Ulm

Call 507-217-5333.  Open to all breast feeding mothers and pregnant women. 

Breastfeeding: Nursing Moms Network- Rochester

Eisenberg 2-2, Mayo Clinic

Free, drop-in networking group for breastfeeding mothers. Facilitated by Lactation Specialists (IBCLC or CLC). Mondays, 10:30am - 12:00pm, For more information: call the Charlton 3B, Nurse Triage Office at (507) 284-5143

Our Miracle Babies - Rochester

Rochester, MN - "Our Miracle Babies provides a meaningful connection and hope for parents who are having complications in pregnancy, who have an infant born prematurely or with a medical condition, or who have suffered pregnancy loss or infant loss. "

Owatonna Hospital Baby Cafe

A free, family-friendly drop-in center for any mom, pregnant or with a child up to age 1. You can get help with breastfeeding – or just talk – with a certified lactation counselor from Owatonna Hospital and other moms, like you. You don’t need to have given birth at Owatonna Hospital to go to Baby Café. Enjoy a free beverage and snack. No registration required. Thursdays, 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

PAIIR - Parents Are Important in Rochester  

Rochester, MN - 507-328-4020 - Parent support and education (baby & me, dad & me, finding me: mama self care)


Parent/childbirth Education, support groups, peer support- Rochester

Medcity Doulas -Rochester, MN - 507-218-7307

Pregnancy and infant loss support group & Pregnancy after loss support group - Rochester

Seasons Hospice - Rochester, MN - 507-285-1930


Rice County parenting and support groups (Faribault, Northfield, Lonsdale, Owatonna)

Review this handout for all group opportunities!

Rochester Area Moms -

Rochester, MN -   "We are committed to creating a place for moms to connect with other women who are experiencing the challenges that all mothers face"

For more information, please contact us at: moms@rochmoms.org

Share-Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support  (multiple locations)

A document for perinatal bereavement resources and support groups list around the state of Minnesota.

Southern MN Moms of Multiples- Rochester

An organization for parents (current or expecting) or guardians of multiple birth children. Our goal is to provide education and support through an exchange of ideas regarding child-rearing, sibling psychology and other unique challenges facing families raising multiple birth children. Support is offered through both personal interactions and an online community. Meetings take place the 3rd Wed of the month at 7 pm at Meadow Lakes Senior Living Center in Rochester.   somnmothersofmultiples@gmail.com


Western Minnesota Area:

New Mom Club (Waconia)

Join us for a 6 week class celebrating, supporting, and meeting other new moms who are experiencing life just as you are.  Discuss new mom worries, define realistic expectations, and build a community of women walking the same path. Mondays- 9-10:30 am. 141 W. 1st St. **there is a fee associated with this class.


Mental Health Emergency?  
  Go to the nearest Emergency Room
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