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Support Groups

Easter Job Transitions Group (see sidebar)
For those who are unemployed, underemployed, or looking for a change.  This group meets weekly at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings.  Details 

Depression Support Coalition
The mission of the Depression Support Coalition is to inform, educate, support, and cultivate a community of spiritual hope for those affected by depression, as well as their families. More information

Parkinson’s Support Group
2nd Thursday of each month, 6 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, CLC Room 200, 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville
952-435-8102 or info@popmn.org
The group welcomes people living with Parkinson’s disease and the family member/care provider. Each meeting will start with and educational topic related to Parkinson ’s disease, followed by safe, confidential support.  Here is an informative video about Parkinsons.

Youth Grief Support
This is offered through Fairview Ridges Hospital. Contact www.youthgriefservices.org

Growing Through Loss
The Interdenominational Coalition of South Suburban Churches (of which Easter Church is a member) presents this series for adults who have experienced a loss or major crisis in their life. The series is also of interest to those who simply wish to learn more about the grief process. Each session offers an educational presentation followed by support groups facilitated by trained leaders. For more information, contact Jamie Maloney at 952-890-0045 or gtl@mmotc.org  or see the Fall 2014 Brochure

Caregiver Support Group
2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5:30-7 p.m.
Arbors Memory Care, Ebenezer Ridges Campus
13897 Community Drive, Burnsville
This free caregiver support group is co-facilitated by Laura Matuska, LSW Housing Social Worker, Ebenezer Ridges Campus and Victoria Sliva, Director, Ebenezer Ridges Adult Day Program, the caregiver support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except December and July) to provide information and a collegial environment for discussing the challenges of being a caregiver in the community. Questions? Call 952-898-4005.

Al-anon/Alateen Support Group
Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. In Minneapolis, call 952-920-3961. For St. Paul, call 651-771-2208.

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group
AA is an informal meeting society for recovering alcoholics. Its members state their primary purpose as, “to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.” 651-452-2921

Other Job Transitions Groups

  • Prince of Peace Lutheran, Burnsville, MN. There is a weekly meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Each week they have an educational topic for those unemployed, underemployed or those considering a career change. Topics include: improving your interviewing potential, dealing with financial stress when unemployed, and Linked In. Wayne E. Last is the contact at Prince of Peace at 952-431-1419.
  • St, Andrews, Eden Prairie, MN. You are invited and welcome to attend any St. Andrew Job Transition Group any Wednesday of the year from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the St. Andrew Fellowship Hall. Led by Pr. Rod Anderson, you will find the sessions a rapid-action-networking experience.