Foley Funeral Home
221 2nd Avenue P.O. Box 307
Foley, Minnesota 56329
We offer bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have provided some helpful grief support links below:
Local Grief Support:
Coping with Loss
Coping with Loss is an open group that was formed in order to help those in our community who are experiencing the emotional waves of grief. There is an atmosphere of friendship, compassion and acceptance. A support group can provide just the glimmer of hope that a person needs when they are feeling their lowest. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month (October-April) at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (306 Norway Drive) in Foley. For questions or more information for yourself or a friend in need, please call the Foley Funeral Home at 320-968-7111.
Children's Grief Connection: Hearts of Hope Camp and Teen Retreat
Family camp held twice a year free of charge to children/teens grades K-12 and their families. For more information, contact Foley Funeral Home or see website: www.childrensgriefconnection.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing Hearts Suicide Loss Support Group
Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month, 8:00 - 9:00 PM. Free and open to all. St. Mary's Parish Center (211 5th Ave SE, Melrose). Contact Foley Funeral Home for more information.
Perinatal Loss Support Group
For families with loss of an infant by ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Free and open to all. Meets at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Benedict's room; 2nd Monday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
There are a number of other support groups in the Central Minnesota area. Please contact Foley Funeral Home if you would like more information or help finding a group that best fits your needs.
Online Grief Support:
Crisis, Grief and Healing
Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.
With nearly 50 internet support groups plus a wide range of online resources, GriefNet provides support for those dealing with all types of loss. Their companion site, kidsaid.com, helps children and their parents deal with grief and loss in an appropriate and safe environment.
Grief and Loss
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.
Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.