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Parent Groups

One in Five Minnesota families with children has a child with a disability or chronic health condition. We do not have to feel alone. Join one of our virtual or in-person parent groups below. Learn more about upcoming groups or ask about starting a group of your own by contacting Jamie O’Conner by email at jamie@familyvoicesmn.org or talk / text‪ (612) 293-7306‬.

Upcoming Parent Groups

Tuesday Morning Groups

10:00 – 11:30 AM

September 10th | October 8th | November 12th

Parent Support Navigator, Terri Boettcher, is offering three virtual support groups this fall. Each will be on a Tuesday morning from 10:00 – 11:30 AM. These support groups are for parents of children (youth, or young adults) with complex health care needs or disabilities. Terri is a parent to two children with complex needs and lives in Southern MN. Click the link below to register for one or more groups.

Journaling for Self-Care Virtual Group Session

8:00 – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, September 25th | October TBD | November TBD

This facilitated private group session is for parents of children with special health care needs. Bring pen and paper and learn how writing can help you grow and cope. In this safe space, sharing will be encouraged but not required.

This session will be led by Brenda Hudson, a certified journal facilitator and writing teacher. Brenda has been teaching expressive writing for six years and uses journaling as a way of holding sacred space for her own experience as a special needs mom.

Want to learn more before you sign up? View the Introduction to Journaling for Self-Care Webinar on-demand.

Thursday Evening Groups

7:30 – 9:00 PM

September 26th | October 24th | November 21st

Parent Support Navigator, Jess Randall, is offering three virtual support groups this fall. Each will be on a Thursday evening from 7:30 – 9:00 PM. These support groups are for parents of children ( or youth, or young adults) with complex health care needs or disabilities. Jess is the parent of two children with complex needs and lives in Northwestern MN. Click the link below to register for one or more groups.

Metro Third Thursday Support Group

6:30 – 8:00 PM

September 19th | October 17th | November 21st

Local Roots, 817 66th St E, Richfield, MN 55423

These ongoing support groups are being hosted by Jamie O’Conner, Outreach Coordinator for Family Voices of MN. Jamie is mom to two kids (8 yo & 6 yo), including one child with a rare genetic condition.

The vision of this group is to offer a safe and sacred space of sharing the emotional journey of parenting a child who has special health care needs or a disability.