Many families gain hope and knowledge when they feel connected with other families who are experiencing some of the same challenges.  (PLEASE NOTE: Many Support Groups are currently meeting online.  Contact individual organizations for more information.)

What can I do?

Join a support group, connect with a parent mentor, participate in online support options and contact organizations that work with families of children with mental health concerns.

PCLG Support Group for ParentsButterfly in hand

2nd Thursday of each month (CURRENTLY ONLINE)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (CURRENTLY 7:00-8:00pm)
Sabes JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Rd
St. Louis Park, MN (Access ZOOM Meeting Link Here)


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PCLG has launched a private online support group via Facebook.  The Hennepin County PCLG Support Group is open to parents and caregivers of children and young adults with mental health challenges.  It’s a great place to ask questions, exchange tips and make connections with other parents!

NAMI Hennepin Parent and Family Support Group

Minneapolis: 1st Saturdays; 2:15 – 3:45 pm
Lake Nokomis Community Center
2401 East Minnehaha Parkway; Minneapolis
Bilingual support for Spanish speakers
Phone: 612 370-4923

LSS Kinship Caregivers Support Group

Robbinsdale: 1st Saturday of the month, 10:00-11:30am
Peace Lutheran Church, Fireside Room
4512 France Avenue
Phone: 651-645-2948

Limited child care available, must RSVP in advance




Provides phone based support, guidance, and referrals to resources to any Minnesota family who adopted through state or tribal guardianship; internationally; or through private domestic adoption. 612-746-5137

Family Voices of Minnesota 

Direct Parent-to-Parent Support
Matches you with a trained parent mentor

NAMI Minnesota

 Parent E-mail
 Each member of the support team is a parent of a child or young adult with mental illnesses or challenging behaviors. We can help you find resources, answers to your questions and a support network, and know that you are not alone. All messages will get a response within 24 hours. Please note this is not a crisis line. For a mental health crisis or emergency always contact your county crisis team or 911



Other support groups in Hennepin County (last updated 5/30/2019)

  • Differ-ability Support Group (DSG)
  • Antioch Community Church
  • 1121 Jackson St NE, Suite 110/103
  • Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • 1st Wednesday of the month, 10-11:30am
  • 4th Wednesday of the month, 6-7:30pm.
  • Contact: Darrius Hubbard 612-644-2982

    MNAdopt Support Groups

  • Parent and Teens Group (Minneapolis)
  • Southwest Metro Group (Minnetonka)
  • Dads Support Group (New Hope)
  • Bloomington Support Group
  • Parent Children with FASD (Plymouth)
  • Maple Grove Support Group

All Disabilities:

MAPS: ASD Support Group in Minneapolis

Parents from Minneapolis Public Schools have formed an ASD support group that meets during the school year.  Contact them online for more information about meeting dates and times. (Meets in Uptown, Mpls)

Down Syndrome

  • Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome – Somali Parent Group Interpreter present
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, 2525 Chicago Ave South, Minneapolis
  • Contact: Mary Hauff, or (651) 603-0720


Early Childhood

  • ¡Adelante! (for Spanish-speaking Families) Minneapolis
  • 2nd Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm (Sept-May)
  • Andersen United Community School
  • 1098 Andersen Lane, Minneapolis
    Contact Ryan AndersonPascual
  • (952) 920-0855


  • ¡Adelante! (for Spanish-speaking Families) St. Paul
  • 4th Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm (Sept-May)
  • John A Johnson Elementary School
  • 740 York Ave, St. Paul
    Contact Ryan AndersonPascual
  • (952) 920-0855



  • Dads of Kids with Special Needs
  • Specifically for fathers. In collaboration with Minneapolis Early Childhood Family Education, which also provides child care.
  • 2nd Mondays, 5:30 – & 7:30 pm
  • Wilder School, 3328 Elliot Ave South, Minneapolis


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

  • Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Metro Caregivers Support Group
  • 3rd Thursdays of each month; 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Center for Changing Lives, Room 243
  • 2400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

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