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Circle of Hope Support Groups

The Circle of Hope (COH) is a network of women who have used alcohol or drugs during pregnancy. These women are lovingly known as “Warrior Moms” because of their incredible strength.  Many of the women are in recovery and serve as mentors to one another. Together, they support one another in overcoming the stigma of alcoholism, addiction, and FASD, as well as offering hope and encouragement as they face the challenges of parenting children with a history of prenatal alcohol or drug exposure. Find a COH support group in your area.


Youth and Young Adult Support Groups

Baxter’s Circle of Support

Join us for a monthly support group for teens and young adults (ages 16-25) with an FASD (diagnosed or suspected). This facilitated group is an opportunity to hang out and connect with other youth who understand the challenges of FASD. Be yourself, have fun, and share your successes and worries in a safe and supportive environment. Limit of 8 participants. Please note: Participants may receive “support” from Baxter the dog.

2nd Saturday of the month | 10 – 11 a.m.
MOFAS Office, 2233 University Ave W, Suite 395, St. Paul, MN
Contact: Marissa Lang, at 651-917-2730 or marissa@mofas.org


Parent and Caregiver Support Groups

Gather with other parents and caregivers of children and adults with an FASD to share resources, insights, strategies, and support.

Metro Area

Minneapolis
For caregivers of African American children with an FASD.
2nd Saturday of the month | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Northeast Library, 2200 Central Av. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Contact: Roxanne King at 651-917-2370 or rking@mofas.org

St. Paul
Focused on the transition to adulthood.
3rd Thursday of the month | 5:30 – 7 p.m.
MOFAS Office, 2233 University Ave W, Suite 395, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact: Roxanne King at 651-917-2370 or rking@mofas.org

St. Paul
For parents and caregivers of people with an FASD dealing with substance use.
3rd Thursday of the month | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
MOFAS Office, Suite 395, 2233 University Ave W, Suite 395, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact: Sue Terwey, scterwey@gmail.com

Greater Minnesota

Grand Rapids
1st Wednesday of the month | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Itasca Resource Center (IRC), 1209 SE 2nd Avenue, Room 239, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Contact: Mikki Anderson at mikkiha2000@yahoo.com or 218-398-0987

Rochester
Focused on adoption, adoption issues, and foster care.
4th Thursday of the month | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
1025 Maywood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Contact: Melissa Fredin at 507-272-0964 or melissafredin@gmail.com
Please note: Canceled if the school is canceled or released early. Child care is offered free of charge if you arrange in advance. To register for child care, please contact Debra Dalin at dalin.debra@co.olmsted.mn.us or call 507-328-6432

 


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