(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

SUPPORT GROUPS

VINE hosts a variety of support groups and provides a place for people to gather and talk about their struggles. Perhaps the biggest advantage of support groups is helping participants realize that they are not alone; visiting with others facing similar challenges can be a source of strength and comfort. Support groups are facilitated by a VINE social worker or another experienced professional with understanding of bereavement after the death of a loved one, caregiving, or memory loss. 

Caregiver Support Group

  • Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month
  • 1:30 – 3 pm

Caregiving can be difficult and isolating. This group can provide insight and encouragement from others facing similar challenges.

Facilitated by VINE’s Social Workers, Mary Wichtendahl or Carol Ries.

Please call (507) 387-1666 with any questions.

Caregiver Support Group in Mapleton

  • First Tuesday of each month
  • 2:30-4 pm
  • St. Teresa Catholic Church

This group is for anyone who provides care to a family member or friend with a progressive illness. Each session includes a brief presentation and opportunity for sharing. Participants offer support and encouragement to each other.

Facilitated by VINE’s Community Living Coach, Joyce Kolbet.

Please call (507) 387-1666 with any questions.

Grief and Loss Support Group

  • Second and fourth Thursday of each month
  • 1-2 pm

Anyone greiving the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend.

Facilitated by VINE’s Community Living Coaches, Joyce Kolbet and Carol Ries.

Please call (507) 387-1666 with any questions.

Memory Support Group

  • Second Thursday of each month
  • 10 – 11:30 am

This group is for those who have concerns about their memory or early stage dementia. Family caregivers are welcome to attend.

Facilitated by VINE’s Social Workers, Mary Wichtendahl or Carol Ries.

Please call (507) 387-1666 with any questions.

AA Support Group

  • Monday through Friday
  • 10:30 am
  • Free, but donations are encouraged to cover costs

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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