Who We Are

Brighter Days Family Grief Center is an unparalleled family-focused grief center serving Minnesota families since 2017. As the only nonprofit Family Grief Center in Minnesota, we provide free grief support resources, programs and services for youth, young adults, adults, and families who are grieving the death or terminal diagnosis of a beloved family member. We believe that every family member must have compassionate and comprehensive support in order to move forward and heal together.

Who are we? We are a team of professionals who believe deeply in comprehensive care for the entire family. We are the lifeline for so many who reach out to us in their time of anguish. We are the trusted partner of hospitals, hospices, schools, community foundations, and other non-profits. Many of us have our own stories, too, and have experienced the depth of helplessness of not knowing where to turn. Our reputation is built on personal experience, knowledge, dedication, and most of all compassion.

Our model of care is truly exceptional; providing one of a kind support logistically, financially and psychosocially. We realize each family member grieves differently and therefore has different needs. Our goal is to help determine those needs and provide the resources to compassionately address them. In 2020, we proudly acquired the Youth Grief Services program from M Health Fairview to provide more specific and continual support for youth and young adults. This opportunity also gave us the honor of being the Minnesota Chapter for Camp Erin, a national camp program for grieving youth through Eluna Network. We are truly honored to be chosen as a well-respected partner in the grief community to give this exceptional 20+ year program a new home.

Overall, we hope to lessen the devastating impact that grief can have on a family as well as a community. By providing a compassionate space for people to gather, with access to crucial programs and services, we will work to help children, families, and communities move forward together rather than apart. Visit Our Wish to learn about our future build in the Twin Cities!