Rapid City

  • The Sparrow's Nest Counseling, LLC.
    Delain Johnson, MS, LPC, NCC,CBCP is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of South Dakota. Delain is committed to providing a holistic approach to grief counseling, embracing all aspects of you that includes mind, body and spirit. She is certified provider of Compassionate Bereavement Care by the MISS Foundation. She is currently located in Arizona, but offers tele-counseling by phone or Skype to South Dakota clients.
    Phone: (605) 347-0422

  • Heartspace Counseling
    Susan Lorenzen, 2218 Jackson Blvd Ste 13, Rapid City, 605-484-6030

  • Hospice of the Hills
    Bereaved Parent Support Group offers 8-week sessions at 3 different times during the year. Contact Amber Nupen, Bereavement coordinator. 605-755-7729 for information on the next group session and to reserve your spot.

  • Blessed Sacrament Church
    Heal your Grief Bereavement Support Group: Eight week, non-denominational support group for Christian adults grieving the loss of a loved one. Starting September 25.
    Mondays, beginning at 7p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, Rapid City. Sponsored by Family Life Ministries.
    Call Janece Rieman 605-343-5547 or George Wallace 721-3811.
    For more questions call Amy Julian 605-716-5214 ext 236 or email

  • Surviving with Grace
    Provides support in the form of care packages, response teams and weekly support groups for grieving families in our community. The mission of Surviving With Grace is to offer Christian resources and support to those grieving and encourage healthy healing through the journey of grief by resting in the promise and grace of our savior, Jesus Christ. They also host " Walk in Faith," an annual pregnancy and infant loss remembrance walk held in October.

Sioux Falls

  • Avera Infant Loss Group:
    Losing an infant is an extremely difficult situation for parents and family members to cope with. Our counselors can help you deal with the grief.
    Infant Loss Support Group Schedule
    Meets for one 3-hour session (1:00 - 4:00pm) on the following dates in 2018:
    January 20th, April 14th, and October 20th
    Location: Avera Behavioral Health Center - 4400 W. 69th Street - Education Classroom G616, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    For more information and to register, contact:
    Mark VandeBraak, 605-322-4074, Mark.VandeBraak@avera.org

  • Dr. Mark VandeBraak, PhD, FT, MT-BC
    Dr. Mark is a thanatologist and music therapist, specializing in grief therapy. He is the facilitator of the above infant loss group and is also available for individual sessions.
    605-322-4074, Mark.VandeBraak@avera.org

  • The Compassionate Friends:
    This is a support group comprised of bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. We meet monthly for a time of discussion on various topics, networking, sharing our children’s birthdays, and building community with one another. We want to offer hope and support as you work to find your new normal.
    Meeting Details: The Sioux Falls Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:15 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church - 3801 East 26th Street.
    Chapter contact - Peggy (605) 351-8823


  •  CARES
     The CARES Catholic ministry is designed to meet the sacramental and spiritual needs of grieving members of our faith community.   Our vision is that that all who are seriously ill, dying, and grieving knows Christ's love for them and remain active in their faith.  
    CARES Ministry and Seasons of Hope - MaryAnn Herrboldt:   605-722-5406

  • Compassionate Parents Sharing
    This is an informal group that meets on a monthly basis.  Contact Becky Sukstorf for more information: 605-641-2958

  • Stronghold Counseling
    Susan Terveen, 1320 North Avenue, Spearfish. 605-717-0513