Smile Again Ministries

Smile Again Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry, serving families who have lost a child, offering a retreat experience and counseling services to surviving parents and siblings.  Our mission is to help hurting people find peace and hope.

Links to various grieving sites

Brighter Days Grief Center

Brighter Days Grief Center, located in Eden Prairie, MN, is an incredible information center for anyone who has lost a loved one. Carolyn Kinzel and her staff help families in every area of grief, from counseling referrals to financial helps. SAM wholeheartedly recommends this ministry to any of our friends in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. They are just a phone call away at 952-303-3873. When you contact them please mention Smile Again Ministries to them. Thanks!


GriefShare is a National organization that provides incredible helps to people who have had a loved one die. They have groups meeting throughout the United States. We recommend you go to their website for more information.

Missing Grace

Minnesota organization that serves to help families on their journey through pregnancy and infant loss, infertility and adoption.

Bereaved Parents of the USA

National self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope, especially to the newly bereaved.

The Healing Place

This site helps people of all ages answer some of the basic questions that follow the loss of a loved one. There is help for both parents and siblings.

One Bright Star

One Bright Star’s mission is to be a resource for families who have lost a child to death and has created a unique star symbol to recognize and support them.  One Bright Star was founded in 1998 by four mothers who each experienced the tragedy of a passing child.  The vision of the founders is that people will recognize the star symbol and reach out to those who have suffered such a loss with greater compassion, hugs, and support.  As part of this effort, One Bright Star has created star jewelry to be worn by family members and the Children’s Memorial which features the star symbol.  One Bright Star received its current Federal Tax Exemption status in September 1999, and is a Minnesota based 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

A Place to Remember

Books, support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.

MISS Foundation

National volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause.

Compassionate Friends

National organization assisting families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. This site has conducted two surveys that could prove helpful to grieving families.

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Background photo: the forest surrounding Whitetail Lodge,
Smile Again Ministries' retreat center.

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