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Welcome to Support Groups and Classes

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The following pages are intended to be a resource to help bring people together. More specifically, these pages provide information about local and regional classes and support groups in order to bring together people who may be facing similar challenges or circumstances.

When it comes to dealing with life's challenges, sometimes "going-it-alone" is not the best way, nor the most effective way, to meet those challenges. provides information in order to make another option possible - to meet these challenges with support and understanding of others facing the same or similar challenges.

Sometimes the more effective way is to find strength in numbers.

The Benefits of Support Groups

Both health professionals and mental health professionals have long recognized the benefits support groups can offer. Support groups bring together people facing similar challenges. Those challenges may revolve around an illness, relationship problems, or major life changes. Members of support groups often share experiences, and at times, they may offer helpful advice. It can be helpful simply talking with other people who are in the same situation.

The benefits of participating in support groups may include:

  • Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged.

  • Gaining a sense of empowerment and control.

  • Improving your coping skills and sense of adjustment.

To read more about what health professionals have to say about support groups, please use the link below:

Support groups: Make connections, get help.

Regional Support Groups and Classes

Below is a listing of Regional Support Groups.
To learn more about any of the support groups or classes listed,
please click on that item, or select it from the side menu
at the left side of the page.

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Center for Independent Living of Northeastern Minnesota

1309 East 40th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
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