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


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

Caregiving can be difficult and isolating. Gain insights and encouragement from others facing similar challenges.

• 1st Tuesday of the Month
• 2:30 – 4 pm
• St. Teresa Catholic Church, Mapleton
Call (507) 386-5583 to register.
Registration is required.

• 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month
• 1:30 – 3 pm
• VINE Adult Community Center

• 3rd Wednesdays of the month
• 5:15 – 6:15 pm
• VINE Adult Community Center

Call (507) 386-5577 to register. If you’d like to attend any of these support groups virtually, please email maryw@vinevolunteers.org.

LGBT+ Caregivers Support Group

A priority for VINE Staff is to continue understanding and responding to the needs of our LGBTQ+ elders and their advocates. Support is provided as needed.

• 2nd Tuesday of the month
• 4 – 5 pm
• Virtually over Zoom
Please contact Joyce at (507) 386-5583 or joycek@vinevolunteers.org if you are interested in being part of this support group.