Angel of Hope
                                                                 Angel of Hope Memorial

We are sorry for the reason you need The Compassionate Friends - but we are glad you found us. Whether the child you mourn died before birth, as an infant, child, teen, or adult, the grief you experience is very difficult.

The reason we have erected the Angel of Hope Memorial is to provide a special place where families may remember and grieve the special child that has died.

The original 189 bricks have been engraved so we have reached the time to add to the walls at the memorial.

The cost of each brick is $125.00. You can request an order form through Paulette. You may put whatever you choose on the brick, staying with in the length of the guidelines (three lines with 16 characters per line including spaces and any other characters like dashes.

Once you get an order form from Paulette, you can complete it and send it back to her. Include your $125.00. Your brick will be part of the new wall. We will keep you informed of the progress of the new wall through the Compassionate Friends Newsletter (sent quarterly). If you are not on the mailing list for the newsletter, please let Paulette know.

Paulette Wiley



This group is open to anyone; parents, family, and friends of anyone that has lost a pregnancy at any stage and/or an infant less than one year of age. Anyone that has been down this path and is willing to support others, but may not necessarily need support themselves, is invited to come as well. Our group will meet the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church | 713 12th Street SW | Willmar, MN. Please use the northeast entrance. This is a non-denominational group.

Heartbeat: For those who have lost a loved one through suicide, this support group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  For additional information contact Janae on 320-796-0168, Diane on 320-894-0182, or Kay on 320-235-1539.

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