Don’t go it alone!  These are groups that I know of in the Minnesota ares.  Feel free to let me know if there are updates or other groups you know about, and I will add it to the list.  Thanks!

Updated 8-16-09

Anoka County Celiac Support Group: Meetings the second Saturday of each month, 10AM-noon.  Bring your questions, ideas, and a gluten-free treat and its recipe to share!

  • Location: Anoka County Library, Rum River Brand, Co Rd. 116 and 7th Ave, Anoka
  • Contact Margaret “Mike” Douville, at 763-421-3656 or Sandy Carroll 763-427-6965

Celiac Friends Twin Cities Support Group: Serving Minnetonka and Western Twin Cities Suburbs. 
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at Ridgewood Church 4420 Hwy 101, Minnetonka at 6:45 p.m. 
Contact: Lynn Shadle Gabriel , Julie Melin 612/798-5720 or , Elizabeth Hayes 763/551-7920 or, Ken Huiras  952/925-1737 or , Darcy Gautsch , Carol Ansolabehere 952-934-8940 or

Crookston, Minnesota: We meet the third Monday of each month at Riverview Hospital.
Meeting Room One at
5:30 PM- 6:30 p.m. 
Contact Mary Bratrud 218-281-9553, or email: Sr. Ruthann at

Duluth CSA: Quarterly meetings at St. Luke’s Hospital 5:30-6:3- p.m.  Contact Karen Johnson 218-249-5473 or

Can’t Eat Wheat Support Group – Northfield: Meets the first Monday of Feb/Apr/Aug/Oct/Dec.

  • Location: The new Northfield hospital, located on the north side of town at 2000 North Ave. County Roads 23 and 19. Meetings take place in the lower level conference room.
  • For more information call Jody Friedow at 507-663-6071

Nothland Celiac Support Group:

Red River Celiac Support Group: Fargo, ND

R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids) Twin Cities A non-profit support group for families with children who have celiac disease. Support, guidance and sharing of recipes are part of the two monthly meetings:

  • R.O.C.K. NORTH: Held at Whole Foods in Minneapolis on alternate months (March, may, July, September, November).  Please visit the our web site site for meeting location, or call Julie Jones, (763) 694-9359.
  • R.O.C.K. SOUTH: Held at Whole Foods in Minneapolis on alternate months (February, April, June, August, October).  For more information visit or contact Kathy Olson at 612-910-3221.

SE Minnesota Celiac Support Group: For meeting dates, times and location, Gail Thurnau, phone 507-391-1674.

St. Cloud Celiac Support Group: Meetings first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4310 County Road 137, St. Cloud.  Bring questions, ideas, and a Gluten-Free treat (and its recipe!) to share.  Contact Sylvia Raschke at 320-685-3007 or or Faith Pavkovich 763-263-6387 or

St. Croix Valley Celiacs (Hudson, Wisconsin): Meetings are held at the Hudson Hospital on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 PM.  Contact Pam Brokaw at 715-377-1002 or

The Woodbury Eastside Celiac Support Group’s (WECSG):  Meetings typically scheduled for the THIRD THURSDAY of each month at 7 p.m. at the Woodbury Allina Health Clinic (Radio Drive and Valley Creek Rd.)  No meetings are held in June/July/August/December. Contact Information:  Gloria Read—651/730-7514,

Chris Ripka—651/768-7231