What We Are About

When a child dies, a parent's world is turned upside down. Life will never be the same again. The grief of this loss is the worst thing a parent will ever endure. You do not have to go through this grief process alone. There are other parents who have experienced the death of a child and can offer understanding and support. These parents make up The Compassionate Friends.

The Compassionate Friends is a mutual assistance, self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and siblings. The primary purpose is to assist them in the positive resolution of the grief experienced upon the death of a child and to support their efforts to achieve physical and emotional health. This is not just a group for parents of young children who have died. It is for any parents, no matter how old their child was when he/she died. The death does not have to be a recent death, either. Anyone who has lost a child is welcome to attend our meetings.

You are cordially invited to attend our monthly meeting (2nd Monday of the month). The meeting is open to everyone and free of charge. You are free to talk, cry or sit in silence; we respect the indviduality of mourning. Comments shared in the meeting remain confidential.

To Our NewMembers
Coming to your first meeting is the hardest thing to do. But you have nothing to lose and much to gain. We suggest that you attend 3 meetings before you make any decisions about joining our group to help you with your grief.

To Our Old Members
We need your encouragement and support. You are the back bone of our group. We are here for you and hopefully you will be able to bring encouragement and comfort to the new members.