The Compassionate Friends
Hope, Health, Healing after the Death of a Child
"No matter their age ... No matter the cause"
Our hearts welcome you.
As members, we are here to provide positive grief resolution after the death of a child. We welcome parents, family members and friends who are seeking support in this most difficult of times.
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an international organization with over 600 local chapters across the United States. It was founded in Coventry, England, in 1969, by Rev. Simon Stephens. When two young boys died within days of each other, Rev. Stephens brought the parents of these children together in hopes they could best support and understand each other through this painful loss. TCF's longevity is a testament to this form of parents helping parents.
You may wish to take a moment to read the Credo of The Compassionate Friends
Located in Oak Brook, Illinois, the national TCF organization provides additional support beyond the local chapters. Be sure to check out their website www.compassionatefriends.org where you will find:
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