WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
The Compassionate Friends aims to serve every family who has ever experienced the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
When a child has died, all meaning seems to drain from life. When waking in the morning, it’s difficult to get out of bed, much less live a “normal” life. All that was right with the world now seems wrong and there is little to no hope for a bright future.
As people who have been there ourselves, we understand the pain that results from losing a child. We know that this is a bewildering experience for everyone involved. Being newly bereaved is an emotional roller-coaster with seemingly no end in sight.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
Today TCF has about 660 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened. Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us.
We have many other ways of providing support including: our national website and Online Support Community; We Need Not Walk Alone, our national magazine available by free online subscription; our monthly online e-newsletter which talks about the organization and its events; our Facebook Page with over 50,000 members; our Worldwide Candle Lighting each December; our national conference; and our Walk to Remember. We will be here as long as you need us. Even though you are newly bereaved and the road is long, we invite you to walk with us for as long as the journey takes.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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