The Compassionate Friends is an international, non-profit, peer support organization, offering friendship, understanding, grief education and HOPE for the future to all families who are grieving the death of a child at any age, from any cause.

Our Primary Purpose is to aid in the positive reconciliation of grief and foster the physical and emotional health of parents and their surviving children.

Our Secondary Purpose is to provide information and education about the grief of bereaved parents and their surviving children. The objective is to help those in their community, including family, friends, co-workers, employers and professionals to be supportive.

The Secret of TCF’s success is simple. As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal.

The Vision of The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope.