Online Support

Online Support

The Compassionate Friends offers "virtual chapters" through an Online Support Community (live chats). This program was established to encourage connecting and sharing among parents, grandparents, and siblings (over the age of 18) grieving the death of a child. The rooms supply support, encouragement, and friendship. The friendly atmosphere encourages conversation among friends; friends who understand the emotions you're experiencing. There are general bereavement sessions as well as more specific sessions.

Schedule & Entrance for Online Support Community

Register for Online Support Community

Please Note: Times posted on the schedule are based upon Eastern Time.

To register, read the Terms of Use, if you agree with the terms register by clicking on the registration link below. You will be asked to input your desired "screen name," real name, and e-mail address. An activation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you have provided. Within that e-mail there will be a link that you must click on to verify your request for participation. A final e-mail will be sent containing the member name you have selected and a password to allow access to the Online Support Community. You do need to have a current version of Java on your computer to gain access to the rooms. You can add or update Java at the Java website.

Please Note: You may change your password at any time by clicking the "Log-in to Change Settings" option on the main registration page. Please be patient! It can take up to five minutes for a password to be updated within the system.


Views expressed in The Compassionate Friends Online Support Community sessions are the opinions of individual visitors and do not necessarily represent the views of the organization.