Introducing TCF/USA's Updated Logo The Compassionate Friends/USA is pleased to share our updated logo with you, which you’ll find above in the header to the website which appears on each page. With the original logo nearly 40 years old, it has served us well as an organization, but the board of directors has felt for several years that it needed to be refreshed to keep up with the ever-changing times and a rapidly growing and evolving organization. In creating the update we remained mindful of our history as a caring, compassionate organization and those very important hands from the original logo have been formed into a heart to reflect that we are truly an organization with a heart! The updated logo will co-exist with the original logo over the next couple years as brochures and other printed materials are reprinted in the natural course of operations. If you are still seeing the original logo above, you may need to clean your computer's cache.
Grief Support After the Death of a Child
"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again."
–Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends
The words of TCF's Founder, Simon Stephens resonate with those who have come to The Compassionate Friends hoping to find a purpose in a life that suddenly seems so empty.
Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
Through a network of more than 650 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.
The National Office and its staff also provide many levels of support to our chapters, as well as individual responses to those who call on the phone, contact us through our website, or send an e-mail that simply says, "My child has died. Help me!" We will be here as long as you need us. That is our commitment to you.
Time has proven that in caring and sharing comes healing. We welcome you to The Compassionate Friends