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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.

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Through a network of over 600 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam, The Compassionate Friends has been providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

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  • Introducing TCF’s New Executive Director

    The Compassionate Friends/USA, the foremost parental grief organization in the world, providing grief support services to more than one million bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings, grief professionals, social service networks, religious organizations, hospitals,...
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  • Speaking from the Heart

    For everything there is a season, and for me the season of being the Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends will come to an end before the next issue of the E-Newsletter...
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  • Speaking from the Heart

    Well, it is that time of year again. Nobody needs to tell me what season it is, I can just feel it. There is something in the air, a kind of excitement...
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