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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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      Executive Director, The Compassionate Friends Posted by:          The Compassionate Friends, Inc. Post Date:          May 2017 Location:            Oak Brook Illinois   Mission When a child dies,...

  • First Mother’s Day

    I remember vividly the first Mother’s Day after my son died. Had there been a vote that year, I would have cast mine for the abolition of Mother’s Day. I didn’t want...

  • What Grieving Moms Want for Mother’s Day

    Acknowledgement is what grieving mother’s want most for Mother’s Day, suggests a survey by a website that specializes in meaningful sympathy gifts. The online survey asked, “What can others do to...

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