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December 9, 2018

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July 19-21, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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July 21, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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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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  • TCF E-Newsletter October 2018

        22nd Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the...
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  • 42nd National Conference

    The 42nd TCF National Conference will be in held in Philadelphia, on July 19-21, 2019. "Hope Rings in Philadelphia" is the theme of next year's event, which promises more of this year's great National...
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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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