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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.
Welcome! These chats are offered as part of our volunteer outreach by The Compassionate Friends [TCF]. We are a nationally renowned non-profit organization which provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a child, sibling or grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
We adhere to the principles of The Compassionate Friends [TCF]. See www.compassionatefriends.org to learn more.
The intent of our Online Support Community is to provide mutual comfort, hope, and support through conversation. We are not professional grief counselors.
The following are the criteria for participating in these chats overseen by trained TCF volunteers who are also bereaved parents, siblings or grandparents:
Everyone has a place here. We welcome you with open hearts and we’re glad you found us. Your support, mutual respect and kindness make these chats work!
We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends [TCF].
Please Note: Times posted on the schedule are based upon Eastern Time. Select “enter room” under the chat room you would like to participate in and you will be prompted to register. Once registered you will be able to log-in with your username and password that you have set up.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, there may be times when a moderator may not be available to lead one of the chats. We apologize for not being able to find another moderator to lead the chat, especially when we were given short notice, and hope that you will join another chat and/or return the following week. We try very hard to find someone to substitute. Thank you for your understanding.
Chat rooms are open to bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings. If you are looking for more information regarding The Compassionate Friends, please contact the National Office at 877.969.0010.
Loss to Substance Related Causes
Bereaved Less than Two Years
Bereaved More than Two Years
Moderator: Becca & Carol
Moderator: Julia & Sara
No Surviving Children
Moderator: Adaline & Izzy
Moderator: Carol & Donna
Moderator: Margo & Maureen
Moderator: Michelle & Carol
Moderator: Carol & Diana
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.
Use the chapter locator to find out information about chapters in your area. Locate a Chapter by selecting your state and zip code.