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The Compassionate Friends offers a variety of private Facebook Groups. These pages are moderated by bereaved parents, siblings, or grandparents, and may not be accessed unless a request to join is approved by a moderator. Please click on the link next to the group you wish to join and answer the screening questions so we can confirm your request. Please note, all three questions need to be answered in order to be approved. If you are on a phone or tablet, you will need to scroll down before hitting “submit.” If you are still waiting approval after three days, please message one of the administrators. Join requests to our Facebook groups must be requested personally, therefore when you wish to share the group with someone please pass along the link to the group.

TCF – Loss of a Stepchild 
Moderators: Barbara Davies and Babe Muro 

TCF – Loss of a Grandchild 
Moderators: Grace Cassidy, Mary Ebert Fisk, and Debbie Fluhr 

TCF – Sibs (for bereaved siblings)
Moderators:  Luci Abrahamson, Dylan Stoskus, Katelyn Stoskus, Stephen Stott, and Cindy Tart

TCF – Bereaved LGBTQ Parents with Loss of a Child 
Moderators:  Arlene Istar Lev and Paula Pressley

TCF – Multiple Losses 
Moderators:  Lisa Jones and Bettie-Jeanne Rivard-Darby

TCF – Men in Grief
Moderators: Gary Odle and Bradley Vinson

TCF – Daughterless Mothers
Moderators: Mary Ebert Fisk and Audra Rogers

TCF – Sudden Death
Moderators: Chris Lourenco, Bettie-Jeanne Rivard-Darby, and Dana Young

TCF – Loss to Substance Related Causes
Moderators: Barbara Allen, Karen Colangelo, Mary Lemley and Carol Wiles

TCF – Sibling Loss to Substance Related Causes
Moderators: Barbara Allen, Kristy Flower, and Andrea Keller 

TCF – Loss to Suicide
Moderators: Carla Askew, Marilyn DeVan, Leanna Leyes, Marcie Knase, Barbara Reboratti, Laura Beth Stone Brimer, Deidre Taylor, and Mary Ann Ward

TCF – Loss to Homicide
Moderators: Rebecca Perkins and Dawn Wassel 

TCF – Loss to a Drunk/Impaired Driver
Moderator:  Robin Landry 

TCF – Loss to Cancer
Moderator: Rita Studzinski

TCF – Loss of a Child with Special Needs
Moderator: Beverly Carter Busch, Donna Reagan, and Krissy Tempesta Brigante

TCF – Loss to Long-term Illness
Moderator: Debbie Gossen

TCF – Loss to Mental Illness
Moderators: Sherry Cameron and Annette Swestyn

TCF – Loss to Miscarriage or Stillbirth
Moderators: Kelly Kittel and Ann Walsh

TCF – Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Loss of an Infant Grandchild
Moderators: Debbie Fluhr, Carole Mayer, and Michele Myers White

TCF – Infant and Toddler Loss
Moderators: Julia West and Deanna Wheeler

TCF – Loss of a Child 4 -12 Years Old
Moderators: Heike and Brian Mayle 

TCF – Loss of a Child 13-19 Years Old
Moderator: Vanessa Stanley

TCF – Loss of an Adult Child
Moderators: Debbie Miller, Rebecca Perkins, and Todd Underiner 

TCF – Loss of an Only Child/All Your Children
Moderators: Marsha Paul Anders, Tonja Knobel, Julie Colley Lowery, and Crystal Webster

TCF – Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren
Moderator: Janine Cortese

TCF – Bereaved Parents with Grandchild Visitation Issues
Moderator: Rita Studzinski

TCF – Grieving with Faith and Hope
Moderators: Laura Beth Stone Brimer, Lois Copeland and Mary Brooks Prine

TCF – Reading Your Way Through Grief 
Moderators: Ron Gallacher, Michael McLeod, and Clayton Samels

TCF – Crafty Corner 
Moderators: Gail Lafferty and Kathy Rambo

TCF – Loss of a Child
Moderators: Kelly Coccia-Stanczak, Jennifer Dixon, Donna Goodrich, Cheryl Hackenmueller, Kathy Wingo Holder, Carol Martin, and Eileen Nittler 

The Compassionate Friends Chapter Leadership (for anyone currently serving on a Chapter steering committee)
Moderator: Theresa Iervolino

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